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Travis Neighborhood Summary
The West Shore Expressway cuts through the center of the neighborhood and Victory Boulevard ends in the neighborhood, making it an attractive location for commuters looking for the convenience of living near a major thoroughfare. Most of the neighborhood is surrounded by water bodies like the Arthur Kill, the Springville Creek, and Fresh Kills.
The neighborhood of Travis is located on the western shore of Staten Island, just across the Arthur Kill from New Jersey. The West Shore Expressway cuts through the center of the neighborhood and Victory Boulevard ends in the neighborhood, making it an attractive location for commuters looking for the convenience of living near a major thoroughfare. Most of the neighborhood is surrounded by water bodies like the Arthur Kill, the Springville Creek, and Fresh Kills.
History of Travis
Like many other neighborhoods in central Staten Island, Travis was once populated by farmland until the country's first linoleum factory opened its doors in the area back in the mid-19th century. Modest single family houses began to spring up around the streets of Travis, transforming the once rural landscape into a more residential center. Still, Travis remains one of the least populated neighborhoods on Staten Island with around 2,500 residents. Travis' claim to fame is its annual Independence Day parade, which has been running for over a century, turning the neighborhood into a Fourth of July party that welcomes residents and visitors from far and wide.
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Travis' Nearby Amenities
In spite of its relatively small size, Travis still provides plenty of amenities to its residents. Businesses line Victory Boulevard, and while there aren't many schools in the area, there are plenty of both public and private schools in the nearby neighborhoods of Heartland Village and Bulls Head. Staten Island is known for its multitude of parks, and Travis is near several, including Schmul Park, Isle of Meadows, and the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge. Travis is also home to the Fresh Kills Park, an ongoing project to transform the Fresh Kills Landfill into a public park and green space.
Travis 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 Travis
Given that both the West Shore Expressway and Victory Boulevard cut through Travis, car commuters will have access to convenient routes both around the island and off, particularly for those traveling to New Jersey via the Goethals Bridge or the Bayonne Bridge. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge is located approximately 15 minutes east of Travis and can be accessed by taking the West Shore Expressway to the Staten Island Expressway. The Bayonne Bridge is less than 10 minutes away to the north, and the Goethals Bridge is about 6 minutes northwest. Local and express buses make stops in Travis along Victory Boulevard.
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