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If you’re native to Staten Island, or have lived here for some time, you’ve most certainly heard of Todt Hill, arguably, the most affluent neighborhood on the Island. Some of us may be fortunate enough to live here, but most of us just drive through it in awe, while using it as a shortcut to circumvent traffic.

It’s Not Your Average “Hill”

Todt Hill was formed from a 401-foot-tall hill of serpentine rock on Staten Island.

Did you know Todt Hill is the highest natural point throughout the five boroughs of New York City? What’s remarkable is that it’s also the highest elevation on the entire Atlantic coastal plain – from Florida to Cape Cod.

The summit of the ridge is largely covered in woodlands as part of the Staten Island Greenbelt,

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Trees and Gazebo in the parkOne of the most charming communities in Staten Island is Westerleigh, bordered by Manor Road to the east; New York State Route 440 to the west, Victory Boulevard to the south, and Forest Avenue to the north.

Westerleigh is a popular real estate destination, especially for people seeking pretty single-family homes, with convenient transit to New York City. But Westerleigh dates back to a bucolic time that focused on agriculture – and Prohibition. Here are some interesting facts:

Westerleigh gets its name from the Westerleigh Collegiate Institute of Staten Island, which once taught children from kindergarten through college.

 

Westerleigh was once known as Prohibition Park. The community was founded in 1887 by the National Prohibition Campground

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