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

43 matches found

$769,000
141 Whitman Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (07/20/2024 - 11:30 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1320
Year Built: 2005
Area: Great Kills
Description: 2 family semi - attached perfect location close to shopping, transportation...
Listing Courtesy of Re/Max Real Estate Professionals
Last Updated: July - 19 - 2024
$847,999
Open House (07/21/2024 - 2:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1680
Year Built: 1966
Area: Great Kills
Description: 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath 2 story Detach Home on 45 x 96 property with a Driveway ...
Listing Courtesy of Robert DeFalco Realty, Inc.
Last Updated: July - 19 - 2024
$775,000
153 Shafter Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1555
Year Built: 1960
Area: Great Kills
Description: *More Photo Coming Soon* Welcome to your new home in the heart of Great Kil...
Listing Courtesy of Momentum Real Estate LLC
Last Updated: July - 19 - 2024
$759,995
1069 Armstrong Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (07/20/2024 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1736
Year Built: 1987
Area: Great Kills
Description: Welcome to 1069 Armstrong Ave, it is a stunning 2-family semi-attached hom...
Listing Courtesy of Robert DeFalco Realty, Inc.
Last Updated: July - 18 - 2024
$899,900
76 Willowwood Lane, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (07/21/2024 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2408
Year Built: 1985
Area: Great Kills
Description: Gorgeous large 2 family semi in desirable Great Kills. 4 bedroom, 4 bath. ...
Listing Courtesy of Amerihomes Realty of NY, Inc.
Last Updated: July - 18 - 2024
$725,000
24 Heinz Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (07/20/2024 - 1:30 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1400
Year Built: 1977
Area: Great Kills
Description: Beautiful fully renovated semi attached home in Great Kills. This home fe...
Listing Courtesy of Barbara A. Smith
Last Updated: July - 17 - 2024
$1,024,900
379 Gurley Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2530
Year Built: 1978
Area: Great Kills
Description: Step inside this spectacular multi-family home with three bedrooms and four...
Listing Courtesy of JM Properties
Last Updated: July - 17 - 2024
$114,900
475 Armstrong Avenue, 1e, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 288
Year Built: 1974
Area: Great Kills
Subdivision: Armstrong Gardens
Description: Studio Apartment with beautiful landscaped property. Near all stores and t...
Listing Courtesy of Dynasty Real Estate, Inc.
Last Updated: July - 17 - 2024
$915,000
203 Gurley Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (07/20/2024 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2934
Year Built: 1992
Area: Great Kills
Description: Discover the epitome of Staten Island living in this impressive legal 2-fam...
Listing Courtesy of Robert DeFalco Realty, Inc.
Last Updated: July - 16 - 2024
$1,139,000
158 Cloverdale Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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Open House (07/20/2024 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2279
Year Built: 2023
Area: Great Kills
Description: If you like peace and privacy come see this beautiful new construction 2 fa...
Listing Courtesy of Pemberley Estates Inc.
Last Updated: July - 16 - 2024

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