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Bay Ridge – A largely middle class neighborhood, relatively diverse with many second, third and fourth generation families. Close to harbor-side parks jogging and bike paths and 69th Street Pier, an established fishing spot. Serviced by the R and express busses to Manhattan.
Brighton Beach – Relatively long commute times are made up for by nice beaches with boardwalks, well-maintained houses and good Russian restaurants. Annual Jubilee Festival is also a treat. Serviced by the B, Q
Brooklyn Heights – The first suburb in America, this area is known for some of the most beautiful homes in the borough and the entire neighborhood is a historic district. A quick commute, tree-lined streets and Brooklyn Bridge Park make this area one of the most desirable. Serviced by the 2, 3, 4, 5, M, R.
Carroll Gardens & Gowanus – A neighborhood with longstanding Italian delis, market and restaurants, this area is now also sprinkled with boutiques and antique shops. Beautiful brownstones line the historic district of Carroll Gardens and Gowanus houseboats are the new Williamsburg loft for the hipster set. Serviced by the F, G, M, R.
Cobble Hill & Boerum Hill – Charming areas with well-maintained, historic nineteenth-century brownstones and good shopping. Near to Prospect Park, popular with young families. Serviced by the F, G, M, R.
Dumbo & Downtown Brooklyn – Combined, these neighborhoods unite some of Brooklyn’s finest; art galleries, trendy restaurants and waterfront parkland in Dumbo and Downtown, rezoning in the past decade has brought new developments with condos, townhouses and office conversions have cleaned up the neighborhood with the most convenient public transportation hub imaginable and serviced by the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, B, Q, F, G, D, M, N, R
Fort Greene & Clinton Hill – A dynamic and multi-cultural middle class neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn with many historic Italianate and Eastlake dwellings. Home to many of Brooklyn’s cultural institutions such as BAM, MoCADA, the Pratt Institute and BRIC Arts. Serviced by the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, C, Q, M, R, G trains.
Greenpoint – Popular with young families and the hip, young crowd priced out of Williamsburg, this neighborhood is known for good schools and a burgeoning commercial district. Serviced by the G train.
Park Slope – One of the most popular spots in Brooklyn, a family-friendly neighborhood known for its brownstones and proximity to Prospect Park’s 585 acres. Home to great schools and cultural institutions like the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Serviced by the D, M, N, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, F trains.
Prospect Heights – A middle-class neighborhood with a mix of newer developments and older properties including in-demand 1890s brownstones. Easy access to Prospect Park and a quick commute into the city as well as the opening of quite a few new restaurants and boutiques have grown the popularity of this area in recent years. Serviced by the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q trains.
Red Hook – A fairly industrial neighborhood, popular with artists. Home to Brooklyn’s IKEA. No direct subway service but busses are available.
Sunset Park – Safe and diverse residential area, with distinct Hispanic, Indian and Chinese populations, this neighborhood is favored for its large park. Serviced by D, M, N, R
Williamsburg – Popular with the young, hip crowd, known as an up-and-coming neighborhood for artists who have been priced out of Manhattan, lots of trendy bars, boutiques and a thriving music scene as well as a large Hasidic Jewish community, and Polish and Latino enclaves. Home to venues like the Music Hall of Williamsburg, the Knitting Factory, and outdoor events in McCarren Park. Serviced by the G, J, M, Z, and L trains.