Located in Brooklyn, Cobble Hill is at the center of a collection of charming neighborhoods. Like its neighbors, it sports leafy, shaded streets lined with elegant brownstones, brick rowhouses, and refurbished carriage houses — many of which date to the 1800s. Adding to the historic feel are Victorian-style buildings and Gothic Revival churches. It all feels appropriate when you learn that this was a contested area during the American Revolution. (The British razed the eponymous hill to better protect their fort in nearby Brooklyn Heights).
But within this setting is a vibrant neighborhood full of boutiques, coffee shops, trendy restaurants, and bars where old timers mix it up with young families, professionals, and a French expats. And when you're looking for some calm, the tiny Cobble Hill Park is a quiet place to read or collect your thoughts.
Wall Street: 3.3 miles / 15-25 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Rockefeller Center: 6.6 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 9.8 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 1.1 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 15-20 minutes by transit / 25 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike