Grant City is a Staten Island neighborhood bordered to the northwest and southeast by the commercial corridors of Richmond Road and Hylan Boulevard. These busy streets have many businesses supplying groceries and other necessities as well as entertainment and services such as restaurants and retail shops. Residents of Grant City can easily reach one or both of these main streets and the business activities associated with them. Residents with dogs enjoy walking in this community which can be easily traversed on foot to reach services in the area. There is even a pet store located in the neighborhood!
The weather on Staten Island can be cold and stormy in the winter and locals will need to dress for these weather conditions. Spring walks may require an umbrella as this coastal location experiences a lot of rain early in the year. Summers are often warm and sunny, but can also become hot and humid, so be prepared with plenty of water.
Although there are busy commercial corridors on the borders, most of the community is residential with walk-up apartments, duplexes, and single-family homes. Yards, trees, and gardens can only be described as lush with huge mature trees, hedges, lawns, and large residential properties. Tree-lined streets are well shaded, making avenues cool for walking on hot summer days and spectacular backdrops in autumn with fall foliage. The public transportation rail line runs through the center of Grant City and can only be crossed by pedestrians at designated crossing points.
Midland Field and Park are located right in Grant City and provide recreational facilities, athletic fields, and a playground in the developed sections and more natural in other areas with trees and grassy areas for adventurous pups to investigate.
High Rock Park located to just west of Grant City is a beautiful park with large forested areas, ponds, and walking trails for locals and their dogs to hike. With 94 acres of wooded and rocky terrain, there is plenty to explore but remember that dogs must remain on a leash.
Last Chance Pond Park contains 4 acres of natural wetland. This park features two saltwater marshes, a spring, and a freshwater pond. There is a developed recreation area on the southeast side of the park. The greenway and a waterway extend to the east towards the shore and through Midland Beach. Pets and people enjoying this park are reminded to be respectful of protected areas and native wildlife.