Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth is a neighborhood steeped in military history, and sits at the gateway of the New York Harbor, offering panoramic views of the Narrows and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Once a critical defense point for New York City, this area has transformed into a peaceful residential community and a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Its rich past and unique location make is a fascinating place for residents and those who visit.

Fort Wadsworth Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $749K
Lowest Price $629K
Highest Price $868K
Total Listings 2
Avg. Days On Market 62
Avg. Price/SQFT $444

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About Fort Wadsworth

Located on Staten Island's northeastern shore, Fort Wadsworth is a living museum where history and modern living meet. The area's military installations, dating back to the 17th century, have been preserved and integrated into the community, providing an interesting backdrop to the residential streets. Today, Fort Wadsworth is quiet, known for its natural beauty, historic sites, and home to incredible views of the Upper and Lower New York Bays. The transition from a military bastion to a quiet residential area has been smooth, with the Nation Park Service maintaining the fortifications and offering guided tours. Residents of Fort Wadsworth enjoy a depth of historic richness not seen in all parts of New York.

Fort Wadsworth Homes For Sale

Here, prospective homebuyers can find a range of properties, from charming historic homes that have been well-preserved to modern residences offering the latest in contemporary design. Many homes offer views of the Narrows and iconic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, providing a daily reminder of the area's historical strategic importance. The neighborhood's streets are lined with a mix of detached single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, catering to a variety of lifestyles and stage of life that you're in. For those interested in living within a piece of New York's history, Fort Wadsworth offers opportunities to own a home in a former military installation, with some properties even situated within the old fort's boundaries.

The homes in Fort Wadsworth often feature spacious layouts, private gardens, and access to exclusive parklands. making them ideal for families and individuals seeking a quiet retreat in the city. The architectural styles reflect the area's historical significance, with some properties dating back to the early 20th century, offering classic charm combined with modern renovations. New developments in the area provide contemporary living spaces with amenities such as rooftop terraces, energy-efficient designs, and community facilities. The real estate market here caters to range of budgets, ensuring that everyone from first-time homebuyers to seasoned investors can find something to suit their needs.

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Fort Wadsworth Entertainment & Amenities

Fort Wadsworth also offers more than just its historical landmarks - it's a neighborhood full of life and activities. Residents and visitors can explore the Fort Wadsworth Gateway National Recreation Area, which offers hiking trails, picnics areas, and guided tours - as mentioned above. Being so close to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge provides easy access to Brooklyn and the rest of New York City, making it a convenient location for commuters. Local dining options range from casual cafes to fine dining restaurants, many of which offer stunning views of the harbor. The community is also home to various cultural and recreational events throughout the year, including open-air concerts, historical reenactments, and the annual New York City Marathon, which starts from Fort Wadsworth.

For entertainment and leisure, Fort Wadsworth residents have access to variety of options. The neighborhood's parks and open spaces are perfect for outdoor activities, from jogging and biking to bird watching and photography. The nearby beaches of South Beach and Midland Beach offer summer relaxation and water sports. Cultural enthusiasts will appreciate the local art exhibits, historical tours, and community workshops that celebrate the area's rich heritage. Additionally, the close-knit community of Fort Wadsworth often gathers for neighborhood events, block parties, and holiday celebrations - further bolstering the community spirit.

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