St. George Neighborhood Review - Staten Island Moving Guide

Experience a vibrant potential neighborhood life: best schools, recreation spots, eateries, transit ease, plus homes awaiting sale or rent.
Staten Island
Editors Rating (2 stars out of 5)
4.2 Overall
Average Rent Prices 4
Public transportation 1
Schools 8
Lifestyle 3
Crime 5

Located on the northeastern tip of Staten Island, St. George is bordered by Tompkinsville to the south and the neighborhood of New Brighton to the west.

In this St. George neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent, and home sale prices.

Possibly due to its convenient placement right off the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, St. George remains the most densely developed neighborhood on Staten Island.

Victorian, Colonial and Tudor-style homes populate the historic district of the St. George neighborhood but there are many apartments situated right along the waterfront with fabulous views of the harbor and NYC.

The opening of the Empire Outlets in the summer of 2019 has transformed the neighborhood's landscape.

The new level of foot traffic is unrecognizable for St.George. The Empire Outlets offer popular brand-name shops and several dining options, including a Shake Shack!

The St. George Theater is a landmark spot popular for hosting performances, film and television shoots, concerts, and educational programs.

Other points of interest include the Staten Island Yankees Ballpark, the North Barrett Esplanade Park, the Staten Island September 11th Memorial, and the National Lighthouse Museum.

Fun Fact: The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, also known as the starting point for the New York City Marathon, claimed three lives during its construction in 1964.


The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is the longest bridge in the country and connects Staten Island to Brooklyn.

Staten Island is the only borough not connected to New York City by the subway, so it looks like the ferry or bus will have to do for all of those non-car owners out there.

St. George is the terminal for the Staten Island Railway and the Staten Island Ferry.

The ferry takes approximately 30 minutes to reach Manhattan.

Most bus routes stop originate and terminate at Staten Island Ferry and St. George Ferry Terminal, making St. George one of the main bus hubs on Staten Island.

Local Bus & Ferry Lines in St. George
FerryFree of Charge
Local BusesS40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96, S98

Real Estate in St. George

A real estate market that is heavily influenced by trends in New York City means that St George apartments can come at a premium price tag.

However, great deals are still available if you know where to look! With an influx of new restaurants, cafes, bars, and other amenities popping up all around town – as well as highly desirable waterfront properties becoming increasingly affordable – it’s no wonder why St George has become one of the hottest neighborhoods on Staten Island.

Whether you’re looking to rent or buy an apartment in this trendy area – you won't be disappointed.

Not only will you be able to experience all that St George has to offer – including convenient transportation options into Manhattan – but you’ll also be part of a thriving community full of friendly locals passionate about their neighborhood.

From classic Victorian-style homes tucked away on tree-lined streets to modern condos with stunning views overlooking the harbor – whatever kind of real estate you’re searching for in this unique nook of New York City - you’ll find it at St George.

The vast majority of housing available in St. George is going to be rentals/condos/coops units in large apartment building complexes.

However, standalone houses are available for rent and sale in the area.

Finding Rentals in St. George

If you're looking to move, while the average rent prices don't seem as cost-effective, consider that these are usually large apartments and some full houses.

St. George is also home to some of the island's newest luxury condos and apartment complexes, with harbor views and close access to shopping and the ferry terminal.

Prices for renting houses and apartments are very affordable, especially when compared to Manhattan and the priciest areas of Brooklyn and Queens.

Average Rental Prices in St. George

2 Beds$2,950
PropertyNest Real Estate Data As of September 2023

Buying in St. George

St. George offers a mix of detached single-family homes and apartment condos and co-ops. Most apartments are going to be available near the waterfront, which has seen a surge of real estate development in the last decade or so, mostly in the form of luxury-style condo buildings.

St. George is a relatively affordable neighborhood, where you will find single-family homes for sale well below the median sales price of the five boroughs.

Average Sales Prices in St. George

2 Beds$519,000
3 Beds$536,000
PropertyNest Real Estate Data As of September 2023

Restaurants & Dining in St. George

The number of options one has for dining has exploded in the area in recent times, offering residents choices that range from Mexican, to Thai, seafood, Indian, etc.

Coles Dockside Restaurant will make you feel like you are on a tropical island, not Staten Island.

Enjoy marina views, yummy cocktails, and a wide selection of delicious seafood in a relaxed environment for lunch or dinner.

For a casual updated version of Italian, visit Pier 76 and Marie's 2.

Cozy up at Beso, a small Spanish tapas restaurant along the waterfront. Patrons will be sure to enjoy great music, a relaxed atmosphere, and food bursting with flavor.

With the Staten Island Ferry being right in the neighborhood, if you're craving something more upscale Manhattan's great restaurants are a quick ride away.

Public & Charter Schools

All Staten Island schools fall under District #31, which means there are a lot of really great schools to offer Staten Island residents.

Staten Island Technical School is ranked #2 out of all NYC schools.

Local Schools in St. George
Curtis High SchoolPublic, Grades 9-12, 2,483 studentsStimulating curriculum, top-notch arts education, city-champion sports
Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High SchoolPublic, Grades 9-12, 622 studentsWell-equipped career education programs, supportive environment, diverse course options
P.S. 10 Fort Hill Collaborative Elementary SchoolPublic, Early Childhood-Grade 5, 202 studentsLocal zoned school. Pre-K and nursery are available at this school.
P.S. 74 Future Leaders Elementary SchoolPublic, Grades PK-5, 269 studentsLocally zoned elementary school. Pre-K available.
P.S. 59 The Harbor View SchoolPublic, Early Childhood-Grade 5, 286 studentsUnzoned elementary school. Pre-K and nursery are available from age 3.
P.S. 31 William T. Davis SchoolPublic, Early Childhood-Grade 5, 338 studentsLocal zoned school. Pre-K and nursery are available at this school.
P.S. 16 John J. Driscoll SchoolPublic, Grades PK-5, 433 studentsLocally zoned elementary school. Pre-K available.

How Safe is the St. George Neighborhood?

It is important to consider the crime rate of any neighborhood before deciding to move there, which is why it's essential to look at the St. George crime statistics and safety ratings.

Statistics show that the overall crime rate in St. George is significantly lower than both citywide and national averages.

Property and violent crimes are particularly rare compared to the rest of New York City and nationally - making St George one of the safest neighborhoods in all of NYC when it comes to crime.

These numbers are further supported by local law enforcement agencies such as the NYPD, who report that St George consistently ranks among their top 10 most peaceful precincts each year for over two decades now.

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 14.9547 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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Ruth Shin
About the author

Ruth Shin is the Founder and CEO of PropertyNest. She shares in-depth insights on real estate, personal finance, and home improvement drawing from her experience as a licensed real estate agent, editing personal finance publications, and managing many home renovation projects. Ruth graduated with a BA from Hunter College in Writing, History, and Special Honors.