Bay Ridge Real Estate

Bay Ridge is a mixture of new and old. Bay Ridge has a small-town feeling. It’s largely because the streets within a mile of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and close to the bay are filled with both attached and detached homes. The detached homes have driveways, garages and backyards. There are also gated mansions in the elite, old-money Harbor View section (encompassing four or five blocks overlooking the water close to Fort Hamilton High School on Shore Road, between 84th and 85th streets).

The big change is that Bay Ridge has grown into a thriving and diverse neighborhood, boasting great shopping on the main drag, 86th Street, and incredible restaurants along Third Avenue, running from 69th Street all the way to the entrance to the Verrazano Bridge.

The Neighbors: Established married professionals in their mid-30s to late-40s with children. It’s particularly attractive to couples who want outdoor space and want to be close to the water and many of the nearby parks, which dot the long Shore Road stretch from 101st Street to the 69th Street Pier


Bath Beach Real Estate

Bath Beach, a neighborhood in the far reaches of southern Brooklyn that runs along the Belt Parkway, just inland from Gravesend Bay, gets the first part of its name from the famous English spa town.

Housing in Bath Beach consists primarily of one- or two-family frame or brick houses, with some three- and four-family houses. Bath Beach is less dense and with fewer homes on a block, more green areas and more trees. There are a lot of blue-collar people, construction people and family’s living in the area.

The town’s businesses are mostly small family shops and some chain stores. However, there are big-box stores like Best Buy and Toys R Us nearby at Caesar’s Bay. The population in Bath Beach has also changed a lot over the years. Bath Beach now has a far more diverse immigrant population of Hispanic, Chinese, Arab, and Russian immigrants.


Bedford-Stuyvesant Real Estate

Located in the north central portion of Brooklyn. Bedford–Stuyvesant is bordered by Flushing Avenue to the north Classon Avenue to the west Broadway to the east and Atlantic Avenue to the south.

Bed-Stuy the new hipster hood is the hottest neighborhood in Brooklyn. Filled with beautiful brownstones and Victorian architecture. It is consider a wonderful neighborhood  beautiful and diverse, with friendly interaction between people of different ages, races and income levels, for the most part, and stretches of gorgeous architecture.

The sprawling Brooklyn neighborhood known as Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Bed Stuy, is comprised of two historically different areas, Bedford and the historically more upscale Stuyvesant. Parts of the neighborhood are landmarked so the remarkable late-19th century feel of this area will be preserved.


Bensonhurst Real Estate

Bensonhurst is a large, multiethnic neighborhood in the southwestern part of the  of Brooklyn. It was well known as a Little Italy of Brooklyn due to its once large Italian-American population. Bensonhurst is also home to Brooklyn’s second Chinatown.

Traditionally known as Brooklyn’s Little Italy, Bensonhurst is a quiet residential neighborhood that is still predominately Italian, but that now has a more diverse population with large numbers of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Russian immigrants. During the last real estate boom, countless condos and housing developments were constructed. There are lots of small businesses, particularly on Bay Parkway, 18th Ave, and 86th Street, with a large number of ethnic shops and restaurants. There are still lots of Italian places in Bensonhurst. Bensonhurst is a safe place to live with beautiful one & multiple family homes.


Bergen Beach Real Estate

What is now Bergen Beach was an island off the coast of Canarsie that was connected to the mainland in the early 1900s.

Bergen Beach is a leafy, cozy neighborhood in the borough’s southeast corner. It may seem nearly inaccessible since there’s no subway stop nearby, and the best way to get around the area is to drive. But residents say its seclusion is what makes the nabe perfect for community building: Since transportation is tricky, many spend their time with family and neighbors or at local recreation spaces.

The area consists mostly of semi attached and fully detached one – two family homes.


Boerum Hill Real Estate

Boerum Hill is a small neighborhood in the northwestern portion of Brooklyn, bounded by Schermerhorn Street to the north and Fourth Avenue to the east. The western border is variously given as either Smith or Court Streets, and Warren or Wyckoff Streets as the southern edge.

