5.2 out of 10

Flatbush Ave, Flatbush / Ditmas Park

40.63390369362 -73.948822268641
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"A lovely place to retire"

I've looked at some really awesome apartments in Ditmas - but there are a few reasons I didn't move into this neighborhood. For one, it seems to be mostly populated by the older generation and a few Jehovah's witnesses (who are ever sitting outside their apartments, passing out flyers). And another - it's far away from anything cool and trendy, and let's face it: part of the reason twenty-somethings move to the city is to be near things that are cool and trendy.

That said, I would recommend this neighborhood to anyone looking to settle down a bit (or a lot). I think it's traditionally a working class sort of 'hood, and that's why you can get a huge apartment for a reasonable price.

There are a lot of one family homes here with gorgeous lawns, and there are some pretty cool pre-war brick buildings that have yet to be gut renovated and made into the tiny boxes enjoyed by the rest of the city. Cortelyou Road offers a few cool places to eat, as well as some cafes.
  • some really cool apartment spaces (that are actually affordable!)
  • Cortelyou Road
  • really far from Manhattan
  • a lack of general trendiness
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Best Streets in Flatbush / Ditmas Park


East 27th St

"Quite family street with typical south brooklyn houses"
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Ditmas Ave

"Safe and Quiet"
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East 12th St

"East 12th Street"
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East 14th St

"Dont miss the cheese and wine"
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Unranked Streets in Flatbush / Ditmas Park

Amersfort Pl

"A Good Value"
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Bedford Ave

"Young, trendy scene - can be loud"
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Cortelyou Rd

"On Cortelyou Road"
40.6431481866896 -73.9601351643222

Crooke Ave

"On Crooke Avenue"
40.6525577594497 -73.9631670198566
"On Dorchester Road"
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Duryea Pl

"Not Very Interesting"
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