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Staten Island, New York Real Estate

For those looking to get their money's worth as far as quality, property size, proximity to the New York metropolitan area, serenity, and aesthetics go, Staten Island is the best choice. Single-family homes start at just under $100,000 and range over $4 million for regal-looking Victorian or modern homes. Condos and townhouses range from about $70,000 to just over $3.5 million. Townhouses in Staten Island are listed from $125,000 to $550,000. Staten Island's waterfront is beyond a doubt the best to be had in the five boroughs. Some homes in Staten Island are located near the South Shore Golf Course, ideal for those looking to perfect their game. Retirement communities, investment properties and apartments, in addition to new construction are also available in Staten Island.

Staten Island Real Estate & Homes for Sale in New York

Of all of the five boroughs of New York City, Staten Island, officially an incorporated city within the county of Richmond, offers the best deals when it comes to finding beautiful, comfortably-sized homes in tranquil communities. Staten Island offers the best of city living with a variety of real estate options near colleges and within golf/tennis communities. Some homes even boast waterfront views or proximity to the beach. At 58 square miles, Staten Island is the third largest borough in area and with its population of approximately 450,000, it is definitely the least populated area that provides residents with a quiet environment and privacy.

The island is broken up into several clearly defined regions. The most urban region is found in the North Shore, particularly in the neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Park Hill, and Stapleton. This region contains the designated St. George Historic District and The St. Paul's Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District?which is a stunning area to live in, full of many large Victorian single-family homes. For those looking for more suburban-style residential neighborhoods, The South Shore is the spot. This region features the fourth longest boardwalk in the world, the two and a half mile long F.D.R. Boardwalk.

Transportation between Staten Island and the rest of the area is very simple. Residents have free transportation to and from Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry, which provides stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Lower Manhattan. For transportation within Staten Island, there's the MTA bus service and rapid transit line, and the Staten Island Railway.

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