What are Staten Island's best kept secrets? We're here to let you in on them! On Staten Island's North, Mid-Island, and South Shore sections, Anthony Licciardello and Hannah Jay identify some of the most beautiful yet mysterious locations in Staten Island.
These neighborhoods are home to luxury Staten Island homes and are each charming in their own unique way. Yet, since they lie off the beaten path, these streets offer luxury homes for a great value. This is an depth discussion about the history, home styles, transportation, unique views and amenities each of these neighborhoods has to offer.
PLUS- a discussion about property taxes that may just save you lots of money! There are lots of ways to reduce the property taxes you pay each year, whether this involves a re-assessment or one of many types of exemptions.
More info about each neighborhood:
Ward Hill is an affordable luxury neighborhood in Staten Island's North Shore, in very close proximity to the ferry which makes it a wonderful neighborhood for Manhattan commuters. No one has beautiful bridge views quite like this.
Richmond Valley is an idyllic neighborhood of winding roads and a countrylike feel on Staten Island's South Shore. Grand luxury homes and more modest homes alike can be found here, along with lots of preserved land. Richmond Valley is perhaps the most peaceful on our list.
Where can you find both a Frank Lloyd Wright home and a Buddhist Museum? Lighthouse Hill is in the midst of Staten Island's hilltop communities, offering unparalleled mountain-like views of the Mid-Island's thick greenery.
Randall Manor, also very close to the ferry like Ward Hill, is home to some of Staten Island's most prestigious historic homes. Homes don't pop up for sale here often- so if you happen to see one, don't expect it to be for sale long.
Shore Acres is a hidden gem for Brooklyn commuters especially. Directly below Rosebank and right above the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, this tucked away neighborhood has just one access point. Shore Acres is also home to one of Staten Island's most loved cultural institutions- The Alice Austen House.
Silver Lake Park may be well known in Staten Island; the surrounding neighborhood, less so. Homes here are bright and beautiful, and very appealing to traditional senses. Historic brick and tudor homes dominate this lovely neighborhood.