Tompkinsville is a neighborhood located on the eastern shore of Staten Island. Despite this, many of its residents consider it to be part of the North Shore area because of its proximity to the northern neighborhoods. South of Tompkinsville, you’ll find the areas known as Silver Lake and Stapleton. If you head north, you’ll find New Brighton and St. George with Brighton Avenue and Jersey Street as its northern border. East of the area, you’ll find the Upper New York Bay while, if you head west, you’ll find West Brighton.
If you’re looking for somewhere to get your pooch a new hairdo, head to Barking Palace on Forest Avenue. The Animal Health Group on Castleton Avenue is your nearest veterinary service. With great reviews from customers, you can rest assured you’re in the perfect place should your pooch become ill. You can also find the North Side Animal Hospital nearby on Post Avenue.
Tompkinsville has some of the hilliest terrain on Staten Island. It makes up part of the island's highest point, but its coastal location means that it also starts from one of the lowest points too. Therefore, you’re likely to find some steep inclines in the area. If you’re worried that your fitness levels may not be up to it, stay near the coastal areas and you’re likely to keep to flatter terrain. The area around Silver Lake is the steepest, so avoid this location.
In terms of how natural the terrain is, it can only be described as solely artificial. This is unsurprising given Tompkinsville’s city location, however, it does mean that when you’re looking to give your pooch a taste of nature, you’ll have to travel a little further than outside your front door to do so. Luckily, there are some greenways nearby that are ideal for feeling the grass under your feet.
Silver Lake Park is your nearest large greenway when you’re in Tompkinsville. This stunning park has a large lake that is ideal for strolling around on a sunny day. Even in the crisp wintertime, it’s a beautiful setting. You’ll find plenty of birds and other small animals that will make you feel like you’ve stepped into the countryside, even though you’re still in the center of New York City.
Jones Wood Park Nature Reserve is another nearby greenway that is ideal for visiting from Tompkinsville. It is an unlandscaped wooded area with numerous walking trails. While it’s not the biggest park on Staten Island, locals report that there is a great view from the top of the hill, so it’s worth a visit. Tompkinsville Park is a garden not far from the coast. This local greenway is small but ideally located next to Tompkinsville Station and a vast array of cafes, restaurants, and eateries.