Oakwood is a residential community on the eastern shore of Staten Island. The neighborhood is technically divided into three distinctive areas: Oakwood proper, Oakwood Beach to the east, and Oakwood Heights to the west. Oakwood real estate offers a pleasing mixture of old and new homes, for all budgets and tastes. Most of the homes in the area were built in 1960's, while the beach bungalows actually date back to the 1930's and 1940's. The blocks close to the beach feature many narrow, alley-like, streets where one will find many of the bungalows. Further west, there are beautiful tree-lined blocks, with a variery of styles of homes - from modest ranches, to capes, colonials, and some larger custom homes. Finally, for those seeking to rent in the area, there is a large rental complex off of Tysen Ln.