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Stapleton Neighborhood Summary
The plan includes new housing developments, shops, a scenic esplanade, wetland restoration, and access to the waterfront. With groundbreaking held in June 2013, the Stapleton waterfront is poised to become a popular destination spot for both visitors and would-be residents alike.
Historic painted-lady Victorians, Mediterranean Revivals, well-maintained Colonials, and affordable single and multifamily dwellings are what you'll find on the real estate market in Stapleton. If you're excited by the prospect of living in one of Staten Island's most up-and-coming neighborhoods, you're going to love the neighborhood of Stapleton.
History of Stapleton
Surrounded by neighborhoods like Grymes Hill, Tompkinsville, Silver Lake, and St. George, Stapleton is one of the older areas near the waterfront, established during the mid-nineteenth century by the Vanderbilts. Although the piers were constructed in the 1920s and used as part of the Foreign Trade Zone, for the most part, the waterfront has languished and sat underused, until now. The rest of the neighborhood is a lively, eclectic mix of historic homes and properties, as well as newer buildings and businesses.
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Stapleton's Nearby Amenities
Stapleton has grown into its reputation as an artistic town with a diverse feel. Places like the brand-new artist co-op, Staten Island Makerspace, located on Front Street near the waterfront, have turned the community into a haven for creative types looking for inexpensive places to work, live, and draw inspiration from the multicultural feeling of both this neighborhood and the surrounding areas. Bay Street is Stapleton's main commercial and retail district, providing residents with dining and shopping options. A short walk north on Bay Street takes you into St. George, a bustling, unique neighborhood situated around the St. George Ferry terminal. Stapleton has its own historic public library, and there are plenty of public and private schools both in the neighborhood and those adjacent to it.
Stapleton 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 Stapleton
Commuting is a cinch in Stapleton, thanks to an SIR stop just off Bay Street near the waterfront. Stapleton and Tompkinsville train stations are also close by. Lots of local buses run along Bay Street, Beech Street, and Canal Street, and most of them take riders to the St. George Terminal, where they can catch the free ferry over to the Whitehall Terminal in Brooklyn. Those looking to drive, instead, can head south to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, less than ten minutes away from the center of Stapleton.
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