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Elm Park lies in the northern part of Staten Island, with Mariners Harbor to the west, Port Richmond to the east, Westerleigh to the south, and Bayonne, NJ to the north.Read more about Elm Park
Because of its location on the very north shore of Staten Island and its proximity to the Bayonne Bridge and the Staten Island Expressway, the residents of this community have easy access to both New Jersey and the rest of New York City. The town was once served by the Staten Island Railway, but that particular branch of the railway and the station at Elm Park was shut down in 1953. MTA buses continue to serve Elm Park, all running on the local line.
At various points in the 1800s, the Elm Park neighborhood was referred to as both Jacksonville and Lowville. The area ultimately became known as Elm Park when a local physician, John T. Harrison, named it after the elm trees that grew on his property. A small park with the same name can be found near Port Richmond, a local high school. The neighborhood itself has several public and private schools, ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school.
Architecturally speaking, Elm Park is home to attractive, well-maintained heritage properties, modern semi-detached homes and townhouses. Aside from its proximity to New Jersey and the other New York boroughs, Elm Park is also conveniently located near Clover Lakes Park, a sprawling green space dotted with ponds and lakes, as well as tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, and more. Because of the relatively small size of the neighborhood, residents of Elm Park will often venture outside of the neighborhood for various amenities. One of the more popular dining options, for example, is the Elm Park Inn in Mariners Harbor, just west of Elm Park proper, which offers an array of traditional, comfort American pub fare.