Port Richmond is one of the oldest neighborhoods on Staten Island. Once a busy industrial and manufacturing hub, in the late 19th century, the neighborhood has transformed itself over the years to mostly residential. The water front in the area is still home to a number of maritime businesses, and there are numerous other commmercial developments along Richmond Terrace. The area has many of the historic victorian homes that date back to early 1900's, as well as mix of older colonial homes, multifamily homes, and some newer colonials and townhouses. Port Richmond offers some of the most affordable homes on Staten Island.