Is East Flatbush a safe neighborhood for a young family?
My family is thinking of moving to east 54th and Beverly Road. What is this neighborhood like? Our daughter is only 6 months old, so safety is our biggest priority. My husband and I are professionals in our late 30s.The opinions expressed here are those of the individual and not those of StreetAdvisor. Report
Me and my husband are both teachers, we are originally from Brooklyn and didn't want to move too far from our parents so we bought a house in east Flatbush a 5min walk from church Ave. We have great neighbors and as long as you use common sense, the neighborhood is great. There are a lot of young families moving in recently. Walk around the neighborhood and see for yourself.
trustmei Jan 18, 2019
It honestly depends on where you live,because some of the neighborhoods are quiet and safe while others may be full of gangs and shootings...you kinda just got to pick your battles because Brooklyn isnt really that "safe"
bernadette-l-curryb Aug 22, 2018
I live in East Flathbush for 34 yrs on Ave D and KingsHway me and my baby to me that it is still nice i have friends that still live there so like they said what part of East Flathbush you go toooooo...... GOOD LUCK.....
I moved to East 54th Street about 6 months ago. With my 12 year old. I live on a lovely tree-lined Street and feel safe here. Safety was important to me because I was moving here with my son. I checked out the crime map and was reassured by the statistics. My neighbors are nice people who say hello and offer a smile when you walk by. The worst thing I can say about the neighborhood from my own experience is that the commute can be annoying because the area doesn't have a lot of subway choices (but that's not a deal breaker for me).
NO! East Flatbush is not a safe area. There are a few nThere are Projects and alot of run down areas. East Flatbush has also been in the news for riots after the shooting of a boy by NYPD. I would try Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights or a different part of Flatbush (by the B and Q trains is a relatively safe neighborhood) I wouldn't recomend E. Flatbush for you esp with a child.
like it is Apr 02, 2020
Yes it's much safer today then it use to be, it's one of the hottest neighborhoods in Brooklyn right now!! Twice in two years it was on streeteasy top neighborhoods in Brooklyn to watch !! They are building like crazy and it's not far from Manhattan with the 2 and 5 trains.
No ! And it's too bad bc it's a great location and they have beautiful homes .
God NO! One of the worst areas in Brooklyn. Though about 25-30 years ago it wasn't the way it is now. Back then it was safer, cleaner and the people who lived there were respectable. But Not Anymore!!
Go to Marine Park instead.
Go to Marine Park instead.
NO! I used to live on East 52nd and Beverly Road and it has gotten HORRIBLE.. there was a shooting of NINE people just 2 months ago, and unfortunately that is a good barometer of where this neighborhood now is..