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St. George Neighborhood Summary
St. George real estate has always been sought after, and is one of the best places in Staten Island to find high-rise buildings, condos and multi-family dwellings. These properties tend to be a little more expensive than their equivalents in other neighborhoods, but it's an easy price to pay for the unbeatable location and incredible views of the ocean. It's expected that the St. George's real estate market will remain in high demand for decades to come.
The town of St. George has a recognized historic district consisting of 79 properties, many indicative of turn-of-the-century and early 20th century design sensibilities, including Colonials, Victorian, Mediterraneans, and Craftsman-style homes.
Other real estate options include Victorian single-family dwellings, solid Ranch homes, and well-maintained Contemporaries. No matter what your price range, there's something right for you in the neighborhood of St. George's, Staten Island's fastest growing hub of history and culture.
History of St. George
Once a bustling resort town, St. George has gone through multiple incarnations throughout the past one hundred years. Within the past twenty years, the neighborhood has been experiencing a resurgence, thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's plan to revitalize the area, and the popularity of St. George continues to grow with each passing year. The buildings in the area's historic district, which spans Nicholas Avenue to Westervelt Avenue, tell the tales of its well-to-do and prominent residents. Within the Staten Island Museum on Stuyvesant Place and Wall Street contains the neighborhood's and the island's links to the past, with exhibits that relate the history of the Staten Island ferries and the Paleo-Indians that lived on the island over 10,000 years ago.
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St. George's Nearby Neighborhoods
St. George, a waterfront community in the Greater St. George area is the home of the Staten Island Ferry, Borough Hall, Staten Island Courts, Staten Island Yankees, St. George Theater, and and more history than you can imagine. St. George is soon to be the location of the world's largest ferris wheel, The Staten Island Ferris Wheel, that will bring along an outlet center and hotel with it. All this combined with great views of the New York City skyline and the convenient commute to Manhattan, St. George is a nice place to live that's only getting better. Bordering towns are and .
St. George's Nearby Amenities
Residents and visitors alike have plenty of amenities right at their fingertips. With an up-and-coming restaurant scene and a large community of artists, the neighborhood has no shortage of opportunities to immerse oneself in the culture of the area. At St. Marks Place near Tompkins Square, you'll find bookstores, cafes, and park benches to sit and people watch while sipping a hot cup of coffee. Theater lovers will enjoy the St. George Theater, and there are plenty of galleries to delight art lovers. Those who love period architecture can spend an afternoon wandering the neighborhood's streets, exploring incredible, historic properties with unique design features. The North Shore Esplanade and Bank Street along the shore give visitors unparalleled views of Manhattan from across the Harbor, and those who take the Staten Island Ferry can visit the September 11th Memorial after the disembark at the ferry terminal. St. George is also close to such attractions as the Staten Island Children's Museum and the Snug Harbor Botanical Gardens, and the neighborhood provides educational opportunities to children of all ages in its many public and private schools.
St. George Schools
St. George is close to a number of public and private schools for K-12 students, as well as institutes of higher learning, such as Wagner College, St. John's University, and the College of Staten Island. For a map and more detailed information of schools you can find all across Staten Island, please visit our Local Schools page.
Transportation in St. George
Residents looking to get off-island can take a free ferry from the St. George Terminal across the Bay to Manhattan's Whitehall Terminal. Ferries run frequently all day, every fifteen to twenty minutes. St. George also has a Staten Island Railways station with trains providing service all around the island. Most local buses stop at St. George at spots along Richmond Terrace, St. Marks Place, and the ferry terminal. While taking the ferry is the preferred means of commuting off-island for many of St. George's residents, car commuters can take Bay Street south for about 4.5 miles to the Verrazano Narrow Bridge, where they can drive across to Brooklyn and continue up to Manhattan. The trip takes approximately fifteen minutes from the center of St. George.
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