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Old world charm combines with new world amenities to create a great Brooklyn neighborhood.
Studio / 1 BR
53% Complete
2 Bedrooms
65% Complete
3 Bedrooms
87% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 63 Restaurants
  • 5 Schools
  • 26 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Banks
  • 17 Nightlife options
  • 30 Fitness options
  • 63 Shops




Carroll Gardens has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Carroll Gardens LIKE?

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Once a hub for Italian-Americans and old-world charm, this Brooklyn enclave has evolved into a trendy neighborhood for families and professionals. Nowadays you're more likely to see young parents pushing around strollers on the weekend than older residents sitting on the front stoops of their homes.

It's hard not to be attracted to such a charming neighborhood, though. Carroll Gardens is full of beautiful brownstones and brick rowhouses, some of which have 30 foot deep front yards which is unheard of in this part of Brooklyn. High-rise condos have started popping up around the neighborhood as well to the consternation of some residents.

Smith Street and Court Street, running parallel to each other and separated by only a block, are twin arteries for dining and shopping. Both streets feature clothing boutiques, old school delis, nail salons, insurance agents, pharmacies, groceries, a pet store, bars, and plenty of restaurants. Invoking the neighborhood's past, some of the nightlife hotspots here are located in old Italian social clubs.

Carroll Gardens is bordered on the north by Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill, on the east by Gowanus, on the south by Red Hook, and on the west by Columbia Street Waterfront (sometimes also referred to a "Carroll Gardens West" by real estate agents).


Wall Street: 3.7 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Rockefeller Center: 7.4 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 9.9 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 1.6 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by foot / 15 minutes by bike

Carroll Gardens New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Carroll Gardens LOCAL schools

Ps 58 The Carroll
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Distance:0.13 mi
Hannah Senesh Community Day School
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Distance:0.14 mi
P.S. 146
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Distance:0.21 mi
Brooklyn Secondary School For Collaborative Studie
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Distance:0.21 mi
Brooklyn Blue Feather School
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Distance:0.26 mi


Local Flavor   Carroll Gardens Local Flavor

Lucali Pizza
Lucali Pizza 575 HENRY ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11231 MAP

Old school setting and gruff service, but the pizza is amazing.

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain 513 HENRY ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11231 MAP

Occupying an old apothecary store built in the 1920s, this ice cream shop makes sundaes, milkshakes, floats. And plain old ice cream, too.

Black Gold Records
Black Gold Records 461 COURT ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11231 MAP

Half coffee shop and half used vinyl record store. All good.

Buttermilk Channel
Buttermilk Channel 524 COURT ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11231 MAP

Brunch is serious business in New York and this local favorite delivers great food in a laid back atmosphere.

The Jakewalk
The Jakewalk 282 SMITH ST BROOKLYN, NY 11231 MAP

Named after the Prohibition-era concoctions that could set your walk awry, this bar serves up cocktails, liquor, and beer. And fondue.

Mazzola Bakery
Mazzola Bakery 192 UNION ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11231 MAP

Locals rave about the fresh-baked bread from this neighborhood institution that's been around for decades.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Julian Dunn , @Steven Pisano , @Adam Detrick , @Kate Hooker , @Sarah Sampsel , @Marco , @Ed , @green_janine, @madisonsquareglutton, @tumbleweedbrooklyn for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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