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The small residential of community of Bay Terrace is a great option for all kinds of buyers. Families with young children will appreciate living near a great selection of community parks and some of the most highly rated schools in the district.
Working professionals will be pleased to find themselves located on Staten Island, New York’s westernmost and southernmost borough. From Bay Terrace, it is only a short commute to Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Bay Terrace real estate market includes detached homes that were built in the 1950s as well as apartment-style condos and townhomes.
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Bay Terrace is not a huge neighborhood. In fact, it only encompasses thirty-three streets. The community is bounded by Great Kills Park to the south, Keegans Lane to the west, Siedenburg Park and Frederick Douglass Memorial Park to the north, and Buffalo Street.
On the Bay Terrace real estate market, buyers will find a range of single-family houses, duplexes, townhomes, and apartment-style condos. Many of these buildings date back to a large period of development led by the Whitlock Realty Company that occurred in the 1950s. Characteristic of the time, many of the homes have charming two-story designs that feature red-brick exteriors or cedar shake siding.
Despite the fact that many of these homes were built more than 60 years ago, buyers will find that many of the properties in this area have undergone renovations. As such, residents can enjoy stylish, contemporary finishes, modern appliances, and more energy efficient improvements in many of these homes. Many backyards in Bay Terrace have been upgraded to include swimming pools where residents can enjoy a dip in the hot summer months. There is no better way to beat the heat!
On rare occasion, it is possible to find infill properties that were built more recently. These present a unique opportunity to live in a home that offers a more spacious floor plan that what is characteristic of the neighborhood. These homes also tend to be built in a more modern style that better appeals to today’s buyers.
Many of the houses on the Bay Terrace real estate market include rental units. Some houses are duplexes that are split into two mirrored halves. Others include a bachelor’s unit on the first level of the home. For homeowners, these rental units can be a great source of regular income. The community has a healthy rental market.
Many working professionals find the Bay Terrace community appealing because of its location near numerous opportunities for work in nearby Brooklyn and Manhattan. Unlike other neighborhoods closer to the center of the city, life in Bay Terrace is relaxed, quiet, and residential. Residents will find that there are plenty of community parks to enjoy and that sidewalks are bordered by mature deciduous trees.
Some of the most affordable Bay Terrace homes for sale are apartment-style and townhome-style condo units. These comfortable spaces can be ideal for individuals, couples, or small families.
Life in Bay Terrace
Prior to the 1950s, this area was actually known as Whitlock, having been named after the company that was responsible for much of its development. The community was renamed later after Bay Terrace Avenue which was the heart of the community for many years. Today, Bay Terrace is a great place to live for people of many different walks of life.
Parents with school aged children will find that Public School 53: The Bay Terrace School is located centrally on Grant Avenue. It has been recognized as a National School of Excellence and it backs onto Greencroft Playground, allowing children with ample space to play basketball, soccer, or baseball.
The Bay Terrace community enjoys a great location on Staten Island near many of the island’s parks and natural spaces. To the south of Bay Terrace, find Great Kills Park. The expansive, 580-acre natural space includes:
- Cedar Grove Beach
- New Dorp Beach
- Oakwood Beach
- Fox Beach
Other nearby parks include Siedenburg Park and Seaside Wildlife Nature Park. As such, active individuals will find plenty of places where they can run, walk, or enjoy nature.
Residents of Bay Terrace are fortunate to have a fantastic local transit system. The Staten Island Railway, locally known as the SIR, connects the South Shore to the North Shore. From the North Shore you can catch a ferry at the St. George Ferry Terminal. For those who regularly commute to Manhattan, there are also several buses that make frequent trips to the city.
For more information about promising Bay Terrace homes for sale, contact your Casandra Properties real estate agent. As experienced experts on the Staten Island real estate market, we can help make your next home purchase simple.
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