The Best Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

Since Manhattan is getting more and more expensive, people are starting to discover areas in Brooklyn that used to be warehouses or abandoned places.

 

Great neighborhoods have been developed thanks to inspirational, creative, working people coming to these areas and creating such amazing boroughs.

Here we have created a list of the Best Neighborhoods to live in Brooklyn:

Williamsburg

Williamsburg is often called “the new Soho” because it is home to both aspiring and established artists and musicians, as well as successful professionals and their families, who commute by subway, bus and bike to Manhattan every day.william

Prior to World War II, Williamsburg was the most densely populated neighborhood in the U.S. Following the war, it experienced its most startling changes, and rapidly became a melting-pot magnet for refugees fleeing war-torn Europe, particularly Hasidic Jews. At the same time, Williamsburg also drew Hispanics from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. By the 1980s, it had become an interesting blend of old and new. The area’s renovated factories and industrial buildings are still attracting artists and entrepreneurs looking for large, open spaces and high ceilings, which they can carve into workspaces or studios and elegant living quarters. –Great American Country

Greenpoint

To the north, Greenpoint was once rich and fertile farmland dotted with sprawling farms, orchards, cattle and sheep and initially inhabited by Indians (Keshaechqueren, a sub-tribe of the Lenape) until the late 18th century. welcome-to-greenpoint

During the 19th century, Greenpoint became a thriving industrial hotbed, supporting shipbuilding and waterborne commerce, printing, pottery, glassworks and foundries. It attracted generations of immigrants from Germany, Ireland and Poland. Walk Greenpoint’s East River waterfront and you’ll get a sense of the neighborhood’s rich maritime history. In fact, the USS Monitor — the first ironclad warship built during the American Civil War — was built in Greenpoint’s dockyards. While Greenpoint is changing rapidly, it’s still referred to as “Little Poland.”  –Great American Country

DUMBO

An acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, this once-bustling industrial neighborhood has emerged into a vibrant fusion of 19th-century warehouses, art galleries, and spacious and elegant condominiums featuring high ceilings, large rooms and terraces. DUMBO is defined by its breathtaking location, which has made it a choice location for well-heeled professionals, corporate decision-makers and successful artists. –Great American Country

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Quality public schools, access to outdoor and cultural activities, short commute distances and plenty of nightlife options make DUMBO the best neighborhood to live in Brooklyn, according to a new report. The report looked at factors like crime rates, the quality of local schools, the cost of living, the average length of residents’ commute, employment opportunities and access to nightlife. –Alexandra Leon

Bedford Stuyvesant

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While this Brooklyn enclave is often talked about for the skyrocketing sale prices of its signature brownstones, Bed-Stuy—which is bordered by Bushwick to the north, and Clinton Hill to the south—has become a hugely popular option for young renters, too.Its local wine bars, cafes, and restaurants like Saraghina and Peaches Hot House, part of a veritable United Nations of food choices like Caribbean, Southern, and even Senegalese, are luring plenty of fans, says Ronica Webb, a real estate broker with Brooklyn’s Realty Collective. And there are plenty of financially feasible availabilities: As of this writing, there are, according to StreetEasy, 16 two-bedrooms under $1,700; around 120 studios and one bedrooms: and about 300 two-bedrooms that are shareable for roommates paying anywhere from $800 to $1,200 apiece. Depending on where you live in the neighborhood—and whether your nearest train is the reliable A or the beleaguered G—transportation is hit or miss. This is a neighborhood best navigated by bike, or by the numerous local buses. -Brick Underground

Contact us if you are looking for a place to live in Brooklyn!

Howard Henzel: howardh@nestseekers.com

Eyal Adri: eyala@nestseekers.com

 

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