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Ward Hill Neighborhood Summary
Like its hilltop neighbors, Ward Hill is a upscale neighborhood that provides incredible views of the Bay and the Manhattan skyline. Often described as one of Staten Island's best-kept secrets, many residents of Staten Island don't even know of its existence. This makes it the perfect secluded getaway without having to leave the island, with housing prices that are still well within the affordable range.
Although Ward Hill is an upscale neighborhood, the real estate prices reflect a more affordable side. Victorians, brick Colonials, duplexes/townhouses, and units within multifamily residences are all up for grabs in the neighborhood. Come discover Staten Island's hidden gem with the best views around. Come home to Ward Hill.
History of Ward Hill
Ward Hill's most recognizable historical landmarks is the Caleb T. Ward Mansion on Nixon Avenue. The Greek Revival mansion stands as a remarkable reminder of Ward Hill's namesake, who established the neighborhood in 1826 and later built his mansion at the top of the hill. Now, the mansion stands surrounded by other stately, well-appointed homes, many with breathtaking views of the Verrazano Bridge and lower Manhattan against the horizon.
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Ward Hill's Nearby Neighborhoods
Ward Hill's Nearby Amenities
The neighborhood is located amongst some of the most culturally-diverse and colorful areas along the North Shore, including Tompkinsville, home to Little Sri Lanka and numerous delicious Sri Lankan restaurants. Stapleton to the east of Ward Hill along the shore is rapidly becoming an artists' enclave, with a massive waterfront revitalization project underway. St. George to the north has streets lined with funky shops, restaurants, and live music venues, and the Silver Lake neighborhood to the west is home to the prestigious Silver Lake Golf Course and Clove Lakes Park.
Ward Hill Schools
Ward Hill 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 Ward Hill
Part of what makes neighborhoods in the North Shore so attractive is their proximity to the Verrazano Bridge, the Staten Island Expressway, and the St. George ferry terminal, making it easy for residents to utilize both public transportation and their own cars to get around and off the island. The Tompkinsville and Stapleton train stations are only a few blocks to the east near the waterfront, and the ferry terminal is a mile away to the north. Local buses serve St. Paul Avenue and Victory Boulevard near Ward Hill.
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