Staten Island has the most suburban landscape of all the 5 boroughs. There are 2 ways to get to Staten Island, through Brooklyn by way of the Verrazano-Narrows bridge or via Manhattan by way of the free Staten Island Ferry. The ferry is one of the most popular attractions in New York because it is the best way tourists can get views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan and Ellis Island.
Across the harbor due south of Manhattan, Staten Island offers a small town atmosphere. Staten Island real estate is mostly comprised of single family homes. Residents can get back and forth from Staten Island to Manhattan via the Staten Island ferry. Even with a small town feel, Staten Island can offer residents a number of cultural experiences including Snug harbor, a flourishing arts community.