Best neighborhoods in Brooklyn

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Bay Ridge

4/5
Bay Ridge
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Epitome of that Classic "Brooklyn" Vibe...Yet also Modern an..."

- funcrusher3000
Bay Ridge is a really excellent middle ground between a classic, homely Brooklyn neighborhood and a 'trendy' Brooklyn neighborhood (i.e Park Slope, Carroll Gardens). Bay Ridge has quite, tree-lined bl...
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Carroll Gardens
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"The neighborhood where we most want to live"

- JohnViega
We've been living in Manhattan for a long time, but decided this year to look at places where the schools are still good, and we still wouldn't need a car, but we could get a lot more space for our mo...
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Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Brooklyn
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Park Slope
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"The epic Brooklyn neighborhood"

- NeverSleeps
I live in this neighborhood, and even if I sometimes think it's a bit overrated, it attracts all sorts. I have always been more fond of the areas around Cobble Hill and Boreum Hill for some reason, ev...
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Clinton Hill
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Clinton Hill - A Reminder of Olde Brooklyn"

- inurba
Clinton HIll, ah, what a destination! With its grand, late 1900 brownstones and townhouses, and brilliant mansions on Clinton Avenue, this neighborhood is great. It is hip, but not a hipster mall in...
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Brighton Beach
Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Fun in the sun"

- Nwhaley
I loved visiting the beach in the summer time with my friends and enjoying the sun. Many people don't realize that Brooklyn has many beaches including Reese Beach, Coney Island, and Manhattan Beach....
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Sheepshead Bay
Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Quiet waterfront community"

- NatM
Historically known as a Russian community, Sheepshead Bay now has a far more diverse population. While the vast majority of the residents are still white, they come from a multitude of different coun...
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Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Prospect Heights - fantastic place to live, not cheap."

- Langleyman
If ever a picture of Brooklyn was instilled in psyche of Americans across the country, Prospect Heights is that picture come to life. Beautiful brownstones on a real live Park Place, tree-lined street...
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Dyker Heights
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Quiet Italian community that loves Christmas"

- NatM
Located between Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights is a quaint suburban town with a primarily Italian population, numerous Catholic churches, an abundance of mom-and-pop shops, and a reputation...
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Manhattan Beach
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Beautiful place to live if you can afford it"

- NatM
One of the most affluent neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Manhattan Beach is home to Kingsborough Community College and a huge beach park. The housing in Manhattan Beach mostly consists of huge detached sin...
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Fort Greene

3.5/5
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Great residential area"

- NatM
Fort Greene is an incredibly hip, up and coming area in Brooklyn that attracts hipsters, artists, and foodies. At the same time, Fort Green maintains its sense of history with well maintained brownsto...
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Greenpoint

3.5/5
Greenpoint
Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Hard to get to, but lovely to be in"

- JenMac
Greenpoint starts a lot of debates amongst people I know. That's for sure. I was vehemently warned to not look in this neighborhood when I was first moving to New York. I ended up moving to William...
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Boerum Hill

3.5/5
Boerum Hill
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Trendy & pleasant"

- NatM
Formerly known for drugs, prostitution, and other crimes, Boerum Hill has transformed into a trendy and family-friendly community. The town is located close to downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, and Cobbl...
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Kensington

3.5/5
Kensington
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Easygoing, Diverse, Live-and-let-live, Quiet and Unpretentio..."

- lalaland
I've lived in Kensington 10 years now and love my neighborhood. There is very little crime, the area has someone from everywhere on the planet it seems, the streets are green with trees and vegetable...
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Prospect Park South
Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Outstanding homes with neighborly vibe"

- BrendaR
Prospect Park South is truly a suburb within the big city. There are freestanding homes with lawns and some space to breath, as well as a close proximity to the 526-acre Prospect Park. The park offe...
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Williamsburg
Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Bye Bye Manhattan"

- Mgw
Having spent my entire life in Manhattan, I was reluctant at age 50 to cross any bridge. However I found the new condominium developments in Williamsburg offer space, value, and tax-abatement that t...
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Bushwick

3/5
Bushwick
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"For the most part...kind of awesome."

- Christopher
I wish rents weren't rising so fast. Get in while you can! Dramatic changes have been taking place. Some parts may be "up-and-coming" but some parts have 'surpassed' much of Williamsburg. Low cost of...
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Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Gorgeous Area"

- BroadwayBK
This neighborhood is absolutely stunning, especially during the warmer months. The trees that line the street look old and lovely, and most of the residents tend gardens or do a bit of landscaping in...
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Windsor Terrace
Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"A scenic, well-established neighborhood"

- BrendaR
Windsor Terrace is a neighborhood located in northwestern Brooklyn and is a largely residential area. Windsor Terrace is surrounded by other Brooklyn neighborhoods like Prospect Park, Park Slope, and...
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Prospect Park
Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Brooklyn's answer to Central Park"

- BroadwayBK
Yes, Brooklyn residents also have a park! Ever since the city gave us the new option of taking the G train down to Prospect Park, I've been visiting much more often - when the weather allows, anyw...
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