8.1 out of 10

Great Kills

Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Staten Island
40.556141304369 -74.1570345065447
Great for
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Apr 12, 2017

"Great little community on the South Shore of Staten Island full of neighborly spirit"

Great Kills, in my opinion is the safest, cleanest, and most neighborly neighborhood in NYC. It has some of the best schools in the city, many parks and recreational areas, including Great Kills Park, home to 4 beaches, a marina, and a bike/ running path. It gives you the opportunity to live a train/ ferry ride away from the biggest city in the world, while having the comfort of nature and a nice family- friendly atmosphere to raise kids in. I have lived here all my life, and am proud to say it. The only problem, is recently, as with the rest of staten island, and the rest of the country, drug use is becoming more prevalent, especially near the Great Kills train station. However, local officials are taking care of the problem, and it has been going away.
Pros
  • Family- Friendly
  • Neighborly Spirit
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"great kills great area to live"

i moved here from bayridge brooklyn 3 years ago, i find it is very similiar in ways. it has a great friendly family environment to it, there are plenty of restaurants lining hylan blvd, as well as mom and pop stores, people are friendly and great you as you walk down the quiet streets.its close proximity to all highways and outer boros, as well as new jersey. im glad i picked this area in staten island, i wouldnt live any where else.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"A town, not a neighborhood"

With its family-friendly atmosphere, Great Kills is the kind of place where people settle, sometimes for generations on end. About 26,000 people, most all of them middle and upper-middle class, live in Great Kills. More than 90 percent of the residents are white, and there remains a strong Italian presence. It’s the continuity of the place — and what some describe as Old World charm — that residents often find appealing.

Many residents call Great Kills a town, not a neighborhood. The neighborhood boundaries are somewhat ambiguous, but many consider the borders to be Richmond Avenue to the southwest, Arthur Kill Road to the north, and Fieldway and Greaves Avenues on the eastern side.

Yacht clubs, marinas and large new homes fill the area nearest to the water. Along Tennyson Drive and the aptly named Mansion Avenue in particular, grandiose new homes, many of them brick colonials, overlook the water.

In between, clustered near the train station at Nelson Avenue and Amboy Road, is the commercial center. Bagel shops, pizzerias, beauty salons, a post office and library make up a small downtown.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Great Kills

Abingdon Ave

3.5/5
"Decent street for families"
40.5566148674154 -74.1588253372349

Arden Ave

3.5/5
"Mostly residential with a lot of traffic (for residential living)"
40.5436723895771 -74.1749334009161
"Typical residential area"
40.5579012491986 -74.1619572632301

Brandis Ln

2.5/5
"Condos! Everyone's favorite....."
40.5577087124645 -74.171900335446

Exeter St

4.5/5
"Family-friendly street"
40.5559482220098 -74.1476850319455

Giffords Ln

2.5/5
"The Good and the Bad"
40.5582456658824 -74.1534172698991

Katan Ave

4/5
"Nice residental area"
40.5517654833956 -74.1584068799933

Meadow Ln

2.5/5
"On Meadow Lane"
40.5550764915249 -74.1422380883795
"Great transportation to NYC!"
40.5486762476757 -74.1710755786272
"A nice neighborly street"
40.5545094656959 -74.1627529558132

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