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St. George Neighborhood Review - Staten Island Moving Guide

Ruth Shin

Ruth Shin

St. George is the most populated neighborhood in Staten Island--Find out why people love living here, where people are sending their kids to school, what there is to do in the neighborhood, where people are eating out, and how to get here.
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 basically transformed the landscape of the neighborhood.

The new level of foot traffic is unrecognizable for St.George. The Empire Outlets not only offer popular brand name shops, but a number of dining options (including a Shake Shack!), and soon-to-be added 190-room hotel.

The St. George Theater is a landmarked 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.

Transportation

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 at the Staten Island Ferry and St. George Ferry Terminal

FerryFree of Charge
BusX1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X7, X8, X9, X10, X11, X12, X14, X15, X17, X19, X21, X22, X22A, X23, X24, X30, X31, X42

Rent Prices in St. George

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

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

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

Average Rent Prices in St. George

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
$2,250$2,528$2,832$4,500

Average Rent Price History by Neighborhood

Apartments Available in St. George

Restaurants

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 Restaraunt 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.

Enjoy two Italian grandmother's authentic dishes at Enoteca Maria.

The concept is simple: "Every evening, one of the resident Italian nonnas and a guest nonna from a different part of the world cook their own recipes from the old country, giving diners the opportunity to enjoy nonna’s home cooking away from home."

For a casual updated version of Italian, visit Flour and Oak, 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.

For a great evening, visit Jimmie Steiny's Pub for some great beer, food, and live music.

Seat yourself right by the harbor at the River Dock Cafe, which is right on the Terminal, and enjoy some fresh raw oysters and a myriad of incredible seafood options.

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.

SchoolInfoNotes
Curtis High SchoolPublic - 9-12 - 2,483 studentsStimulating curriculum, top-notch arts education, city-champion sports
Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High SchoolPublic - 9-12 - 622 studentsWell-equipped career education programs, supportive environment, diverse course options
Staten Island Technical High SchoolPublic - 9-12 - 1,278 studentsChallenging curriculum, strong engineering program, students learn Russian, prepares students for college
P.S. 35 Clove Valley SchoolPublic - k-5 - 371 studentsSmall community school with a small student-teacher ratio, involved PTA
John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter SchoolPublic Charter - 6-12 - 490 studentsSmall class sizes, nearly three adults per classroom, aims to prepare all students for college
St. Joseph Hill Academy - High SchoolPrivate all-girls Catholic - 9-12 - 407 studentsHighly rated, dedicated faculty, students graduate college-ready
PS 5 HuguenotPublic - k-5 - 245 studentsAttentive staff, involved parents, secure environment

How Safe is the St. George Neighborhood?

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 13.3707 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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