Eltingville is a long, narrow neighborhood in Staten Island. This charming neighborhood is bordered by Freshkills Park to the north and the Lower Bay to the south. To the east is Bay Terrace and to the west is Annadale and Arden Heights. This neighborhood was once called South Side, but it took the name of a prominent family by the name of Elting that settled there in the late 19th century. The area received a huge population influx in the 1960s.
This area has plenty of services for your dog to enjoy. Linda’s Dog Grooming will have your dog looking great in no time, right in town. Gateway Animal Hospital and AQL Dog and Cat Clinic are both available if your dog is in need of medical care. If you are in need of training, Choobon Dog Training will have Fido learning new tricks in no time.
This lovely neighborhood is very pleasant to stroll through with your dog. Homes are charming with lots of Craftsman homes as well as Victorian and Cape Cod homes. Most homes have charming front porches and well-maintained landscaping. Yards are generally unfenced and there are sidewalks on both sides of the road with dividers, so walking through this neighborhood feels open.
Plenty of mature trees help give a park-like feel to this neighborhood. It is a great neighborhood to walk your dog on a loose leash or enjoy being on wheels. If you want a change from the typical neighborhood walk in Eltingville, you can head towards the coast for a lovely walk on the beach with your dog, or enjoy a trip by canoe or kayak at Freshkills Park. For forested exploration, head northeast to Latourette Park. Diversity in terrain is essential as your dog develops so that they will build confidence in new experiences.
Eltingville is lucky enough to have a wealth of great natural spaces available. If you head towards the coast, you can find a lovely natural beach to explore with your dog. The Crescent Beach Park is a completely natural area along the beach that is a lovely place for an on-leash game of fetch on hot New York Days. You can go along Tennyson Dr. to the Seaside Wildlife Nature Park as well with its wide grassy areas and natural shoreline going up to the water.
You can follow the coastline past the marina to Great Kills Park which has a huge grassy area and intermittent trees and shrubs, as well as wide natural beaches on both sides of the peninsula so you can find a calm beach for your dog to enjoy. To the west, Blue Heron Park has miles of forested areas as well as pleasant beach. Several little ponds here provide varied exploration.