3.7 out of 10

Tottenville

Ranked 29th best neighborhood in Staten Island
40.5107769289157 -74.2398249793118
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
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Not great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
2yrs+

"Gives NY a bad name"

Sadly, I made the worst decision when I moved to Tottenville, Staten Island for a job. Luckily, I quit that job and was able to move out of there in a hurry. The town looks so run down, it is terrible. It looks like the projects. There are not many places to eat quality food. The people there are the typical stereotype of non New Yorkers, and it is pretty bad. A lot of the people are loud and extremely rude. The town looks like it is disheveled, and it should not be inhabited. The only good thing about it was that I was right next to New Jersey so I could get cheap gas. Other than that, I am glad I left.
3/5
2yrs+

"Lots of History"

If you wanted to get a feel for the way things once were in Staten Island, Tottenville is a good place to start. While the housing stock has changed over the years, the history of this town still retains quite a bit of yesteryear. Surrounding this community’s waterfront you will find classic Victorians, Colonials, Second Empire, and Cottage homes.

The Conference House, a National Historic Landmark is located in Tottenville. Nearly two months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, The British Peace Commissioner the Admiral Lord Howe invited American delegates Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge to a Peace Conference, which was held almost 232 years ago on September 11, 1776, at the home of Captain Christopher Billopp. The conference house is fully restored and if you are looking for a place to visit on Staten Island, this national treasure is worth seeing.

The area is removed from the big city, not just geographically. Tottenville in general feels like Smalltwon America. Let’s put it this way, if you were driving to a friend’s home in Tottenville and lost their address, you could stop and ask anyone along the way and they would be happy to help - a rarity in New York.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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