Westerleigh

Westerleigh, a charming and historic neighborhood on Staten Island, New York, is celebrated for its peaceful ambiance, tree-bordered streets, and meticulously preserved architecture. This suburban haven fosters a strong sense of community, providing residents with a tranquil and closely-knit living experience. Shaded by mature trees, Westerleigh's streets create a picturesque atmosphere throughout the year. The neighborhood is embraced by green spaces, with Westerleigh Park serving as a central hub for relaxation, recreation, and communing with nature.

Westerleigh Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $822K
Lowest Price $428K
Highest Price $1.9M
Total Listings 58
Avg. Days On Market 65
Avg. Price/SQFT $487

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Homes For Sale In Westerleigh

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43 Maine Avenue, Staten Island

$729,000

43 Maine Avenue, Staten Island

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,032 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2404125
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77 Crystal Avenue, Staten Island

$849,999

77 Crystal Avenue, Staten Island

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,676 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2404099
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132 Manor Road, Staten Island

$999,999

132 Manor Road, Staten Island

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,385 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2404094
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539 College Avenue, Staten Island

$1,250,000

539 College Avenue, Staten Island

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,068 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2404082
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1625 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island

$749,000

1625 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,152 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2404028
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18 Levit Avenue, Staten Island

$749,999

18 Levit Avenue, Staten Island

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,144 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403770
19 Garden Street, Staten Island

$689,125

↓ $9,000

19 Garden Street, Staten Island

2 Beds 3 Baths 1,100 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403945
14 Dickie Avenue, Staten Island

$679,000

14 Dickie Avenue, Staten Island

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,891 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403885
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104 Auburn Avenue, Staten Island

$749,000

104 Auburn Avenue, Staten Island

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,251 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403841
295 Leonard Avenue, Staten Island

$850,000

295 Leonard Avenue, Staten Island

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,144 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403723
349 Livermore Avenue, Staten Island

$899,999

349 Livermore Avenue, Staten Island

2 Beds 1 Bath 2,064 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403837
78 Crystal Avenue, Staten Island

$675,000

78 Crystal Avenue, Staten Island

4 Beds 3 Baths 1,620 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403761
438 Caswell Avenue 2, Staten Island

$499,000

438 Caswell Avenue 2, Staten Island

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,248 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403749
17 Arthur Court, Staten Island

$519,999

17 Arthur Court, Staten Island

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,294 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403736
182 Benedict Avenue, Staten Island

$899,000

182 Benedict Avenue, Staten Island

4 Beds 5 Baths 2,352 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2402977
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335 Stewart Avenue, Staten Island

$743,000

↑ $18,000

335 Stewart Avenue, Staten Island

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,242 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403666
287 Willard Avenue, Staten Island

$560,000

↓ $25,000

287 Willard Avenue, Staten Island

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,096 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403654
401-1 Willow Road East, Staten Island

$529,888

401-1 Willow Road East, Staten Island

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,248 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403652
15 College Court, Staten Island

$648,000

15 College Court, Staten Island

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403402
9 Coale Avenue, Staten Island

$529,000

9 Coale Avenue, Staten Island

2 Beds 1 Bath 960 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403610
25 Jillian Court, Staten Island

$545,000

25 Jillian Court, Staten Island

2 Beds 3 Baths 1,575 SqFt Residential MLS® # 2403573

About Westerleigh

Westerleigh is a residential neighborhood in the north-western part of Staten Island in New York. This area is bordered by Castleton Corners to the East, Willowbrook and Graniteville to the West. Meiers Corners to the Southeast, and Manor Heights and the Staten Island Expressway to the South. Westerleigh's elevated position provides stunning views of Newark, New Jersey, and beyond on clear days. The neighborhood is characterized by its greenery, featuring an array of coniferous and deciduous trees like blue spruce, cedar, and more, some towering up to 75 feet. Ingram Woods, located near the Staten Island Expressway, is a preserved park that offers a glimpse of the area's natural forest area.

Historically, Westerleigh gained prominence when the National Prohibition Campground Association purchased 25 acres in 1877, naming it Prohibition Park. Streets in the area bear names of early prohibition leaders and states that supported anti-liquor laws. Notable early residents include Isaac K. Funk of Funk and Wagnalls fame and poet Edwin Markham. The neighborhood is also home to Troop #2, one of the oldest Boy Scouts of America groups, founded in 1912. Westerleigh also offers the oldest tennis club in the U.S., thanks to Mary Ewing Outerbridge who introduced tennis to America at her home here. The Peter Houseman House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, adds to the history of the area.

Westerleigh Homes For Sale

In Westerleigh, prospective homeowners can find a variety of housing options. The neighborhood features charming single-family homes that exude a suburban feel while being close to everything that Staten Island has to offer. Many homes are characterized by their classic architectural styles, such as Colonial and Victorian, often accompanied by spacious yards and tree-lined streets. There are also more modern builds available that reach well into the $1M price point.

For those looking for luxury, like the properties mentioned above, Westerleigh offers a few properties with high-end finishes and ample living spaces. These homes often include features like gourmet kitchens, large master suites, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Additionally, the area has a selection of affordable starter homes perfect for first-time homebuyers, providing an opportunity to own property in a desirable location without breaking the bank. With its mix of historic charm and the opportunity to purchase a diverse type of home, Westerleigh is certainly appealing.

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Westerleigh Entertainment and Amenities

Thankfully, Westerleigh also offers a variety of things to do. The neighborhood is home to the Westerleigh Park, a popular spot for families, featuring playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas. For those who enjoy tennis, the historic Westerleigh Tennis Club provides well-maintained courts and a friendly community atmosphere. Nearby, residents can explore the Staten Island Zoo, which houses a variety of animals and hosts educational programs for all ages.

Dining options in Westerleigh are diverse, with numerous local eateries and cafes offering a range of cuisines from Italian to Asian, and others. The area also offers several shopping centers and boutiques, ensuring residents have access to essential services. For arts and culture enthusiasts, the Staten Island Museum and St. George Theatre are just a short drive away, providing regular exhibits and performances. Additionally, Westerleigh is quite close to the Staten Island Expressway, making access to the rest of New York City quite easy.

Education Near Westerleigh

Westerleigh is served by several reputable schools, making it an attractive choice for families. P.S. 30, Intermediate School 51, Susan E. Wagner High School, and Port Richmond High School are among the education institutions zoned for this area. These schools are known for their strong academic programs and dedicated staff. The New York Public Library's Todt Hill-Westerleigh branch, located at 2550 Victory Boulevard, offers extensive resources and programs for students of all ages. Opened in 1991, this three-story branch serves as a vital educational hub for the community.

Westerleigh FAQ

Q: What public transportation options are available in Westerleigh?

A: Westerleigh is well-served by several local and express buses. The S57, SIM3, and SIM34 run along Watchogue Road, while the S62, S92, and S93 travel along Victory Boulevard. Additionally, the S66 local bus operates on Jewett Avenue, and the S48, S98, SIM30, and SIM35 serve the northern and eastern edges of the neighborhood.

Q: Are there any parks or recreational areas in Westerleigh?

A: Yes, Westerleigh Park is a popular recreational area offering playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas. Ingram Woods is another natural park in the area.

Q: How does Westerleigh support community engagement?

A: Westerleigh offers numerous events and activities throughout the year that encourage resident participation. The neighborhood hosts seasonal festivals, local fairs, and community meetings, providing opportunities for neighbors to connect and engage. Local organizations and clubs like the Westerleigh Improvement Society actively work to maintain and enhance the neighborhood, as well.

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