6.6 out of 10

Fillmore Pl, Williamsburg

40.714081501639 -73.9586614971424
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"Lovely historic street"

Fillmore Place is a really special street because it's the only street in Williamsburg that is considered a historical district with landmarked buildings. Because this one block street is landmarked, the buildings haven't changed much since they were built in the mid 19th century. The block consists of a row of townhouses and rowhouses that are designated predominantly as rentals for three different families. It used to be that there was a storefront on the ground and one apartment on each of the two remaining stories. But, now the ground floor is a bigger apartment with each floor still taking up a different residence. The apartments aren't huge but they're pretty big for the area and they're really cool. Plus, you're the only one on your floor which is nice. And, this street is pretty quiet and really charming. But, it's close to all of the Bedford Ave bars and restaurants and semi close to both train lines.
The down side to living on Fillmore is that it's around the Bedford stop so it's insanely expensive -- even more so than living in a landmark would be on its own. And, this particular part of the neighborhood runs a little bit older than college aged but there are still a lot of kids around here so it can be a nightmare at night. Plus, it's right on the border of north and south Williamsburg so the walk home isn't exactly the safest though I wouldn't worry too much. I would live on Fillmore. It's close enough to everything while not being directly on top of it. And, the buildings are just so beautiful. One fun fact: Henry Miller lived in his grandfather's place right on the corner of Fillmore and Driggs. He talks about this street a lot in Tropic of Capricorn.
  • Beautiful buildings
  • Quaint
  • Close to everything
  • Expensive rent
  • A lot of hipsters surrounding you
  • Not particularly close to either train lines
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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