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: $477,400

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $477,400 $196,500
Median Single Family Home Value $482,800 $195,100
Median Condo Value $313,400 $210,900
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $387,900 $153,800
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $478,800 $190,700
Percent Homes Decreasing 1.2% 16.3%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $327 $125
Median Sale Price 69 2,467,848
Property Tax $3,936 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 3.5% 3.1%
1-Yr. Change 9.9% 6.8%

Walk Score

Homes For Sale In Great Kills

40 matches found

$575,000
Lovely 3 bedroom cape features finished basement
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1046
Year Built: 1930
Area: Great Kills
Description: LOCATION, LOCATION! WELL MAINTAINED 3 BEDROOM, 3 BATHROOM CAPE FEATURES FIR...
Last Updated: April - 22 - 2017
$579,000
798 Armstrong Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (04/30/2017 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1152
Year Built: 1970
Area: Great Kills
Description: Beautiful Prime Great Kills Semi Detached 1 Family. Enter into the spaciou...
Last Updated: April - 22 - 2017
$85,000
485 Armstrong Avenue, F3, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 240
Year Built: 1974
Area: Great Kills
Description: Studio apartment with in private gated community located in Eltingville. Ma...
Last Updated: April - 21 - 2017
$419,000
139 Tennyson Drive, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1532
Year Built: 1990
Area: Great Kills
Description: Remarkable Great Kills Harbor view from private patio. One bedroom with st...
Last Updated: April - 21 - 2017
$749,000
111 Katan Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 1936
Year Built: 1950
Area: Great Kills
Description: 16410H-ELEGANT 2 FAMILY DETACHED SPLIT LEVEL HOME ON A CORNER PROPERTY LOT ...
Last Updated: April - 21 - 2017
$669,900
129 Sycamore Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (04/23/2017 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1471
Year Built: 1955
Area: Great Kills
Description: Located in Great Kills is this 1 family, detached, move in ready home on ap...
Last Updated: April - 21 - 2017
$550,000
197 Giffords Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (04/23/2017 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1600
Year Built: 2002
Area: Great Kills
Description: Great large house in Great Kills. Four levels, 5 bedrooms, 2 central AC uni...
Last Updated: April - 21 - 2017
$599,900
365 Abingdon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# 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: April - 21 - 2017
$529,000
33 Ramblewood Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 884
Year Built: 1960
Area: Great Kills
Description: Absolutely turn key 2 BR ranch in excellent condition, located on a beautif...
Last Updated: April - 20 - 2017
$569,000
110 Sycamore Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 912
Year Built: 1955
Area: Great Kills
Description: Beautiful move in ready detached ranch in the heart of Great Kills. Tiled ...
Last Updated: April - 19 - 2017

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