Boerum Hill, is comfortable, brick-and-brownstone neighborhood just south of Downtown. It has long been popular neighborhood for buyers looking to buy one of the area’s coveted 19th-century townhouses.

Boerum Hill is known for its independent boutiques, restaurants and rows of brownstones. It is home of many artists who own art galleries in the neighborhood.

Many young families choose to live there, because biking is popular in the neighborhood and nearby Prospect Park. The abundant cultural offerings and the thriving Smith Street restaurant row and Atlantic Avenue Design district makes this a very desirable neighborhood. The area has been featured in several contemporary creative works.


Borough Park Real Estate

Borough Park  neighborhood in the southwestern part of the of Brooklyn,. Borough Park covers an extensive grid of streets between Bensonhurst to the south, Bay Ridge to the southwest, Sunset Park to the west, Kensington to the northeast, Flatbush to the east, and Midwood to the southeast.

Borough Park is home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel, with one of the largest concentrations of Jews in the United States, and Orthodox traditions rivaling many insular communities. It is considered the Jewish Capital of the United States and a kosher utopia. Religious tradition and ritual touch nearly aspect of neighborhood life.


Brighton Beach Real Estate

Brighton Beach is an oceanside neighborhood in the southern portion of Brooklyn, along the Coney Island peninsula. Brighton Beach is bounded by Coney Island proper at Ocean Parkway to the west, Manhattan Beach at Corbin Place to the east, Sheepshead Bay at the Belt Parkway to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south along the beach and boardwalk.

It is known for its high population of Russian-speaking immigrants, and as a summer destination for New York City residents due to its beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and its proximity to the amusement parks in Coney Island.

Also called Little Odessa—a reference to the Ukrainian city from which many of its residents hail—the Brooklyn neighborhood is known for its tight-knit, Russian-speaking community and the colorful shops, food emporiums and restaurants that line Brighton Beach Avenue beneath the rumble of the elevated subway lines.

Modest beach bungalows as well as new construction condos fill the area. There are still many 2 family homes that still exist as well.


Brooklyn Heights Real Estate

Located from Atlantic Ave. to Old Fulton St., East River to Court St./Cadman Plaza.

Though it’s the most expensive neighborhood in the outer boroughs, Brooklyn Heights is arguably still a good deal. Commute times into the densest parts of Manhattan are faster than all but a few neighborhoods on the island itself. Throw in the newly expanded Brooklyn Bridge Park; perhaps the most beautiful homes in the city (the entire neighborhood is a historic district); and safe, clean, tree-lined streets, and it clearly has a lot to offer.


Carroll Gardens Real Estate

Carroll Gardens is the neighborhood south of Cobble Hill, east of Gowanus, and north of Red Hook. Carroll Gardens is famous for its “front gardens” in the oldest part of the neighborhood, around 3rd Place, where the brownstone is set back 30-40 feet to allow for a nice front garden area. Many great restaurants and bars have appeared along Smith and Court streets, making Carroll Gardens a very popular destination. Because of the strong French influence, Bastille Day is celebrated every year in July 14th.

Carroll Gardens residents are a mix of old and young. Many apartments are located in brownstones, though new construction is popping up every month. Many brownstones are still owned by families, though many young professionals are moving into the area.


Bushwick Real Estate

A two-square-mile neighborhood of 100,000 people in central Brooklyn is a best-kept secret for pioneers only. Bushwick is an emerging fringe neighborhood in the early stages of gentrification, ideal for the single urban professional looking for an edgy, evolving and comparatively inexpensive neighborhood. Artists, freelance writers and graphic artists might find Bushwick inspiring because it’s one of those rare neighborhoods still in a transition state.

Bushwick is a classic blue-collar community that was all but forgotten and untouched by gentrification until the mid-1990s. Roaming Bushwick’s streets today, it’s hard to believe that it was once a bucolic 17th-century town.


Clinton Hill Real Estate

In the north-central section of Brooklyn; bordered on the east by Bedford-Stuyvesant, on the west by Fort Greene, on the north by Wallabout Bay, and on the south by Prospect Heights.

