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.

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Homes For Sale In Great Kills

47 matches found

$599,999
5 Morris Place, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1326
Year Built: 2011
Area: Great Kills
Description: Great Kills 11 years young Side Hall Colonial stone's throw to Great Kills ...
Listing Courtesy of Staten Island Premiere Properties
Last Updated: May - 20 - 2022
$570,000
27 Lexington Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (05/20/2022 - 5:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1240
Year Built: 1992
Area: Great Kills
Description: One of a kind end unit Townhouse nestled in a charming private development ...
Listing Courtesy of J Milo Real Estate
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022
$499,000
52 Abingdon Court Court, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1800
Year Built: 1989
Area: Great Kills
Description: Short sale is subject to lender approval. Current tenant is uncooperative. ...
Listing Courtesy of Xenon NY Properties
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022
$499,000
20 Lennon Court, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1800
Year Built: 1989
Area: Great Kills
Description: Short sale is subject to lender approval. Tenancy at sufferance. Level 1: K...
Listing Courtesy of Xenon NY Properties
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022
$699,999
358 Giffords Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1162
Year Built: 1950
Area: Great Kills
Description: Welcome home to this charming cape on a beautiful tree lined residential bl...
Listing Courtesy of Realty Pros
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022
$699,900
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2080
Year Built: 1970
Area: Great Kills
Description: Welcome Home! In the heart of Great Kills you will see the pride of owners...
Listing Courtesy of Martino Realty Group
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022
$985,429
429 Corbin Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (05/22/2022 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2065
Year Built: 1950
Area: Great Kills
Description: Large Colonial with covered front porch, detached garage, pavered driveway ...
Listing Courtesy of Scott Dobrin Realty
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022
$899,000
Welcome to 18 Hardy Place
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Open House (05/22/2022 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1620
Year Built: 1965
Area: Great Kills
Description: Open House Sunday May 22nd 12 to 2PM The one you've been waiting for ... We...
Listing Courtesy of Volpe Realty
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022
$619,000
307 Colon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1440
Year Built: 1980
Area: Great Kills
Description: Mint 3 bdrm Great location, pride in ownership done soup to nuts! Come se...
Listing Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Advantage
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022
$1,158,000
36 Baltimore Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2430
Year Built: 2007
Area: Great Kills
Description: BETTER THAN NEW!!! CHARMING FULLY DETACHED TWO FAMILY HOME SITUATED IN THE ...
Listing Courtesy of Realty First Residential
Last Updated: May - 19 - 2022

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