Dongan Hills Homes for SaleDongan Hills is a neighborhood located within the New York City borough of Staten Island. It is on the Island’s East Shore.
The neighborhood was originally known by two separate names, the western half being called Hillside Park and the eastern half Linden Park. Both were later renamed for Thomas Dongan, the Irish-born governor of the Province of New York after Great Britain acquired it from the Netherlands in 1682. The “hills” alluded to in the name are actually the eastern ridge of Todt Hill, and much of what is colloquially referred to as “Todt Hill” by most island residents is actually reckoned as belonging to Dongan Hills by more authoritative sources such as the Staten Island Advance. However, there is a section of Dongan Hills that actually contains large hills. This portion of the neighborhood is called, the Dongan Hills Colony. “The Colony” is located above Richmond Road and borders the neighborhood of Todt Hill.Dongan Hills is served by the Staten Island Railway station of the same name.
Dongan Hills is also served by the S74, S76, S78, S79, S84, and S86 local buses and the X1, X2, X3, X9, and X15 express buses
Dongan Hills is also home to FDNY Engine Company 159, and quartered with it, Satellite 5.