Clinton Hill is a very fashionable neighborhood, with many of the city’s millionaires living in mansions that lined Clinton Avenue. The neighborhood’s charm and major attraction is its thriving arts community, largely due to the Pratt Institute, which has been attracting artists to the area for more than a century.

The Neighbors: A healthy blend of young urban professionals and their families, along with hardworking young artists who hope to carve a niche for themselves in New York’s larger arts scene


Cobble Hill Real Estate

Cobble Hill is a historic Brooklyn neighborhood south of Atlantic Avenue, west of Court Street, and north of Carroll Gardens.

Crowned “Cobble Hill” because of the cobblestones used to create the streets, Cobble Hill grew quickly once the ferry opened. Designated a historic neighborhood in 1969, Cobble Hill is home to many well-loved neighborhood mainstays like Staubitz’s Meat Market, as well as new arrivals like Union Market and Trader Joe’s. One can still find small quaint restaurants tucked away on side streets, as well as bars like Henry Public that still feel like they are from the early 1920’s.
Cobble Hill’s residents are mostly comprised of young professionals, young married couple, and young families with kids. Many brownstones in Cobble Hill have backyards as well, so if you’re lucky you may find a garden apartment with outdoor space.


Coney Island Real Estate

Iconic Coney Island is bursting with activity. Best known for its famous boardwalk and hot dog eating contest, Coney Island has once again become a real estate hot spot. There are many planned developments coming to this popular neighborhood. Coney Island is being considered one of the hottest area again. Many new planned condo and luxury apartments are scheduled to break ground soon.

Coney Island is a  residential neighborhoodbeach, and leisure/entertainment destination on the Atlantic Ocean. It is well known as the site of amusement parks and a seaside resort. The attractions reached a historical peak during the first half of the 20th century and is still a popular destination among Brooklyn residents.


Dumbo Real Estate

DUMBO is defined by its breathtaking location, which has made it a choice location for well-heeled professionals, corporate decision-makers and successful artists. With its spectacular waterfront access, thriving art scene and an architectural grandeur that’s at once raw and charming, it’s easy to see why DUMBO has become one of Brooklyn’s most buzz-worthy neighborhoods.

Today the area is awash with art studios, technology companies and luxury residences, as well as the kinds of amenities—stellar French bakery, edgy independent bookstore, designer boutiques.


Dyker Heights Real Estate

Dyker Heights is a residential neighborhood in the southwest corner of Brooklyn . It is sandwiched between Bay RidgeBensonhurst, and Gravesend Bay. The neighborhood is officially bounded by 7th and 14th Avenues, 65th Street, and the Belt Parkway on the west, east, north, and south respectively.

Single-family homes and row houses and multi-family are most prevalent in the area. There have a short spike in new 6 unit condos sprouting up in the area as well.


Fort Greene Real Estate

Bounded by the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Nassau Street to the north, Flatbush Avenue to the west, Vanderbilt Avenue to the east and Atlantic Avenue to the south; its main drags are St. Felix Street and Dekalb Avenue.

Fort Greene boasts magnificent brownstones and one of the borough’s busiest and most eclectic shopping districts, which features everything from small local merchants and shops to major chains. The neighborhood is still emerging, thanks to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s “cultural district” and the Atlantic Yards complex.

The Neighbors: A potpourri of single professionals; young married couples; and media types, artists and musicians looking for relatively inexpensive homes to buy or rent. If you’re single, it might be the ideal place to plant yourself, because about three-quarters of the area’s residents are single, according to the neighborhood’s demographics.


Gravesend Real Estate

Gravesend is a neighborhood in the south-central section of Brooklyn. The modern neighborhood of Gravesend lies between Coney Island Avenue to the east, Stillwell Avenue to the west, Kings Highway to the north, and Coney Island Creek and Shore Parkway to the south.

