A suburban enclave with convenient access to the heart of the city
Located on the eastern shore of Staten Island, Dongan Hills is an upscale, suburban community that offers a relaxed, family-friendly lifestyle with convenient access to all of New York City’s best amenities. Homes in Dongan Hills range from small bungalows and cottages to larger, more modern architectural styles with garages, yards, and multiple levels of living space something that’s much more of a rarity in many of the city’s other boroughs. When you take a walk through Dongan Hills, you’ll get a clear sense of the community’s long history from its colonial roots to the charming small businesses and restaurants that keep the neighborhood’s unique character alive today. Commuting deeper into the city for work or school is easy with many public transportation options at your disposal, allowing you to experience a true New York City lifestyle along with all of the incredible features of a more suburban community.
Like many of New York City’s boroughs and neighborhoods, Dongan Hills is home to a diverse and varied array of residents who love the city. Though many young professionals are drawn to the area’s relatively affordable housing options, the area is particularly popular with families who appreciate its charming, suburban sensibility and excellent public schools. It’s an incredible neighborhood for those who love the city and all of its great character but also appreciate a peaceful and more private life away from the bustle of Manhattan.
There are many convenient shopping and dining options right in and near Dongan Hills, so you won’t have to travel far to find that perfect gift or enjoy a night out dining on a delicious meal with friends. Some of the most popular dining destinations nearby include Pasticceria Bruno, a long-time New York City staple known for their Italian dishes, gelato, pastries, cakes, and more; Dough by Licastri, touted as one of the best local pizza shops on Staten Island and a well-known neighborhood favorite; and Lee’s Tavern, a family-owned neighborhood pub with an unmistakable New York charm that’s a beloved watering hole for long-time Staten Island residents. If you want to grab some healthy pre-prepared meals or organic ingredients for your kitchen, check out nearby Tastebud's Natural Foods, one of the island’s best natural markets.
One of the best things about Dongan Hills is how many gorgeous parks and green spaces can be found nearby. A summer favorite for sunbathing, jogging, and biking, South Beach is just a short walk away—as is The Vanderbilt, a popular waterfront event and wedding venue. Other fun spots include Midland Beach, which features tennis courts and a playground as well as beach access, and Last Chance Pond Park, a preserved pond and wilderness area that Staten Island residents have worked to protect from development so it can be enjoyed for years to come.
Dongan Hills is served by the New York City Department of Public Education and features two public schools that offer residents an excellent education.