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The Great Kills community of Staten Island has many charming detached and duplex homes for sale - perfect for families looking for space to grow in a friendly neighborhood. The name "Great Kills" comes from the old Dutch word for "canal" or "waterway", indicating both the area's heritage and the prevalence of scenic waterways nearby.
Great Kills real estate is the gateway to Staten Island's beautiful south shore, with extensive beaches of its own and excellent transit options north towards Manhattan and Brooklyn. Great Kills park, marina, and proximity to Latourette Park are all highlights of this stunning area.
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Great Kills Real Estate
The Great Kills area of Staten Island is primarily a residential area, with the single-family detached homes and duplexes being the most common form of housing. The area also has many townhome complexes.
The typically narrow lots in Great Kills mean that home configurations tend to extend back further from the street, with living spaces positioned over the road-facing garages.
The majority of homes for sale in Great Kills were built from the 1960s to the 1980s. As such, these homes represent the dominant architectural trends of the time - a form of modernism executed primarily in red brick and vinyl siding.
While the mid-to-late century modern look is common throughout Great Kills, some new traditional details are too. For example, decorative external shutters are widespread, and the area shows off its Dutch heritage with the prevalence of Dutch-style gambrel roofs. In fact, Great Kills shows a general trend towards unconventional roof shapes compared to other areas in New York.
Other areas, like the blocks immediately west of Miles Avenue, display a more conventional suburban look, with smaller homes in a variety of minimal new-traditional styles. These enclaves boast larger relative yard sizes, so the facades in Colonial, Tudor, and Cape Cod lie back from the road across spacious green lawns.
Most homes in Great Kills are below 2000 square feet in size, yet there is a wide selection of larger homes. Many of the larger homes in Great Kills are split-level detached homes, with full basements, large rear decks.
Learn More About the Great Kills Area
The Great Kills neighborhood is located on the South Shore of New York City's borough of Staten Island. Of the communities extending up Staten Island's South Shore - including Tottenville, Prince's Bay, Annadale, and Eltingville - Great Kills is considered to be furthest north.
Other neighboring communities are Arden Heights to the west, Richmond to the north, and Bay Terrace to the east.
Residents in Great Kills enjoy access to the island's light rail system via Great Kills Station, as well as excellent bus service. Hylan Boulevard provides a strait route northward to the I-278, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.
Parks & Recreation
Great Kills is a tremendous family neighborhood, with many attractions, amenities, and entertainment opportunities for all ages.
To begin with the adjacent Great Kills Little League and Great Kills Swim Club are two excellent outdoor recreational facilities in Great Kills.
Great Kills is also known for its excellent parks, like King Fisher Park, Siedenburg Park, Seaside Wildlife Nature Park, Crescent Beach Park, Brookfield Park (just north of Great Kills), and the eponymous Great Kills Park. Great Kills Park is home to a huge green space and beach.
Great Kills Harbor hosts a number of marina's offering an excellent opportunity for marine adventures. And for those wanting to enjoy the great indoors, with a bite to eat or a place to shop, Great Kills has numerous eateries and stores along Hyland Boulevard and Amboy Road.
Curious about Great Kills homes for sale? Contact your Casandra Properties real estate agents to learn more about living in the area and which housing opportunities will best suit your lifestyle.
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