Some of the things attracting families to Eltingville is its location: people can easily reach the Staten Island Railway from the main bus lines along Richmond Avenue, which transfer to and from buses along Hylan Boulevard, another main thoroughfare. In addition, these main streets, along with Amboy Road from Richmond Avenue to Armstrong Avenue, are shopping destinations, with supermarkets, drugstores, delis and bagel shops, pet stores, pizzerias, travel agencies and restaurants. Eltingville is served by the S59, S79, and S89 (which goes to Bayonne, NJ) bus lines along Richmond Avenue, and the S78 along Hylan Blvd. It is also served by the Staten Island Railway and nuerous express buses, which terminate at the Eltingville Transit Center.The median sales price for homes in Eltingville, Staten Island for Jun 11 to Aug 11 was $390,000 based on 15 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price decreased 4.9%, or $20,000, and the number of sales decreased 51.6%. Average price per square foot for Eltingville was $329, an increase of 6.5% compared to the same period last year. There are currently 62 resale and new homes in Staten Island on Trulia, including 1 open house, as well as 22 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Eltingville was $476,324 for the week ending Sep 14, which represents an increase of 1.9%, or $8,690, compared to the prior week. Most homes in the area are detached and semidetached one- and two-family homes.