3.5 out of 10

Calhoun St, Williamsburg

40.7155617750517 -73.9345402723308
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Ugly but close to a park"

Calhoun is a little whisp of a street that's just off a little park. I forget if the park is called Olive Park or Maspeth Park but I used to take my dogs here every other day when I lived in the neighborhood. The area surrounding the park is quiet and very neighborhoody but in a older sort of way. This street is a bit off the beaten path from all the bars, restaurants and general Williamsburg crowd. So, there's nothing to do on Calhoun aside from the park and a little coffee shop a couple blocks away. And, Calhoun is probably the least attractive out of all the streets surrounding the park.
The rent is definitely cheaper than a few blocks west at Graham and Metropolitan. But, you lose a lot of the younger sort of the neighborhood feel with not having any bars, music venues, restaurants or cafes. It's not a terrible place to live and it's close enough to all of the good stuff as well as to transportation. But, it's lacking in energy. And, it's a little too quiet at night for me to want to be walking home down this street.
  • Reasonable rent
  • On a little park
  • No bars or restaurants
  • A little out of the way
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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