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Culture and a great park are just outside your door in this attractive neighborhood.
Studio / 1 BR
52% Complete
2,400
2 Bedrooms
67% Complete
3,075
3 Bedrooms
76% Complete
3,500
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4,583

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 26 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Banks
  • 42 Nightlife options
  • 33 Fitness options
  • 114 Shops
  • 145 Restaurants

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Prospect Heights has a below average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Prospect Heights LIKE?

Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn whose elegant brownstones and leafy streets give it a regal look. This is a family-oriented community, though new development is spawning a huge number of apartment units, including a "star-chitect"-designed tower, and new restaurants and bars are popping up on the two commercial thoroughfares. This has made the neighborhood increasingly attractive to young professionals.

The neighborhood has a rich culture. On your front doorstep are all 585 acres (237 hectares) of Prospect Park. Designed by the same gentlemen responsible for Manhattan's Central 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.

You've also got the Brooklyn Museum, which has everything from ancient Egyptian relics to contemporary paintings, and the 52 acre Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, which hosts the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. In the corner of the neighborhood is the Barclays Center, a massive arena complex that hosts professional basketball and hockey games, boxing matches, concerts, and other events.

Residents also benefit from being on top of a transit hub for New York's subway system: nine different subway lines come through here and two more are accessible just a few blocks away.

Prospect Heights is bordered on the north by Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, on the east by Crown Heights, on the south by Prospect Park, and on the west by Park Slope.

 

Commute:
Wall Street: 4 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Rockefeller Center: 8.6 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 10.1 miles / 35-70 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 1.7 miles / 10-25 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by bike

Prospect Heights New York City Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Prospect Heights LOCAL schools

n/a GRADES
St. John - Holy Trinity Anglica
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.20 mi
PK-4 GRADES
Get Set Kindergarten School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.24 mi
PK-5 GRADES
Get Set Kindergarten
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.24 mi
K-5 GRADES
Ps 6
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.26 mi
5-8 GRADES
Fahari Academy Charter School
Parent Rating:
Type:Charter
Distance:0.27 mi

 

Local Flavor   Prospect Heights Local Flavor

Barclays Center
Barclays Center 620 ATLANTIC AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 MAP
http://www.barclayscenter.com

The newish home of the Brooklyn Nets also showcases other entertainment and sports events throughout the year.

Tom's Diner
Tom's Diner 782 WASHINGTON AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11238 MAP

Circa-1936 American eatery serving breakfast and lunch that's particularly popular on weekends.

Ample Hills Creamery
Ample Hills Creamery 623 VANDERBILT AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11238 MAP
http://www.amplehills.com

An ample selection of tasty ice cream (and free samples) are available at his branch of Ample Hills.

Chuko
Chuko 552 VANDERBILT AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11238 MAP
http://barchuko.com

The brainchild of three ramen geeks with chops from the trenches of modern Japanese cuisine.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 WASHINGTON AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11225 MAP
http://www.bbg.org

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a sprawling urban botanic garden in the heart of Brooklyn; the annual cherry blossom festival draws attendees from all over the city.

The Islands
The Islands 803 WASHINGTON AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11238 MAP
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-islands-brooklyn-2

Laid-back restaurant serving up authentic Caribbean food. Try the jerk chicken.

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum 200 EASTERN PKWY, BROOKLYN, NY 11238 MAP
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org

Massive museum featuring everything from ancient Egyptian art to 20th century masters; hosts Thursday night events ranging from Salsa lessons to documentary screenings.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @corso17, @brownstoner, @projectformation, @laddhalsey, @ncs_barber, @babydjschool, @crossfitprospectheights, @hungryghostbrooklyn, and @jennydouglas_ for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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