There are several Side Hall Colonials for sale in Prince’s Bay (Staten Island) NY. The most common side hall colonial is approximately 2,200 sq ft and has 4 bedrooms, formal living room, formal dining room, family room, large eat in kitchen, 1 car garage, and spacious backyards, built on approximately 4,000 sq ft lots. They can be either a 1 family or a 2 family style side hall colonial. Average sale price is between $575,000 and $800,000.
Prince’s Bay is the name of a neighborhood located on the South Shore of New York City’s borough of Staten Island and of an arm of Raritan Bay (which in turn is part of the Atlantic Ocean), on which the eastern shoreline of the community is situated. The neighborhood’s name is often misreckoned as “Princess Bay” or “Prince Bay;” indeed, the community’s United States Post Office officially bears the name “Princes Bay Station” according to the USPS web site and directory. Princess bay is located a few miles away from Tottenville High School which is also the town’s evacuation center, Bloomingdale Park, Wolve’s Pond Park and also Lemon Creek Park. These parks contain children’s playgrounds, open fields for outdoor sports such as football, baseball and soccer. These parks also contain running trails and divided dog parks for big and little dogs.
Development in the area accelerated when the southern terminus of the Staten Island Railway was moved from Eltingville toTottenville in 1860; the Prince’s Bay station crosses underneath Seguine Avenue, formerly known as Prince’s Bay Road. Primarily a fishing village at first, its oysters were so famous that “Prince’s Bay Oysters” could often be found on menus at prominent seafood restaurants in Manhattan, and even London.
A large factory, operated by the S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company, was once located along the shoreline at the foot of Seguine Avenue; at one point, the plant was the largest employer in all of Staten Island, but closed in 1972. In the late 1970s a small shopping center, known as the Prince’s Bay Trade Mart, was opened in the building the factory had occupied; but its remote location and inability to compete with the larger and already-established Staten Island Mall doomed the project.
At the northeast corner of the neighborhood is Wolfe’s Pond Park, a beautiful city park with ball fields, a children’s playground, and breathtaking ocean views. Lemon Creek flows into the pond for which the park is named; the creek can then be traced westward into land where dairy and poultry farms flourished until the 1960s, eventually travelling by underground conduits to the Arthur Kill. Prince’s Bay and other communities on Staten Island’s South Shore were once popular locations for summer homes, most of which were owned by residents of other boroughs, particularly Manhattan.
Prices of homes in Prince’s Bay range from approximately $250,000 for a 1 bungalow to about $2,000,000 for a luxurious 1 family detached ocean front home.
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