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West Brighton Neighborhood Summary
West Brighton real estate is perfect for first-time buyers and young families, offering quality houses at great prices. The average home price in West Brighton rests in the mid $300,000, and it's rare to find a property listed for more than $700,000. As a result, budget-savvy buyers tend to be drawn to West Brighton's favorable real estate climate and enchanting opportunities.
Many of the houses in West Brighton are historic homes, built in the mid 1920's through 1930's. The homes that have stood the test of time are frequently renovated into some of West Brighton's most attractive homes, while other hundred-year-old properties are replaced by brand new infill houses. These new builds have injected life into the community, and could present lucrative investment opportunities for smart buyers.
Whether you're looking for a solidly-built Craftsman, a well-preserved Victorian, an attractive Colonial, or a mid-century brick home, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for in the West Brighton neighborhood, regardless of your budget. It's not to late to be a part of this close-knit community. Come explore West Brighton today.
History of West Brighton
The Dutch settled this portion of the island back in the 15th century. Eventually, English settlers moved in and had a lasting effect on West Brighton. In fact, the neighborhood is home to one of the oldest continuously operating cricket clubs in the country, the Staten Island Cricket Club, which was established in 1872. These days, the neighborhood is known for its cultural diversity mixed with affluence as well as a down-to-earth, old-fashioned sensibility.
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Amenities Near West Brighton Homes
One of West Brighton's most desirable features is Forest Avenue, where residents and visitors can find everything they need, from restaurants, bakeries, and music stores to book stores, doctor's offices, and hair salons. The Snug Harbor Cultural Center, located north of the neighborhood, holds many theatrical and musical performances. West Brighton is also within walking distance to two of Staten Island's most popular parks: Silver Lake Park and Clove Lakes Park. Additionally, the Staten Island Zoo is in West Brighton. Schools are plentiful in the neighborhood, both public and private, and day care centers are nearby, as well.
West Brighton Schools
West Brighton contains numerous public and private schools in and around the area. Courtesy of GreatSchools, we provide a map and more detailed information of schools on our Local Schools page.
Transportation in West Brighton
With the Staten Island Expressway just five minutes to the south, West Brighton is a great neighborhood for commuters. The express bus to midtown Manhattan stops on Forest Avenue along with a number of local buses that makes stops on Forest Avenue, Castleton Avenue, and Clove Road. The St. George Ferry terminal is ten minutes to the east, and the Bayonne Bridge is ten minutes to the west. Both the Stapleton and Tompkinsville train stations are also just ten minutes away from West Brighton.
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