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From big Victorian houses to dense urban living, sprawling Flatbush has a lot to offer.
Studio / 1 BR
49% Complete
2 Bedrooms
58% Complete
3 Bedrooms
68% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 523 Restaurants
  • 27 Schools
  • 190 Grocery stores/markets
  • 28 Banks
  • 40 Nightlife options
  • 70 Fitness options
  • 652 Shops




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


Located in central Brooklyn, Flatbush is a culturally diverse residential neighborhood. Originally named by the early Dutch settlers here (it means "Flat Woodland") and devoted to farmland, it evolved from a rural area into an affluent community, urbanized with the arrival of immigrants first from Europe, then from the Caribbean, and is now attracting professionals and young families thanks to its relative affordability.

Due to its history Flatbush has a rich collection of housing styles: you'll find detached Victorian mansions, brick townhomes, two-story rowhouses, brownstones, and large apartment buildings. Parts of the neighborhood feel quite urban while in others have the feel of a quiet suburb.

Residents love the vibrant community and the social and economic diversity here. Caribbean delis and restaurants dot the neighborhood along with gastropubs, Thai, French, Japanese, Mexican, and Italian restaurants.

Flatbush borders the 585 acres (237 hectares) of Prospect Park. You'll find plenty of grassy spaces for lounging around, walking and running paths, a lake, fishing, athletic fields, horseback riding, nature walks, boating, playgrounds, and a green market.

Flatbush is bordered on the north by Prospect Park and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, on the east by East Flatbush, on the south by Midwood, and on the west by Kensington.


Wall Street: 6.5 miles / 20-55 minutes by car / 35-50 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 10.9 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 13.4 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 55-65 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 4.2 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 35 minutes by bike

Flatbush New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Flatbush LOCAL schools

Get Set Kindergarten
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Distance:0.12 mi
St. John - Holy Trinity Anglica
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Distance:0.15 mi
Ps 245
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Distance:0.25 mi
Holy Innocents School
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Distance:0.26 mi
Ps 139 Alexine A Fenty
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Distance:0.26 mi


Local Flavor   Flatbush Local Flavor

Kings Theatre
Kings Theatre 1027 FLATBUSH AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11226 MAP

This architectural masterpiece was built in 1929 to show movies and performances. It's been restored to its original glory and continues to host the arts.

Flatbush Caton Market
Flatbush Caton Market 814 FLATBUSH AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11226 MAP

Around since 2000 this open air market features dozens of local street vendors and food stalls.

Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College 2900 BEDFORD AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11210 MAP

Founded in 1930, Brooklyn College has a beautiful campus and is known for its academics. It has many notable alumni.

The Farm on Adderley
The Farm on Adderley 1108 CORTELYOU RD, BROOKLYN, NY 11218 MAP

This restaurant offers American cuisine cooked up from fresh, local ingredients in a rustic setting with a garden.

MangoSeed Restaurant
MangoSeed Restaurant 757 FLATBUSH AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11226 MAP

This popular Caribbean restaurant has amazing jerk chicken and waffles, bottomless mimosas, and home-made lemonade.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @Timothy Krause, @Ed, @Todd Crusham, @Scott Dexter, @Clyde Adams III, @provokeculture, @superkratai, @shy_girl_724, @kemi70, @foodiesandi, @auraratingnyc, @hibbertelvis, @uninconnu, and @chaynes9 for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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