Westerleigh

Westerleigh is a charming little community that is located in the Northwest quadrant of Staten Island and is known colloquially as “the heart of the North shore”. The homes here are quaint and affordable and the area is known to be quiet and residential. It is home to the oldest Tennis Club in the United States and was formerly known as Prohibition Park because a temperance group purchased twenty-five acres of land there in 1877. Many of the early streets are named after the leaders of the prohibition movement. It is home to Westerleigh Park, which largely caters to the community and holds a lot of local school events. It is also houses the College of Staten Island, which is Staten Island’s CUNY campus that now has dorms. The schools in the area are P.S. 30, Moore Catholic High School, Port Richmond High School, Zion Lutheran Pre-School, Saint Rita School, I.S.51 and Saint Theresa. Some of Staten Island’s longest standing restaurants exist in the area and they are Cafe Del Mondo, King’s Pizzeria and Alfonso’s bakery. Westerleigh is attractive because of its community feel and affordable living circumstances. Overall, it is a nice place to call home.