6.2 out of 10

8th Ave, Sunset Park

Ranked 2nd best street in Sunset Park
40.6417840016041 -74.0030138131594
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"One of the quieter sides of Park Slope"

8th Ave is nowhere near the commercially trendy hub that is 5th Ave - or even 7th Ave - in the Slope, but there are a few brunch spots and tattoo shops and what have you on this street. More importantly, this street offers quiet apartments/brownstones away from the noise of the barhopping areas of this neighborhood. And more than that, it is another beautiful Park Slope avenue. So, if you are looking for a street that is close and yet removed from all of the action, you are likely to love Brooklyn's 8th Ave - at least the Park Slope version of the street.
  • close to shopping, restaurants on 7th Ave
  • quiet/clean/residential
  • beautiful brownstones
  • difficult to find a parking space
  • lots of stroller action
  • lack of parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"The Chinatown in Brooklyn"

The 8th Avenue between around 40th Street and 70 Street is regarded as the China town of Brooklyn, just the Flushing in Queens but much more little area. Since there are a lot of small Chinese convenient stores selling sea food on this street so sometimes it is quiet smelly and dirty. On the other hand, there are also a lot of Chinese foods and supermarkets where the goods are much more cheaper than other neighbors and also you can find many Chinese Traditional stuff here. It is kind of packed on the 8th Avenue
Recommended for
  • Singles

"On 8th Avenue"

8th Avenue, near Greenwood Cemetary, is a nice street filled with small businesses and shops. I think that the street is very convenient and filled with a lot of wonderful things and a nice atmosphere. It's very well connected and in a nice section of Brooklyn, which is filled with a lot of nice people and is nearby other more interesting streets. All in all, this is a nice street in a wonderful neighborhood which should be considered on a move or even a visit to Brooklyn.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Quiet street at south end of great neighborhood"

The bottom of 8th avenue is unique. It faces very little traffic because it is cut by the Prospect Expressway, making parking a breeze. I park directly in front of my apartment building 50% of the time, and 80% of the time I park right across the street. As far as safety, I feel safe about 75% of the time. Most of the streets are quiet, brownstone-lined family homes, with the exception of dicey Prospect Ave, where I have been catcalled more than I care to remember. I love the proximity to the Pavilion Theatre, Prospect Park, and all the restaurant choices that Park Slope is famous for. All things considered, this is a great street to live on.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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