Families buying into the Willowbrook area are really buying into nature and access to a massive natural forest. Willowbrook park borders much of the community. It's a protected space for wildlife with 164 acres of forest. There are many tennis courts, baseball fields, playgrounds and other park facilities to be enjoyed as well. The area is also known for CUNY College of Staten Island. Willowbrook real estate is a mix of single family homes that cover much of the area along with small collections of condos offered at the north-western strip. Side roads are calm enough to play basketball in, and time passes more slowly out in this section of Staten Island. Realty is convenient to many small businesses, local schools and shopping malls, but it still retains a small-town feel.