Stapleton is one of the older neighborhoods on Staten Island. Located on the North Shore, it offers good transportation options for commuters. Local real estate is some of the most affordable on the island. The homes in Stapleton tend to be mostly older colonials. The Stapleton Heights to the north features many historic victorian homes, which for the most part have been graciously restored. Much speculation has taken place about the future of Stapleton, due to the city plan for redevelopment of the old U.S. Navy base on the waterfront. The plan calls for a new residential community with 350 units, restaurants, park, and recreation center.