7.5 out of 10

Prospect Park West, Park Slope

Ranked 6th best street in Park Slope
40.6647192104744 -73.9767527577776
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"It doesn't get much better than this in BK"

This street is remarkably beautiful, but it gets low marks for noise pollution. The three lane, one-way highway that is Prospect Park West may offer pedestrians the beautiful backdrop of Prospect Park to the east, but the constant noise of cars zooming (and I mean zooming!) by takes a little away from the experience. Then again traffic is part of the city's charm (even if it generally shouldn't be as bad in Brooklyn as it is in Manhattan), and it's something we've found we can grow accustomed to if forced.

There is a little movie theater down by 14th St, making this street a nice option for date night (a nice walk in and around the park followed by a sweet little film is likely to score points with anyone), and Prospect Park West is close to quite a few restaurants that would also make for a cozy night out (Applewood on 11th at 7th Ave comes to mind).

More than a few running clubs meet on this street before heading into the park for a workout, and joggers can be seen on Prospect Park West at all hours of the day. Currently (in the month of June), strollers can bear witness to impressive foliage and rows and rows of blooms - in the park and in the front yards of residents' brownstones.
Pros
  • gorgeous veiw of Prospect Park
  • gorgeous architecture
Cons
  • near-constant traffic flow
  • neighborhood backlash over bike lane created last summer
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Prospect Park West"

It is a street in Brooklyn which never gets a sign of boredom. It is full of various types of people and beauty. It has multi-traditional society with the beautiful prospect park alongside. The view and the atmosphere is so lively that it is heart dying. You can eat, play, enjoy, stroll on the road.It is really a Brooklyn product i.e. full of life and energy.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
RichO2
RichO2 I thought Park Slope got better the closer you got to the park. Prospect Park West belies that narrative. It has a walled, noisy and raucous feel -- and a sense of separation from both the park and the down-slope neighborhood.
Sep 11, 2016
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5/5
2yrs+

"I LOVE DIVERSITY"

I love this street, because culture come bursting out of every door in this neighborhood. People of different ethnic groups, backgrounds, and history come together here to do all kinds of things like shopping, hanging out, or just pure conversation. When your not walking around, you could relax in just take in all the culture floating around you. When I create a family, this would be the perfect place for me to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Prospect Park West"

Prospect Park West runs along the beautiful and eventful Prospect Park, which is really one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. This street has beautiful views and would be a nice place for a post date stroll. The neighborhood is filled with nice shops and restaurants, and Prospect Park is always filled with a diverse crowd. This is a great area to live if you're thinking of moving to the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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