A Sephardic community made up largely of people from Syria, Lebanon and Egypt. This sprawling neighborhood features beautiful stone mansions, elaborate hedges and porches. The main commercial district on Avenue U has row upon row of one-and-two family houses, many of them brick, with covered porches. There are also six – and seven – story brick co-op and condominium buildings.


Greenpoint Real Estate

Tucked into Brooklyn’s northwest corner — just above Williamsburg and south of Long Island City — the area has of late shed its sleepy image and emerged as a borough hot spot. Greenpoint has become a thriving and very desirable neighborhood to live. Condo prices in the neighborhood now regularly surpass $1,000 per square foot, with multifamily townhomes selling for as much as $2.5 million. The dining scene is going great guns, as well, with the opening of the critic-favorite Middle Eastern Glasserie, Nordic stand-out Luksus and coffee shop Búðin, home to what’s been cited as the city’s most expensive latte, at $10. Walk Greenpoint’s East River waterfront and you’ll get a sense of the neighborhood’s rich maritime history.

The Neighbors: Diverse blend of Polish, Hispanic, Italian and Irish communities, multiple generations, working-class immigrants.


Homecrest Rea Estate

Homecrest is a neighborhood situated Brooklyn, sometimes considered as part of Sheepshead Bay. It borders Kings Highway to the north, Avenue X to the south, Coney Island Avenue to the west, and Ocean Avenue to the east.

Homecrest along Ocean resulted in significant condo development. Several condo projects have been built, with more on the way. This development offers prospective buyers even more options for housing in south-east Brooklyn, with affordable modern units located near shopping districts and public transportation.

Homecrest offers a balance between tranquility and convenience – the neighborhood’s interior is quietly residential, almost suburban, while the commercial districts along boundary avenues satisfy the residents’ shopping and dining needs.
The neighborhood’s central green-space is the William E. Kelly Park / Kelly Playground complex. Located at Avenue S between East 14th and East 15th Streets, the park offers 3.5 acres of green space with many amenities, including a cardiovascular fitness course, safety-enhanced play equipment, dual baseball diamonds, basketball and handball courts, and much more. The park also includes interesting ornaments like a directional compass and a cast-concrete bear statue – a nod to the Russian community.


Madison Real Estate

Madison has a suburban feel, due to its location near Brooklyn’s largest park, as well as being far enough from subway trains. The neighborhood’s strong community, above-average schools, and excellent quality-of-life statistics reinforce the sense of tranquility. They area features 6-to-8-story apartment buildings along the avenues, one- and two-family homes on the inner streets. However, Madison also offers a selection of larger four-bedroom homes, mostly situated on large lots and featuring many original details. As well, attached brick rowhouse blocks can be found, with properties offering private yards and driveways. The neighborhood has large, grassy yards featuring dense trees, sculpted hedges and even topiary. Its terrace homes, with their Spanish-tile roofs and stucco exteriors.

Madison also includes plenty of less expensive detached single-family homes, most with three bedrooms, a finished basement, a private driveway and a yard.


Manhattan Beach Real Estate

Manhattan Beach is a residential neighborhood in of Brooklyn. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, by Sheepshead Bay on the north, and Brighton Beach to the west.
Manhattan Beach is a beach community boosting some of Brooklyn’s best homes. Large, upscale homes surround the area. This neighborhood is considered very posh to live in.


Mill Basin Real Estate

Mill Basin is an affluent residential neighborhood in  the southern portion  of Brooklyn lying along Jamaica Bay and bounded to the north by Avenue U, and to the east, south, and west by the Mill Basin/Mill Island Inlet.

With turrets, a notched roofline and an adorning lion-themed coat of arms, the stone -walled homes of National Drive are dead ringers for castles. Mill Basin is a half-moon shaped neighborhood surrounded by water that has as much wealth and fancy homes as Fifth Ave.

The homes of Mill Basin can be charming, controversial, daunting — even shocking. One has three fake turrets right out of a children’s fairy tale. Others are so large they look like temples.

The neighborhood is a paradise for boaters, Jet Skiers and anglers, Almost every waterfront home has a private dock and water vehicle, including rowboats for use in the channel or Jamaica Bay.

