Midland Beach is a residential neighborhood on the eastern shore of Staten Island. During the past century the area was popular with beachgoers from Manhattan and elsewhere, and the local housing stock was made up of mostly summer bungalows, as well as hotels catering to the summer visitors. Many of those bungalows have since been turned into year round residences, with heat and insulations. During the 1990's and 2000's with growing demand for housing in the area, local home builders have turned most of the vacant buildable land in the area into mostly semi-attached single family homes and townhouses. Today, the area continues to attract those liking the close proximity to the beach and ocean.