Great Kills Apartments

Staten Island

$2,0002BR, 1.5BA
Franklin Ln Great Kills
983 Sq. Ft., Dishwasher, Parking
13 Days since update

Neighborhood Description

The Dutch settled Great Kills in the early 1600s. In the late 1600s, the British took over the area and split Great Kills down the middle.

When the sections were finally reunited, the area then adopted the name Giffords, after Daniel Gifford, a commissioner from the area. It then took on the name Crooke’s Point when John J. Crooke, a successful businessman and aspiring naturalist, bought it in the 1880s.

The word “kill” is actually Dutch for stream or creek, and thus the area was named Great Kills for the plethora of the latter dancing through it.

Great Kills Park and Beach, built in 1949, is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, a 26,000-acre recreation area that sweeps through three different New York City boroughs and Northern New Jersey, in addition to Staten Island. The term “recreation” is used because the activities at Great Kills are diverse and seemingly never ending! Nature trails dot the property, a huge fishing area pulls in some of the fishing aficionados from around the area, a marina houses commercial boats and residents boats alike, and playing fields of every kind are littered throughout.

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Local Subway Stops

  • SI Great Kills
  • SI Eltingville
  • SI Bay Terrace
  • SI Annadale
  • SI Oakwood Heights

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Great Kills Statistics

$2,832
1BR Median Rent
  • 67% Private House
  • 33% Townhouse
Building types
231
popularity rank 2014 rank: 220

Great Kills is:

Near park

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