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

$688,000
26 Ramblewood Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1848
Year Built: 1955
Area: Great Kills
Description: This spacious Raised Ranch is located on one of the most sought blocks in G...
Listing Courtesy of Re/Max Edge
Last Updated: October - 18 - 2021
$499,000
4157k Amboy Road, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1320
Year Built: 1990
Area: Great Kills
Description: ) Rare Find, Beautiful End Unit Townhouse with Huge Private Yard. This Spac...
Listing Courtesy of Hall Homes Realty, Inc.
Last Updated: October - 18 - 2021
$699,000
278 Dewey Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1235
Year Built: 1957
Area: Great Kills
Description: This charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom cape in Great Kills is the perfect escap...
Listing Courtesy of DiTommaso Real Estate
Last Updated: October - 18 - 2021
$949,900
147 Sampson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2250
Year Built: 1950
Area: Great Kills
Description: Location, location, location – move right into this home on one of the mo...
Listing Courtesy of MAK Estates
Last Updated: October - 18 - 2021
$654,000
241 Wiman Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1280
Year Built: 1930
Area: Great Kills
Description: BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED 3 BEDROOM HOME WITH 9FT CEILINGS ON A QUITE BLOCK. C...
Listing Courtesy of Homes R Us Realty of NY, Inc.
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2021
$639,000
18 Edgewood Road, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1583
Year Built: 1935
Area: Great Kills
Description: THIS COZY DETACHED HOME IS ON A QUIET TREE LINED STREET IN GREAT KILLS. CON...
Listing Courtesy of Neuhaus Realty, Inc.
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2021
$679,000
10 Colon Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2100
Year Built: 2006
Area: Great Kills
Description: ONE OF A KIND, VERY UNIQUE COLONIAL 17X60 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. SPACIOUS ...
Listing Courtesy of Robert DeFalco Realty, Inc.
Last Updated: October - 17 - 2021
$675,000
27 Gibson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1348
Year Built: 1925
Area: Great Kills
Description: SELLER WILL HELP WITH PURCHASER'S EXPENSES !!! CHARMING CAPE IN HEART OF G...
Listing Courtesy of Marilyn Cangiano Realty
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
$699,000
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1808
Year Built: 1987
Area: Great Kills
Description: Welcome to 11 Harbour Ct, one of the BEST units in the luxurious Port Regal...
Listing Courtesy of Robert DeFalco Realty, Inc.
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
$599,000
316 Elverton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2218
Year Built: 1977
Area: Great Kills
Description: Opportunity to own a 2 Family Detached in Great Kills. Cash Offers Only. Ap...
Listing Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Advantage
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021

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