4.5 out of 10

Devoe St, Williamsburg

Ranked 43rd best street in Williamsburg
40.713894408413 -73.9432144060531
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Quiet, older street"

Devoe is one of the quieter streets in this part of Williamsburg and I think that's a good thing. You're right in the mix of everything that Williamsburg has to offer, but you're not right on top of it so you don't have to deal with all the punk kids coming home on your street late at night. You're close to the L train on Devoe which is great, and you're within two blocks of about fifty different hip bars and restaurants. But, there's almost nothing commercial on Devoe itself aside from one coffee shop / bakery that I'm convinced is a mob front. Seriously, there's never anyone in there aside from the same old Italian guys every day and that place has been open forever. It pumps out a fantastic smell, though.
I think because it's one of the quieter streets, it has an older demographic than most of the other streets in the neighborhood. I walked my dog down Devoe every single day when I lived in the neighborhood and made friends with all the old Italian people. There are a lot of them here that haven't been pushed out by the hipsters yet which is because of rent control, I'm guessing. But, it's such a young neighborhood that I wouldn't have a problem living on the street at all.
The rent is comparable to the rest of the neighborhood. It's cheaper the further east you go but still pretty expensive for a burrough outside of Manhattan. The plus side, however, is that you get a lot more bang for your buck on Devoe. And, you're so close to so many things to do. A lot of streets in Willy have a bit cheaper rent but it's like a five block walk to the closest restaurant which doesn't sound bad . . .until it's either 100 or 10 degrees outside. I would live on Devoe if I still lived in the neighborhood. The buildings are almost all walk ups but they're rarely above four stories, and there's a real neighborhood feel to the street. It's not hipster hell yet like everything around Bedford.
  • Close to fun but not on top of it
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students

"Nice but nothing special"

Devoe Street is on of those quiet streets runnign along big avenues. Metropolitan Avenue in this case. The street itself is usually very quiet and not very crowded other that when the children leave a school that is located on it. There are a lot of small family houses, some are raggedy but there are new housing complexes beiing built on the street which will lure in more newcomers. No shops on the street itself but it is right next to Metropolitan Ave which is filled with shops, grocery stores, restuarants, lounges, a White Castle, flower shops, etc. I like the street because it is in between of being old and new.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"On Devoe Street"

This street didn't have as much to offer as the nearby streets. Though there are restaurants nearby, I didn't feel tat it was as nice as Powers Street or Ainslie Street. When looking into moving to Brooklyn, there might be a few other streets that might be better suited for you.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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