STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The third-largest yet least populated of New York City’s five boroughs is still a growth story and a desirable place to buy a home, invest in real estate and sell profitably.
The Island is suburban and quite unlike other parts of the city. A third is parkland, and its small-town atmosphere has residents identifying strongly with their communities, which means intense civic pride.
In almost the geographical center of the borough is Neuhaus Realty Inc., the preeminent real estate firm that has 43 years’ experience and is still growing, just like the Island itself.
The borough’s history evolved along roads that were once barely paths as trade prospered among its many towns; and for a population approaching 480,000, its people still seem to have surprising ties to almost everyone else.
Although the Island isn’t a separate city, it would otherwise rate as the 35th largest in the United States. It is one of New York State’s fastest-growing counties.
The kite-shaped borough is 13.9 miles long and 7.3 miles wide. Within its borders are 65 towns and 170 parks. The world-famous Staten Island Ferry is free and runs 24/7, connecting the Island with Manhattan in 25 minutes.
There are three colleges, 65 public schools, 14 parochial schools and 12 private schools.
Because the Island is also a favored venue for movie makers, many homeowners have been happy to receive payments of location fees.
NESTS OF NOTABLES
Speaking of movies, who might be glimpsed while driving around?
Several well-known personalities in popular culture have lived quietly in Island neighborhoods.
The 6-foot, 4-inch presence of the action-adventure martial-arts film star Steven Seagal, who still personifies the genre, would occasionally dominate a local movie theater seat during his years as an Island resident.
One of the Rolling Stones is known to visit his Island in-laws. And bold-face names frequent a musical-instruments store.
Understandably, these folks prefer a low profile off the job.
Nevertheless, a huge list of famous historical and contemporary Staten Islanders runs the gamut from public figures to sports legends and entertainment stars.
It takes a long time to build a successful book of business. Sellers need buyers, and buyers need a selection. In putting all this together, perseverance, knowledge, diligence and experience are qualities that back Neuhaus Realty’s reputation.
Experience also means knowing how to anticipate where a transaction might be stressful and to take preemptive countermeasures.
The firm has more than 125 brokers and salespeople who adhere to these same standards.
Marketing on behalf of clients is comprehensive, with a mix of advertising in print media as well as exposure on a growing number of websites, open houses, and handling all aspects of showing a home.
Neuhaus also coordinates all of the aspects for closings.
About Neuhaus Realty Inc. – Staten Island Real Estate
Since its launch in 1969, Neuhaus Realty has grown to become one of the most successful and widely respected Realtor® firms in the New York and New Jersey areas.
The agency tends to the detailed needs of homebuyers, home sellers, builders, investors and developers with the support of its exceptional team of real estate professionals, state-of–the-art marketing programs and Multiple Listing services memberships. The Neuhaus staff includes more than 125 full- and part-time associate brokers and salespeople dedicated to the highest standards of excellence.
The firm operates offices in Staten Island, New York (3171 Richmond Rd.; 718-979-3400); Brooklyn, New York (823 3rd Ave.; 718-285-8120), and Holmdel, New Jersey (51 East Main St.; 732-946-2911), serving Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties in the Garden State.