5.9 out of 10

Mill Basin

Ranked 28th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.6099060383636 -73.9133759413071
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Exclusive area and boater's paradise"

Mill Basin is located in southeastern Brooklyn and lies along the Jamaican Bay. Mill Basin is surrounded by other Brooklyn neighborhoods like Marine Park, Flatlands, and Bergen Beach.

Mill Basin is known as one of the most exclusive residential areas in Brooklyn. In the late 1940s and early 1950s the area was filled with brick bungalows, which were later replaced by larger, custom built and detached single-family homes on lots measuring around fifty by one hundred feet. Many of the streets in the neighborhood are circular and the homeowners dock their boats right behind their property. Overall, the neighborhood is a paradise for boaters. Some of the residents living in the area for years complain about the newly developed homes, calling them monstrosities. In some cases, the homes are reminiscent of mini-palaces in Baghdad.

The area is home to the most prestigious elementary schools, P.S. 236. The test scores for the early grades are much higher than the state’s average. The local high schools seem to coagulate in Lindower Park on the weekday afternoons and on weekends – a fun and safer environment than most parks. Kids skateboard, scooter, ride bikes along the streets and sidewalks.

Shopping can be found along Avenue U, Flatbush, and Ralph Avenues. Christina’s Pizzeria offers some of the best and freshest pizza in all of Brooklyn. This restaurant also does an immense amount of charity work, so you know your cash is going to a good cause. Most recently, they have been known to send traditional Brooklyn pizza care packages to the US armed forces overseas.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Mill Basin, a quiet residential neighborhood in Brooklyn"

Mill Basin is a neighborhood within a neighborhood, a section of the Bergen Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Featuring expansive water front homes, as well as a unique history of being the only neighborhood near the bay in Brooklyn that was never a sea-side resort, Mill Basin has now become the crown jewel of Bergen Beach living.

Real Estate in Mill Basin is diverse as many of the homes are private, large, well-landscaped, and uniquely designed. With beautiful waterfront properties as well as an affluent population, Mill Basin is somewhat of an anomaly in gritty Brooklyn. Most homes in the neighborhood sell for no less than $600,000 with some selling for more than $2,000,000. Fortunately, renting and subletting in this neighborhood is significantly less expensive with units renting for sometimes less than $1,000.

Mill Basin, similar to its neighborhoods,, has wonderful schools for children of all ages. Other attractions include proximity to the huge Kings Plaza Mall, New York City’s only true mall, as well as parks, community centers, and of course, the water.

Transportation in Mill Basin, similar to that of Bergen Beach, 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
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Check out Mill Basin Kosher Deli"

Mill Basin Kosher Deli gets a surprising amount of reviews for a deli in New York – there are so many of them, after all. Many people make the claim that it is one of the best delis around, and some go so far as to say it’s the best deli food they’ve ever eaten.
However, this neighborhood is about as far as you can get from civilization in Brooklyn (civilization being, say, the Lower East Side or even just Park Slope). It’s way out there, so chances are that you won’t be in the vicinity of Mill Basin Kosher Deli unless you are planning on moving way out here to this residential spot – and if you are make sure you visit!
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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Best Streets in Mill Basin

"This is indeed a city street"
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East 52nd St

2.5/5
"Not quite fit for a king"
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3

East 65th St

2.5/5
"East 65th Street"
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Unranked Streets in Mill Basin

East 63rd St

2.5/5
"East 63rd Street"
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East 60th St

2.5/5
"East 60th Street"
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East 61st St

2.5/5
"East 61st Street"
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East 64th St

2.5/5
"East 64th Street"
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East 66th St

2.5/5
"East 66th Street"
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