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Living In: Eltingville


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If you are a growing family, living in Eltingville, NY will provide you with a two-family semidetached unit, ranch, colonial or Cape with a backyard of grass and trees, circular driveways and an ocean front view. On the south shore of Staten Island, south of Great Kills and north of Annadale, Eltingville is a pleasant and small, above-average-income neighborhood. Eltingville was primarily a rural community until the late twentieth century when the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened and housing and business development became prominent. People can easily get to the Staten Island Railway using the main bus line along Richmond Avenue. Amboy Road as well as Richmond Avenue to Armstrong Avenue are exciting destinations full of supermarkets, drugstores, delis, bagelries, pet stores, pizzerias, travel agencies and various restaurants. Other attractions that influence young families to live in Eltingville include the South Shore Y.M.C.A. on Richmond Avenue which is hoping to add a new center for teenagers. They have only been open for five years but have almost reached their fundraising goal of more than $500,000. There are various projects beginning in the future to add to the continuous development of Eltingville. This includes a new shopping center near the community train station and office space on the second floor as well as a mid-island library. Visitors and citizens are often found with their families at the nearby parks, Seaside Wildlife Nature Park and Great Kills Park. The schooling opportunities in Eltingville are another attraction. Public School 42 enrolls about 1,000 students from prekindergarten through fifth grade and is one of the 200 schools in the city exempt from the new uniform curriculum. Public School 42 offers a latchkey program which allows students to stay until 6 p.m. and engage in activities such as cheerleading, arts and crafts, fourth-grade test preparation and extra help in literacy and mathematics. Other notable public schools include Public School 55, The Elias Bernstein School, Eltingville Lutheran School and Holy Child Preschool. The new principal of Elias Bernstein is unhappy with the slip from being scholastically the best in District 31 to second or third. She hopes to create positive change in the future. The Holy Child Preschool has a Mommy and Me Program as well as a preschool that offers music, art, computers and science. Tottenville High School is the largest high school on Staten Island and has a high percentage of students going on to four-year colleges. They run a science research, R.O.T.C. and an architecture program. Tottenville High School also has great pride in their marching band and athletic programs.

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