6.1 out of 10

Staten Island

Ranked 43rd best city in New York
40.5716943968463 -74.1722663390768
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers



"Might as well live in Perth Amboy New Jersey"

It may be borough but it's more like New Jersey. You must have a car and be ready to pay a ridiculous toll to cross the Verrazano. It boggles the mind why it's so expensive. There is one subway line but it doesn't even go into other boroughs. Move there only if your family and friends live there or else say goodbye to them because you'll never see them ever again.
  • Safe
  • Beautiful Homes
  • Public Golf Course
  • Is that New Jersey?
  • Cabs wont take you there
  • Say goodbye to real city life.
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Think of it as New Jersey"

I grew up in New Jersey, but relocated to Staten Island for work. SI has no business being part of NYC - unless you live very close to the ferry, and make a real effort to go into "the city," then you are isolated. I live less than two miles from the ferry and rarely take advantage of the rest of the city.

By itself, Staten Island is odd. It is separated into neighborhoods, so within a five block radius the architecture, demographics and general "feel" can change dramatically.

Good things you will find in Staten Island:
- The mall is pretty decent.
- There are some great restaurants - Denino's, Duffy's, Adobe Blues and Cafe Milano are among my favorites.
- There are some very nice sections.

Best Neighborhoods in Staten Island

"West Brighton is a friendly community."
40.6316884389789 -74.1140709975052

Great Kills

"Great little community on the South Shore of Staten Island full of neighborly spirit"
40.556141304369 -74.1570345065447


"The perfect residential neighborhood"
40.5316370516238 -74.1707701750139

Bay Terrace

"Bay Terrace Lives On"
40.5514497524871 -74.1402005592948

New Dorp

"A thriving commerical area"
40.5720428058634 -74.1147804795432


"European Tudors and Old World Charm"
40.6401769686932 -74.1106226304196

Prince's Bay

"A very confusing name"
40.5233149059135 -74.1987685719407

Silver Lake

"Great golf course and lake"
40.6283480258912 -74.0984967575569

Todt Hill

"Mob ties and parkland"
40.5892244865342 -74.1104692414635

New Springville

"Great Golf Course and Close to Mall"
40.5894222997701 -74.1575787037144

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