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Westerleigh Neighborhood Summary
The Westerleigh neighborhood is vibrant and inviting, boasting a wide array of real estate options. Westerleigh homes for sale primarily include Colonial single-family houses built from the 1920's through to modern day. These houses typically start in the high $300,000's, capping off at a little less than a million dollars.
Staten Island Westerleigh's beautiful properties are a huge draw for potential home buyers, welcoming families of all shapes and sizes. Both historic homes and fresh new construction houses stand side by side, making this one of Staten Island's most visually compelling residential communities.
In addition to traditional single-family homes, Staten Island Westerleigh real estate often offers a number of multi-family opportunities such as Staten Island's traditional 6 over 6 two-family homes. These houses allow home owners to supplement their mortgage with rental income, greatly improving their quality of life.
History of Westerleigh
The Westerleigh community boasts a unique history as a piece of property that was previously owned by a group of prohibitionists. In fact, the neighborhood was originally called Prohibition Park and it still retains several remnants of its historical roots. Many of the streets in the neighborhood are named after influential figures from the prohibition movement, including Neal Dow, Clinton B. Fisk and John G. Woolley.
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Westerleigh's Nearby Amenities
In addition to having a rich history, Westerleigh also gives residents access to many forms of entertainment and recreation, starting with the neighborhood’s proximity to a variety of parks. Staten Island is sometimes referred to as the “borough of parks” thanks to its high concentration of green spaces. Westerleigh residents are close to several of these parks, from small green spaces like Westerleigh Park and Northerleigh Park to larger parks like Clove Lakes Park and Silver Lake Park. Residents are also within a short drive of such popular attractions as the Staten Island Zoo, the Snug Island Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and the Alice Austin House Museum and Garden.
Westerleigh 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 Westerleigh
Thanks to the extensive bus routes on the island and close proximity to the Staten Island Expressway & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway, Westerleigh residents can easily access different areas of Staten Island. To enjoy a free ferry ride directly into lower Manhattan, residents can travel to the nearby area of St. George, which is at the northeast section of the island. Westerleigh residents also have the option of using any of the express buses that go between Staten Island and Manhattan by way of Brooklyn.
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