6.2 out of 10

Bergen Beach

Ranked 26th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.6172623232406 -73.8988428277736
Great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"A quiet town thats perfect for families!"

Located on the southern coast of Brooklyn, Bergen Beach is a quiet and upscale residential area. This town has very friendly people and a small town vibe. The public schools here are good, and there are a lot of private schools. Almost one thousand children participate in athletic programs run by the Bergen Beach Youth Organization. One of the best things about Bergen Beach is its multitude of parks. McGuire Park is incredibly huge and has a wide variety of activities. The town's playground has close to one acre of basketball and handball courts. There are lots of shops and restaurants that range from small bagel shops and delis to nice Italian and trendy sushi restaurants. There's great shopping on Ralph Avenue. King's Plaza is nearby as well, but the neighborhood around there isn't that good. The commute to Manhattan takes about an hour by car, depending on traffic. Express buses to the city run daily. There are some subway stations nearby, but residents have to take buses to get to the stations. Most of the homes here are two-story single family or two-family houses. Availability of rentals is limited. The biggest problem around here is that parts of Bergen Beach were created by a landfill, some of the streets are prone to flooding.
Pros
  • Lovely views
  • Lots of parks
  • Quiet and private
Cons
  • Boring
  • Prone to flooding
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"A quiet residential beach neighborhood feel"

Bergen Beach is located in south eastern Brooklyn, to the west of Jamaica Bay and slightly north of Mill Basin. The Flatlands are situated to the west side of this neighborhood. Bergen Beach was originally developed to compete with other beach resort communities of Coney Island and Rockaway Beach and was a thriving area until the 1890s. In the early 1900s the last section of the resort sold and the development of single family homes initiated. As a result, the area remains largely underdeveloped.

Due to the underdevelopment, transportation for the most part is done by car. The Belt Parkway makes this easy, running all along the western portion of Bergen Beach. The subway station is located at Brooklyn College along Flatbush Avenue, which is just northwest of Bergen Beach.

Bergen Beach is great for families. There are plenty of schools, housing, and places to explore. Not a lot of commercial and industry going on in this neighborhood, making it a quiet and comfortable place to raise a family. Homes are priced at a mere $300,000 and compared to the surrounding areas is quite a bargain.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Bergen Beach, a wonderful inlet in Brooklyn."

Bergen Beach is a small neighborhood once an island near the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. This quaint neighborhood is unique, with nice homes, schools, and a good family atmosphere. Certainly more residential than other neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

Real Estate in Bergen Beach resembles that of a suburb, with free standing homes with yards. Houses are generally priced for $300,000 or more in this neighborhood. Once an amusement park and entertainment-haven, Bergen Beach has emerged as a site for nice and comfortable living, all within the confines of New York City proper.

With the main thoroughfare being Veterans Avenue, Bergen Beach is still filled with some sea-side entertainment. With the nearby Pergedat Basin as well as East Mill Basic, this neighborhood is surround by water.

Transportation to the area is done easily by car, with the Belt Parkway running along the Western portion of the neighborhood. The nearest subway station is at the Brooklyn College Station on Flatbush Avenue, northwest of Bergen Beach. There, the 2 and 5 trains run within Brooklyn and the greater New York City area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Nothing special, far from the rest of the world"

This small residential area near Canarsie that doesn’t offer much besides real estate, and it doesn’t even offer the best of that. As a general rule, the further you get away from Manhattan, the further you get from anything enticing to a tourist (meaning no attractions, restaurants, shops are way out here). The neighborhood therefore caters only to the people it expects to be there – its residents. The area could probably use some renovation. Not really recommended for anyone who wants to go into Manhattan on a daily basis – the strain of travel might be too much for anyone.

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Bergen Ave

2.5/5
"Bergen Avenue - the Edge of Brooklyn"
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"An awesome sreet for families"
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East 67th St

2.5/5
"East 67th Street"
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East 68th St

2.5/5
"East 68th Street"
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East 69th St

2.5/5
"East 69th Street"
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East 70th St

2.5/5
"On East 70th Street"
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East 71st St

2.5/5
"East 71st Street"
40.6184645489866 -73.9059179802124

East 72nd St

2.5/5
"East 72nd Street"
40.6234593691725 -73.9102463452076

East 73rd St

2.5/5
"East 73rd Street"
40.6222375201255 -73.9076653377001

East 74th St

2.5/5
"East 74th Street"
40.6188278726579 -73.902637223954

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