Great Kills

HISTORY

Great Kills located on the South shore of Staten Island is the south shore’s most northern community. In the early 1600’s Dutch immigrants settled into areas of Great Kills. By the late 19th century the former areas were incorporated and given the name of Great Kills. This was done by changing the non-English Dutch name into a name using the English sounds. The original name was Groote Kell and translates too many creeks. Giffords Lane a local main Street was named after Daniel Gifford a local surveyor and commissioner. The street was originally named Giffords and Giffords Glen. Great Kills is located relatively close to the water and the local residents utilized the many resources and amenities this town had to offer. They would fish and harvest oysters and crabs. Today a fishing area named Crooks Point is a popular recreational fishing area which many anglers enjoy. The fishing area was named after its original owner John J Crooke a pioneering naturalist and business man who purchased it in 1860. Then in 1929 the city of New York purchased it again along with the surrounding area. In 1949 a park was opened, then in 1973 the area became a National Park. Today it is known as Gateway National Park and recreational Area and has 580 acres of beautiful open natural space.

HOUSES

One and Two Family detached free standing and semi attached homes. One and two family attached homes, Condo’s, Co Op’s, multifamily investment property types.

PARKS

Gateway National Park and Recreation Area, which also has a Marina for boating and fishing, walking paths, a beach & rest rooms.

Seaside Wildlife Nature Park known as Pirate Ship Park, located at the foot of Nelson Ave on the water. A very unique playground that children adore.

Crescent Beach Park, has a playground an open grounds as well as a path that leads to the beach with a beautiful view.

Great Kills Park has a playground, basketball and handball courts.

A community park and playground next to PS 32.

King Fisher Park 22 acres wildlife preserve and pond with walking trails. Forever Wild Preserve.

Siendburg Park 23 Acres wildlife Preserve. Forever Wild Preserve.

MARINAS

Nichols Great Kills Marina: Even though it sits on Federal property it is privately owned & managed. Located in Gateway National Park. Mansion Marina: Located in a relaxing seaside setting on Mansion Ave in Great Kills Harbor. The Great Kills Yacht Club and the Richmond County Yacht Club as well as some great seaside restaurants are their neighbors.

SCHOOLS

Both private and public schools can be found in Great Kills Staten Island NY. Check with the Dept. of Education: For more information about public schools, check here

RESTAURANTS

The Marina Café, Coles Dockside, The Mansion Marina, Andrew’s Diner, Patrizia’s of Brooklyn – Staten Island, Giuliana’s, Standard Burger, Village Maria Pizzeria/restaurant, Portobello Café, La Candela Espanola, Lotus Garden Chinese, Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse, Lucky Fortune Chinese.

STORES & BUSINESSES

Great Kills Bait and Tackle/Hardware Store, Great Kills Plumbing and Heating Supply, Holtermann’s Bakery (the oldest family based bakery on Staten Island, established since 1878) Great Kills Bagels, CVS/pharmacy, Top Tomato, Armstrong Car Wash, Guys Tire Buys, The Bike Shop of Staten Island, Nona’s Pizzeria, Subway sandwiches, SI Bank & Trust, Richmond County Savings, House of Karate, Nelson Cleaners, The Grand Delfino Deli and Bagels, Benvenuti Pizzeria e Trattoria, Great Kills Complete automotive Repair, Around the Clock Deli and Grocery.

HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Coptic Orthodox Church. Located at: 4095 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10308

Great Kills Moravian Church. Located at: 62 Hillside Ter. Staten Island, NY 10308

Christ Lutheran Church. Located at: 121 Cleveland Ave Staten Island, NY 10308

St. Clare’s Catholic Church. Located at: 110 Nelson Ave Staten Island, N.Y 10308

TRANSPORTATION

Great Kills train station located on Gifford’s Lane cross St Brower Court. Local buses: S54, S74, S78, S79, S84, and express buses: X1, X4, X5, X7, X8, X15, X24 and X54.

NEIGHBOORING TOWNS

Eltingville, Bay Terrace, Oakwood, Richmond Town.

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $491,100

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $491,100 $199,200
Median Single Family Home Value $498,200 $197,200
Median Condo Value $319,100 $213,700
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $400,500 $155,900
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $496,000 $192,700
Percent Homes Decreasing 0.9% 16.7%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $337 $126
Median Sale Price 78 2,616,909
Property Tax $3,936 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 3.4% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 11.6% 7.4%

Walk Score

Homes For Sale In Great Kills

52 matches found

$525,000
163 Hillcrest Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1838
Year Built: 1901
Area: Great Kills
Description: Country lovers will appreciate this private setting loaded with charm! As ...
Last Updated: June - 25 - 2017
$575,000
64 Margaret Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2100
Year Built: 1930
Area: Great Kills
Description: GREAT KILLS - UNIQUE OVERSIZED 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATH SIDE HALL COLONIAL. 1ST FL...
Last Updated: June - 24 - 2017
$539,000
131 Cloverdale Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
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Open House (06/25/2017 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1350
Year Built: 1993
Area: Great Kills
Description: One of the only two sets of semis on a beautiful all-detached-homes street,...
Last Updated: June - 24 - 2017
$675,000
396 Armstrong Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (06/25/2017 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1848
Year Built: 1996
Area: Great Kills
Description: Elegant custom-built 2 family semi in prime location has the feel of a deta...
Last Updated: June - 24 - 2017
$414,900
245 Giffords Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1180
Year Built: 1987
Area: Great Kills
Description: 17349H-Conveniently Located Near Shopping & Transportation. 2 Bedroom, 2 Ba...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$469,000
26 Cornish Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1480
Year Built: 2001
Area: Great Kills
Description: Gorgeous end unit town home in excellent condition located just minutes fro...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$569,000
16 Colon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2100
Year Built: 2008
Area: Great Kills
Description: Beautiful colonial townhouse larger than a semi in excellent condition. Sp...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$585,000
365 Abingdon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (06/25/2017 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2610
Year Built: 1988
Area: Great Kills
Description: Very unique, one of a kind house. Sizable, 3 bedroom house with full, finis...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$658,000
286 Greencroft Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1960
Year Built: 2001
Area: Great Kills
Description: 17165R: Fabulous decorators delight 2 family semi conveniently located in G...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$719,000
491 Durant Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1746
Year Built: 1960
Area: Great Kills
Description: - MARCH 2016- TIMBERLINE ARCHIT 30 YEAR WARRANTY, PREP FOR SOLAR PANELS - ...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017

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