7.6 out of 10

South Portland Ave, Fort Greene

40.6851660389103 -73.9742089083296
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


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

"Best block in NYC"

A few years back, TimeOut NY magazine rated South Portland (between Dekalb and Lafayette) the best block in all of New York City -- and for good reason! South Portland passes by tons of cute restaurants, from Habana Cafe to Pequena, from Moe's bar to the new Provisions market. It ends at Fort Greene Park and stretches past the bustling Atlantic Center, complete with Target and Office Max. This is the street people congregated at after Obama won the election, dancing and cheering until the early hours of the morning.

You find lots of families with babies living in the beautiful brownstone buildings along S Portland. There are plenty of fitness enthusiasts too -- you'll see bikers heading east to Prospect park on this road, and joggers heading west to Fort Green park. You can also see, at night, the beacon of the Ft Greene Prison Ships monument gleaming. A beautiful, friendly, diverse and funky street. I love living here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Travelling to South Portland Ave?

Find Hotels

Best Streets in Fort Greene


Willoughby Ave

"Up and coming, lively connected neighborhood."
40.6916212266041 -73.9710365137709

Clermont Ave

"Great residential street"
40.6969420001476 -73.9716054974628

Dekalb Ave

"There is so much here"
40.6896402162198 -73.9735578296363

Unranked Streets in Fort Greene

Rockwell Pl

"Industrial and full of construction"
40.6864989999996 -73.9790725000545

Adelphi St

"A decent, quiet street with plenty to do."
40.6969805001453 -73.9726164974636
"On Cumberland Street"
40.6974790738351 -73.9746914345146
"In the Shadow of an Expressway"
40.6970995001386 -73.9756074974946
"what a wonderful street"
40.6969010001332 -73.9705794974181
"Tiny street to the south of Atlantic Center -- not much going on"
40.6838940011652 -73.974546667919
"Street bustling with high schoolers, lined with pretty apartments"
40.686553468611 -73.9764571048693

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More