Our family lives in a 5 bed house in Staten Island, close to the Verrazano Bridge. We are empty nesters with 5 grown children and 2 little dogs. We are close to the train and the bus. The train is 3 stops from the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan and the bus goes to Brooklyn and gives a free transfer to the train. We have a multilevel house with 3 bedrooms and a bath on the top level, a living room, dining room and 1/2 bath at the mid level and two bedrooms and a bath at the bottom lever. We have a nice park a minute from us as well as the beach not too far away. South Beach is about 15 minutes away and there is a lifeguard on duty in the summer. We also have good selections of bars, restaurants and cafes not too far away.