Old Town is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Old Town offers a relaxed atmosphere and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This area features a fair amount of greenery as numerous tree-lined streets are around. There are a few green spaces nearby for residents to visit, making it very easy to access them from most locations in Old Town. This area is also good for those who need quiet areas, as noise from the streets and other parts of the city is rarely an issue.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing about 40% of the dwellings in Old Town, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. This part of the city has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About two thirds of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners while renters occupy the remainder. The average year of construction for houses in this neighborhood is 1964.
Home buyers in Old Town will welcome that a grocery store is always only a very short walk away. In addition, this part of New York is a fairly good place in which to eat out or go to a cafe. Concerning education, it is a rather short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from most properties for sale in this part of the city.
This part of the city will attract house buyers that use several means of transportation. Thanks to 2 train stations (e.g., Old Town Station and Dongan Hills Station) on the Staten Island Railway, and a few nearby bus lines, this area is a very pleasant part of New York for traveling by public transit. It is also easy for pedestrians to get around in Old Town; many day-to-day needs can be met on foot. Old Town is not very conducive to biking since riding is made difficult by the often hilly area, and the bicycling network is not particularly extensive.