 


Park Slope Real Estate

For more than three decades, the Park Slope section has been a hot section for young, upwardly mobile professionals and has ascended to a postcard definition of a true yuppie community. It’s considered an ideal place to raise children because the neighborhood is safe, most of the public schools are excellent and there are plenty of highly touted private schools in adjoining neighborhoods.

Main drag 7th Avenue is a hopping shopping street. And new restaurants keep opening on parallel streets 5th and 6th Avenues. Many of the streets feature large, landmark, turn-of-the-century brownstones in pristine condition.

The Neighbors: Diverse, eccentric, a healthy mix of corporate fast-trackers, media professionals, artists, musicians and filmmakers. Trendy young urban professionals on the move. Singles in their 20s and 30s as well as young married couples with children.


Red Hook Real Estate

The name comes from the section’s red clay soil. While gentrification is well under way, and houses are getting harder to find, the area owes its special ambiance to its waterfront location: Red Hook’s docks offer a breathtaking view of the Statue of Liberty. Its industrial factories, many of which are on the waterfront, are rapidly being transformed into pricey condominiums. On gusty days, lucky occupants can feel wind and water pelting their windows and balconies. It’s the next best thing to being on the deck of a ship or fishing boat.

Red Hook has ascended to expensive and very cool. Along with art galleries, restaurants and funky bars, you also have great shopping. The sprawling Fairway Market on Van Brunt Street and nearby IKEA are busy all day long.


Sheepshead Real Estate

Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn,  from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east.

Sheepshead Bay is still considered to be one of the most charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn with its seaside-feel. Two-family brick row houses and newly constructed condominiums are just some of the residency styles available in this quaint yet popular neighborhood. Summer bungalows that have now been adapted into full-time homes are available in one and two-bedrooms. Along the waterfront, new condo developments give residents excellent views of Coney Island. There has been a major influx of new luxury condo development in the area. Gorgeous new condos that match Manhattan style living.


Sunset Park Real Estate

Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the western part of Brooklyn. It is bounded by the Gowanus Expressway/17th Street, Park SlopeGreenwood Heights and Green-Wood Cemetery to the north, 8th Avenue and Borough Park to the east, 65th Street and Bay Ridge to the south, and Upper New York Bay to the west.

Sunset Park is like three neighborhoods in one. Tucked between Park Slope, Bay Ridge and Borough Park. In the industrial blocks close to the water, commercial spaces like the 6 million-square-foot Industry City facility are drawing artists and small manufacturers (not to mention the Brooklyn Nets, who have their practice facility there) — creating a district somewhat akin to now-trendy Gowanus.

Further inland, the neighborhood’s prewar co-op buildings and the brownstone blocks surrounding its namesake park are attracting more and more families to the neighborhood. And at Sunset Park’s eastern edge, new immigrants, as well as residents relocating from Lower Manhattan, have turned the area into Brooklyn’s Chinatown.

Generally the area features 2 and 3 family brownstones as well as beautiful townhomes. This amazing neighborhood has so much to offer.


Williamsburg Real Estate

Bordered by Newtown Creek to the north, Queens to the east, Flushing and Kent Avenues to the south and the East River to the west. 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. Like Park Slope, Bay Ridge and a bunch of other neighborhoods, Williamsburg no longer offers cheap digs.

The Neighbors: A vibrant ethnic mix of people, from Hasidic Jews to Puerto Ricans, ranging from longtime immigrants to young artists


Windsor Terrace Real Estate

Located along the F subway line, Windsor Terrace is bordered by Greenwood Cemetery on the west and Prospect Park on the east. It’s a tiny, quiet, tree-lined family neighborhood defined by brick row houses and wood-frame homes built around the turn of the century.

While most of the housing here is in the form of symmetrical row houses (many of which have porches and backyards), there are also some condos and apartments, which were developed during the last housing boom. The town also has plenty of small businesses, where residents can find just about anything they need. This tiny neighborhood is gaining popularity with young families and retirees as it is just as family-friendly.