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The upscale neighborhood of Castleton Corners earned its name from the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Manor Road.Read more about Castleton Corners
Once called “Centerville,” the area was eventually renamed after the local post office, which opened in 1872.
This intersection at the heart of Castleton Corners was once the hub of an important commercial district, but has since mellowed out after Staten Island Mall opened its doors in the 1970s. However, unlike other Staten Island neighborhoods, Castleton Corners remained unaffected by the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the dramatic population upsurge that accompanied it.
Castleton Corners is separated from its neighboring borough, Sunnyside, by the church topped Castleton Hill. It is also bordered by Todt Hill to the south, Meiers Corners and Westerleigh to the northwest and West Brighton to the north.
The area is optimal for urban sophisticates and active retirees, since many of its residents share exclusive tastes and cultural inclinations, such as fine dining, the arts and going to the theater. Castleton Corners is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States, and is primarily made up of those in executive management positions and other respected professions.
Single-family homes dominate the housing market in Castleton Corners, the vast majority of which are detached with garages. Colonial style houses with features pre-dating Word War II are in abundance, although there are apartment blocks, and even high-rises, in the area.
The curved roads, the undulating hills and tree-lined streets of Castleton Corners paint a picture that is far from the bustling urban feel found in its surrounding boroughs. It’s a family friendly area with a number of good schools in the vicinity, which include St. Teresa’s Catholic School, which runs up to grade 8, P.S. 29, I.S. 27 and 61, as well as the Susan E. Wagner High School on Manor Road.
While Castleton Corners is linked up to regular local and express buses, most of the amenities can be found within walking distance. For shopping and dining needs, residents tend to hit up Victory Boulevard, which has a Met Foods, Reiman’s hardware store and several national banks. As far as dining is concerned, Pat’s Pizzeria and the Bagel Bistro are favorites with the locals.