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Tompkinsville Neighborhood Summary
While many neighborhoods like Tompkinsville are a mix of stand-alone single-family homes as well as large housing projects, Tompkinsville is unique in that there are no housing projects within its borders, leaving room for the eye-catching architecture that remains standing from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Single family and multifamily/duplexes are on the real estate market in Tompkinsville. Many are affordable and convenient to amenities and public transportation, making the neighborhood the perfect choice for those longing to experience the diversity, culture, and convenience of Tompkinsville.
History of Tompkinsville
Tompkinsville's namesake is Daniel D. Tompkins, the United States Vice President back in 1816. Tompkins was behind the construction of a dock on Victory Boulevard that offered service via steam ferry across the bay to Manhattan, the first of its kind establishing passenger service to and from Manhattan. Later, Tompkinsville served as a U.S. Navy Frontier Base.
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Tompkinsville's Nearby Amenities
Tompkinsville's broad, diverse, and inclusive atmosphere makes it one of the most interesting places to visit on Staten Island, particularly if one is intrigued by foreign cuisine. The neighborhood is known for its delicious Sri Lankan restaurants and grocery stores, as well as Indian, Polish, and Mexican fare. It's also home to a number of art and music venues, bookstores, and studio spaces. The ocean vistas from Tompkinsville are second-to-none, and one of the best places to take in the view is from Bountiful Harvest, a local church-run garden that provides crops to those in need. Nearby parks include Silver Lake, Jones Woods Park, and Allison Park. The neighborhood of St. George borders Tompkinsville to the north, providing the neighborhood with even more shops, restaurants, and amenities. Public schools are located in nearby areas, and there are private and Montessori in the neighborhood.
Tompkinsville 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.
Tompkinsville is served by a number of public transportation options, like the Tompkinsville train station off of Bay Street near the waterfront. The Stapleton train station is nearby, as well. Ferry service runs from the St. George ferry terminal about a mile away from the center of town, and local buses make stops on Victory Boulevard, Castleton Avenue, and Bay Street.
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