More on the SI real estate scene. Tracey Porpora reports for The Staten Island Advance.
Many former Staten Islanders are being drawn “back home” by the North Shore waterfront’s urban environment.
“I have a growing family, with new twin boys and a daughter, so (Manhattan) is getting too small. My wife and I looked at different areas, and prices in Manhattan are out of control,” said Patrick McCarthy, 34, a West Brighton native who is relocating from Manhattan’s upper Upper West Side to The Accolade, a condo complex in St. George’s Bay Street Landing.
“My wife and I looked at Brooklyn, where the prices were good a few years ago, but now the prices there are just as high as Manhattan,” added McCarthy, who noted his wife is a native of California.
The mortgage loan officer said St. George is appealing to him because he wants a short commute to his job in Midtown, allowing him to spend less time traveling to work and more time with his family.
“I can live in The Accolade and take a two-minute walk to the ferry, hop on and get to work in less than an hour,” said McCarthy.