Tottenville Neighborhood Review - Staten Island Moving Guide

Neighborhood review of Tottenville Staten Island New York demographics, transportation, schools and restaurants.
Editors Rating (3 stars out of 5)
6.2 Overall
Average Rent Prices 9
Public transportation 1
Schools 6
Lifestyle 6
Crime 9

When people think of Staten Island, they usually don't think of quaint and quiet communities.

Tottenville, however, is just that!

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

Located on the southwestern tip of Staten Island, this 1.7 square mile bedroom community has experienced intense growth in the past couple of decades.

With some of the priciest homes located in this area, it is not bizarre for a single-family home to go for at least 500K.

Fun Fact: The Conference House was the site of a 1776 unsuccessful meeting with the British in hopes of putting an end to the Revolutionary War.

Tottenville is surrounded on three sides with water - Arthur Kill on the south and west and Raritan Bay on the east.

Although Hurricane Sandy flooded much of the waterfront town, the small-town quality of life has been preserved.

Population density and crime rate still rank among the lowest in New York City.

Renting in Tottenville

Though most of the 19th-century homes still remain standing to this day, condominiums, townhouses and single and multi-family homes take up most of the neighborhood.

Tottenville Beach is slightly wealthier.

Development for this exclusively residential area only recently began in the 1990's. Much of the neighborhood is privately-owned housing as opposed to rentals.

If you're looking to move, here are the average rent prices for the Tottenville neighborhood:

Median Asking Rent Prices in Tottenville
Studio1 bedroom2 bedroom3 bedroom

Apartments Available in Tottenville

Public Transportation

Although most Staten Island are car owners, many still commute to Manhattan via the Staten Island Railway then by taking the free NYC ferry service.

Tottenville has recently combined their two stations into one, The Arthur Kill Station, which runs along the Staten Island Railway.

These all run to the St. George Ferry Terminal.

There are no subways to Staten Island, but maybe in the next 100 years it could be a thing...

These express buses run through New Jersey and reach Manhattan in a little over an hour.

The other bus serving the neighborhood is the SIM26 which takes passengers to Midtown Manhattan.

Bus Lines
X22Outerbridge Park & Ride
X22AOuterbridge Park & Ride
SIM26Amboy Rd/Main St
S74St. George/Bricktown Mall
S78St. George/Bricktown Mall


In Tottenville, expect to enjoy the most authentic Italian food, outside of Italy.

Though you won't get the "Little Italy" feeling because of how spread out everything is, you can be sure of an amazing Italian dining experience.

Angelina's - This hidden gem of Staten Island provides a one-of-a-kind fine wining and dining experience in a tri-level mansion right along the water. Expect deliciously unique food and top-notch service!

Not feeling so fancy? Here is a more casual option:

Reggiano's Brick Oven Pizza - Enjoy a wood-fired pizzas, heroes or other Italian classics made with the freshest, high quality ingredients. Customer favorites are the Reggiano wings and Reggiano pie.

Can't decide? Want to have all the options?

Attractions and Nightlife

Historic sites, water views, and great walking trails are among some of the area's great outdoor activities.

The South Beach Boardwalk is a huge hit for both locals and tourists. It's a two-mile stretch of fields, water fountains, and a beach. Beach festivals and concerts are also frequently happening.

If your looking for something out of the ordinary and don't mind loud music:

Cabo Bar and Restaurant- Delicious Mexican food and fun nightlife all rolled into one! Try the crowd-pleaser - The Fiesta Sampler and you won't be disappointed.

Public and Charter Schools

Tottenville falls into district #31.

The Tottenville area has well been known for its excelling school with great sports programs.

In addition to the only private school in the neighborhood (Our Lady Help of Christians School), these public schools also serve the area:

Local Schools
PS 1 TottenvillePublic - PK-5 - 523 studentsVery active PTA, small class size, real community school, close-knit, great resources available, nuturing environment
P.S. 6 Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan SchoolPublic - PK-5 - 631 studentsGood after school program, strong academics, various student events, involved parents
IS 34 TottenvillePublic - 6-8 - 1165 studentsHonors program available, involved teachers, staff is easily accssible, strong support system
Tottenville High SchoolPublic - 9-12 - 3995 studentsCollege ready students by graduation, philanthropic awareness, strong music prgram, extensive exracirricular programs

How Safe is the Tottenville Neighborhood?

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 1 out of 10
Approximately 5.4880 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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