French merchants were the first recorded Europeans here in Oakwood, in 1675 Jacques Guyon received a grant of 200 acres of land from the local governor. A year later a survey was noted to have a house on the land granted to Guyon. Years passed and his land formed into a neighborhood. Guyon Ave is a main Road which runs from Mill Road to Amboy Road in the town of Oakwood. The Oakwood Park Hotel once stood on the site where the Oakwood Shopping center now is on Clark Avenue and Amboy Road. A small hub in Oakwood is known for having some of the most charming streets on Staten Island. Many of the streets to the right and left of Guyon Avenue between South Railroad Avenue and Hylan Blvd are simply beautiful. The surrounding aesthetic setting has distinctive well cared for homes with character, impeccable landscaping and mature trees.
The following property types of homes and styles of homes can be found in Oakwood Staten Island New York. If you were searching for a home for sale in Staten Island New York these are the types of homes you would find especially in Oakwood. One and Two Family Detached and semi attached and attached homes, Condos. Oakwood home styles are: Colonial, Hi Ranch, low Ranch, Raised Ranch, Broadside Ranch, Cape, Victorian, contemporary, multi-level, and townhouse, Garden and Tudor.
Captain Roald Amundsen Plaza located at Amboy Road near Clark Ave and Ridel Street. (Amundsen Circle 1890- Est.) Named after a Norwegian Explorer. The nearby Greenbelt woods located along Ridel Avenue has a 4/12 mile trail. Occasionally found there are concrete artifacts from homes that were once in the area when it was still very rural. Pieces of the great depression such as bricks, chimneys and foundations are known to have been seen there.
Clawson playground connected and adjacent to the PS 50 school yard on Adelaide Avenue. This neighborhood park has a baseball field, Basket Ball Courts and a small play unit for younger children located behind the school. Neighborhood residents enjoy the recreation facilities of this park, there is also a unique outdoor classroom at this location.
Private and Public schools are in Oakwood Staten Island 10306. Please check with the NYC Board of education. To find public schools in Oakwood you can check here (NYC Board of Education)
Some private schools in the area are:
Monsignor Farrell High School: 2900 Amboy Road Staten Island NY 10306.
Saint Charles School: 200 Penn Avenue, Staten Island NY 10306.
Oakwood Heights Church Nursery School: 574 Falcon Ave 10306.
Canlon’s Restaurant (Traditional American), La Fontana (Italian), Justino’s Pizzeria, Ambrosino’s (Italian)
Some stores and places for business are: Novell’s Pork Store and catering, Benjamin Moore Paints, Richmond Dry Cleaners, Angel Tips Nail Spa, Richmond Discount Liquors, Cards for Less, Staten Island Bank & Trust, The Guyon Market.
HOUSES OF WORSHIP
Oakwood Heights Community Church
Saint Charles Catholic Church
Grace Bible Church
POINTS OF INTEREST
The Oakwood Beach Water Pollution Control Plant at 751 Mill Rd Staten Island, NY 10306 receives all of Staten Island’s waste on a daily basis then transfers it to landfills out-of-state.
Oakwood Heights Train Station located at Guyon Avenue and Railroad Avenue. Local buses S57, S76, S78, S79, S86. Express Buses X1/X4/X5/X7/X8.
New Dorp, Lighthouse Hill, Bay Terrace, Richmond Town.