Travis-Chelsea is a neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, and is a census-designated place. The Boy Scouts of America have a camp in the area, known as Camp Ockanickon. The neighborhood has seen an increase in population from 1990 to 2010, with a total population of 3,918 inhabitants in 2010.
Most residents are renters, with a total of 2,100 renter-occupied units. Travis-Chelsea has a higher percentage of people who work from home than most other neighborhoods in Staten Island and the United States and is home to many artists. Travis-Chelsea also has one of the highest percentages of multiple-unit housing, with 16% of all units being duplexes or triplexes.
Historically, Travis Chelsea has been a popular recreational area. In the early 1900s, residents left their homes to relax at all of the local beaches and creeks. There was even an amusement park in the neighborhood called Travis Beach Park that opened in 1928. Unfortunately, due to pollution from nearby factories, Travis Beach Park closed down after only two years in operation.
In the 1920s and 1930s, Travis Chelsea was a popular location for summer homes. However, as the pollution problem grew worse and factory operations expanded, more residents began to live in the area throughout the year, and the construction of single-family homes increased. In 1985, Camp Ockanickon opened its doors, today providing overnight camping facilities for thousands of scouts yearly.
Travis Chelsea is the site of many current events, including the annual July 4th fireworks display in Clove Lake Park.
Travis-Chelsea’s notable places include Ockanickon Scout Camp, The Staten Island Council of the Knights of Columbus, and the Travis-Chelsea Fire Department. It also has Staten Island’s only hospital, Richmond University Medical Center.
The neighborhood’s Clove Lakes Park is over 300 acres big and includes picnic areas, hiking trails, an amphitheater for children’s plays or movies in the summer, a public pool open from June to September, and a pond where you can feed the ducks.
There are no shopping centers or malls in Travis Chelsea. The only places to shop in the neighborhood are small businesses, such as Mom’s Pizza and Tops Pizza, which were both established in 1983.
There are many notable places within close proximity of Travis Chelsea, such as Ft Wadsworth and Snug Harbor Botanical Garden and Culture Center. The College of Staten Island (CSI) is located on the border of Travis-Chelsea and Mariners Harbor.
GO 4 Junk Removal Staten Island is located at 83 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306. From Travis-Chelsea, Head northwest on Burke Ave toward Victory Blvd, then turn right onto Victory Blvd, then take another right onto Travis Ave, now continue straight onto Draper Pl, time to turn left onto Richmond Ave, then turn right onto Rockland Ave, now go another right onto Meisner Ave. Finally, you have now reached your destination, and it’s on the right.