"A starter area"
I called Saratoga avenue a starter area because it is a place you would want to start off at when just arriving in Brooklyn. this is due to low rents and overall a low cost of living in comparison to other places in Brooklyn let alone Manhattan. it is a very urbanize place with a lot more apartment buildings than houses. if you know how to handle yourself you will not get into any trouble with the bad elements in the area mainly bored teenagers with nothing to do and the now and again druggie. they are plenty of places to buy food, clothes and even furniture. overall its a OK place to live but, you do not want to spend your entire life there.