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On Staten Island’s northeastern corner, Concord is bordered by the Grasmere, Clifton, Dongan Hills, Old Town and Emerson Hill neighborhoods.Read more about Concord
This densely populated area of the island was founded in the 19th century by German immigrants, and took on the name of “Dutch Farms” before being renamed to Concord in 1845.
In the 21st century, Concord is now an ethnically rich and diverse area with a high population hailing from African and Sub-Saharan ancestry, along with those from Asian or Puerto Rican backgrounds. Although English is the default language, many of the local residents who still speak Chinese at home, along with others who speak Spanish or African languages.
With the construction of the Staten Island Expressway, Concord was reshaped in the 1960s into the present-day neighborhood comprised of single-family homes, small apartment buildings and condos. Present day Concord is now a bustling neighborhood that is densely populated, great for those looking for an urban atmosphere. There are a range of homes for those looking to buy, with reasonably priced townhouses and heritage building complete with original features, through to family friendly detached homes.
Concord’s residents fall in the lower-middle income bracket with the majority working in sales or service jobs, to clerical and tech support, however, it is also a neighborhood that is very attractive to college students.
There are two public schools, P.S. 48 and Concord High School, the latter of which is Staten Island’s only transfer alternative high school, although other schools are also within easy reach in the surrounding areas.
Close to Concord High on Rhine Avenue, the large medical arts complex on Ralph Place has converted the disused space of the former Doctor’s Hospital of Staten Island, which closed down in 2003.
The area is home to some of the best main roads on the island, which makes it convenient for those who need easy access to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge for a commute into Brooklyn or Manhattan. For those wanting to leave the car at home, Concord is also public transport and pedestrian friendly. It’s easy to get around by foot with the number of sidewalks, however for longer distances, its proximity to the Expressway means there are regular express bus services to Manhattan, and other bus lines that cover Staten Island.