New York City / Staten Island, New York

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New Dorp

Young Professionals/DINKs/SINKs

While Staten Island doesn’t have a wide variety of neighborhoods for youngsters New Dorp is a pretty dense and diverse neighborhood where a young professional should start their search. Hip, historic and with a good walkscore, the neighborhood has an interesting mix of immigrant families and young professionals, and plenty of cool restaurants, bars and shopping options. There is also apartment living here amidst the homes so options for living are aplenty.

  • New Dorp
  • St. George

Todt Hill


Todt Hill is the fanciest neighborhood on Staten Island. Filled with mansions, quiet tree-lined streets and actual views of the ocean from the elevated landscape of the neighborhood. A lot of locals send their little ones to the private school in the area and while people stick to their knitting it is a very nice place to raise a family. If on the other hand you’re looking for a more tight-knit vibe then look at neighborhoods like Hugeunot or Great Kills. Hugeunot is quieter, with easy access to beaches and the South Shore Country Club. Great Kills is a bit more jumping with a bigger population of families and some of the best public schools in all of NYC.

  • Todt Hill
  • Hugeunot
  • Great Kills
  • West New Brighton
  • Oakwood Beach



Two of the neighborhoods noted for families are also popular with retirees. Todt Hill’s beautiful homes and quiet safe streets are a big draw for retirees who like the beauty and the direct access to the incredible cultural experiences available in Manhattan. Huguenot is another neighborhood notable for families and retirees. Great homes, less traffic, quieter streets and easy access to the beaches and a great country club mean the active retiree community loves it here.

  • Todt Hill
  • Hugeunot