7.5 out of 10

Thornycroft Ave, Eltingville

40.5374447037716 -74.1545452836704
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Nice, run of the mill street"

Well the part of Thornycroft ave. I lived on is generally a really nice block. I mean you may get the occasional car double parked outside and once in a blue moon someone's car alarm will go off but other than that there isn't much to complain about. No matter where you are on Thornycroft ave. you'll always be near 3 of the major streets in Staten Island. Richmond ave. runs alongside it a couple blocks away and it spans the gap between Hylan blvd. and Amboy Rd. So you can easily get to the Staten Island Mall, local schools, plenty of small businesses, resturants (itailian and chinese are plentiful), bagel stores or delis, by bus and with a car despite a few stop lights you won't be making many turns to get to where you need to go. You probably won't be driving very long either.

I'd say the area is safe. I mean I've never been attacked or mugged and I've never heard of anyone in this area having a similar problem. Also it may sound a bit mean but there a lot of nice houses at the end of the block on the waterfront so I'd imagine if any houses would be robbed it would be those. The houses are pretty close together as usual for Staten Island so it's not like someone couldn't easily sneak into your house anyway. If you're friendly enough with neighbors they'll know who should and shouldn't be going into your house.

Many of the people around here have kids. The age ranges quite a lot though. As of the time of this writing there are quite a few around 8-12 years old, many are college age, also many have already moved out. Not a very large amount of teenagers at the moment. Anyway no point in rambling, if you need a street with easy access to bus stops and main roads then this street is for you. This one and the other 4 or 5 near it anyway....
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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