4.9 out of 10

Lee Ave, Williamsburg

Ranked 39th best street in Williamsburg
40.704000863761 -73.9580204755484
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees


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

"A decent street for only one demographic"

Lee Avenue is a decent looking street and the rent is definitely cheaper than many other streets in Williamsburg. But, I wouldn't want to live on it. For one, it's pretty deep in South Williamsburg, neighboring on Bed Stuy. So, if you're living on the southern part of Lee, you're right on the border of a pretty rough neighborhood. It's not exactly close to transportation, and while there are little shops and restaurants, they're pretty much all catering to the Hasidic Jewish population that dominates this street and surrounding ones.
Lee is in the thick of the Jewish part of Williamsburg and that's pretty much the only people who live on this street. I'm not Jewish and certainly not Hasidic and while I wouldn't mind living in a Hasidic neighborhood, they don't seem to like foreigners on their turf. They stick to their own which makes neighborly interaction pretty difficult if you're not Jewish. And, there really isn't much in the way of food outside of Kosher restaurants. It's quite a hike to get to other restaurants, cafes, etc and there isn't a bar within spitting distance of this street. I feel like people move to Williamsburg because it's so lively with food, bars, art, etc and it's a bit cheaper than Manhattan. So, why move outside of Manhattan to live in a still pricey neighborhood with nothing to do? It doesn't make much sense to me. I feel like there are far better streets than Lee that aren't too much further up, price point wise.
  • Quiet, nice street
  • Boring
  • Only eateries are kosher
  • Far from nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

"Nice section of Brooklyn"

This area of Brooklyn is surrounded by nice home and even nicer apartments for the price. With a lot of opportunity for business development in the area, without the crime and poverty that usually comes with it. I rent out to tenants on this road and they have seemed to love there stay so far. Very good access roads near by also come in handy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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