What to Love
- Comfortable lifestyle
- Incredible shopping destinations
- Stunning waterfront properties
- Proximity to outdoor activities
People & Lifestyle
What people love the most about the South Shore is its classy-cool lifestyle. Residents enjoy an effortless, breezy way of life. This residential shoreline community is warm and welcoming. South Shore neighbors like to get outside by visiting parks, beaches, and museums.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For a truly divine dining experience, make a reservation at Fiore de Mare
. This warmly decorated, white-tablecloth Italian restaurant situated right on the marina features upmarket entrées, outdoor seating, and incredible views. Nearby is the locally-beloved Marina Cafe
, an iconic spot on Mansion Avenue that boasts scenic views of the harbor and impressively delicious Italian and American dishes. For even more ritzy views as well as excellent eats and libations, spend an evening at the popular Angelina’s Ristorante
. This eatery is a tri-level mansion located by the water with floor-to-ceiling windows. At Grand Oaks Country Club
, experience a memorable brunch made by award-winning chefs. As far as shopping goes, stop by Charleston Shopping Center
for all of your most upscale and down-to-earth needs.
Things to Do
On the South Shore, there’s always someplace to get outdoors and get grounded. Clay Pit Ponds
is a 265-acre nature preserve that consists of unique habitats, such as wetlands, ponds, spring-fed streams, and woodlands. People of all ages come to enjoy nature walks, pond ecology, birdwatching, and even horseback riding. Conference House Park
is another great park to visit—especially for history lovers. Once a Wisconsin glacier, the park is home to a playground, a biking trail, a hiking trail, and four historic buildings that trace the history of the borough over three centuries—all while overlooking the beautiful Raritan Bay. Great Kills Park and Marina
is a deep-water basin that’s perfect for boaters. This park is the 4th most visited National Park Service unit and offers acres of green spaces, beaches, wildlife, and outdoor recreation. Named after the beautiful bird that often roams its premises, Blue Heron Park
is perfect for birdwatching and strolling.
South Shore has several highly-rated schools and educational facilities of note, including:
- PS 5 Huguenot, Public, K-5
- IS 34 Tottenville, Public, K-5
- St. Joseph by the Sea, Private, 9-12