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

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$669,800
43 Fairlawn Loop, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2717
Year Built: 1989
Area: Great Kills
Description: WELCOME TO WATERS EDGE, A QUIET & PRIVATE GATED COMMUNITY NEXT TO GREAT KIL...
Listing Courtesy of Berns Agency
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2022
$576,888
END UNIT- NEW 2022 GARAGE DOOR... 2022 HOT WATER TANK....2015 HEATING SYS... 2 PLUS BEDRMS, 3 BATHS..GARAGE & MORE
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1500
Year Built: 1991
Area: Great Kills
Description: This LARGE 1 FAMILY End Unit Townhouse has 3 Levels of Living Space plus...
Listing Courtesy of Robert DeFalco Realty, Inc.
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2022
$349,000
28 Fenway Circle, 23, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (08/21/2022 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 905
Year Built: 1974
Area: Great Kills
Description: 2-bedroom condo located at Great Kills! Spacious area with plenty of natura...
Listing Courtesy of Re/Max Real Estate Professionals
Last Updated: August - 19 - 2022
$833,000
353 Doane Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (08/21/2022 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1760
Year Built: 1977
Area: Great Kills
Description: Great Kills Location, Beautiful 1 family, high ranch. 1st floor has Garage...
Listing Courtesy of RE/MAX Elite
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2022
$749,795
3795 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (08/20/2022 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1444
Year Built: 2019
Area: Great Kills
Description: GREAT KILLS: 1 FAMILY ATTACHED (VACANT) FEATURES: 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH, CH...
Listing Courtesy of DiTommaso Real Estate
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2022
$769,801
3801 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (08/20/2022 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1799
Year Built: 2019
Area: Great Kills
Description: GREAT KILLS: 2 FAMILY SEMI ATTACHED, 3 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH WITH 3 PARKING SPO...
Listing Courtesy of DiTommaso Real Estate
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2022
$419,900
4199 Amboy Road, 4, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (08/21/2022 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 816
Year Built: 1984
Area: Great Kills
Description: This is the one you have been waiting for! Rare opportunity to own this ren...
Listing Courtesy of Cangiano Estates, Ltd.
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2022
$649,000
74 Daleham Street, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (08/21/2022 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1080
Year Built: 1950
Area: Great Kills
Description: Welcome to this charming 4 bedroom home sitting on an extra large lot loca...
Listing Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Advantage
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2022
$899,900
Welcome to 36 Fern Ave
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Open House (08/21/2022 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 2276
Year Built: 1970
Area: Great Kills
Description: Generous size 2 family home located in Great Kills. The main home has thre...
Listing Courtesy of DiTommaso Real Estate
Last Updated: August - 18 - 2022
$565,000
3850 Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1075
Year Built: 1960
Area: Great Kills
Description: Lovely, three-bedroom brick ranch in desirable Great Kills on a 40x105 lot ...
Listing Courtesy of MAK Estates
Last Updated: August - 17 - 2022

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