6.5 out of 10

Prospect Park South

Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
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4/5
2yrs+

"Outstanding homes with neighborly vibe"

Prospect Park South is truly a suburb within the big city. There are freestanding homes with lawns and some space to breath, as well as a close proximity to the 526-acre Prospect Park. The park offers ice-skating in the winter, paddle boating in the summer, as well as a wildlife center. This is a great kid-friendly and family-oriented neighborhood.

Each spring, many of the houses open their doors for the annual Flatbush Victorian House Tour and in early autumn there is a street fair, the Flatbush Frolic, along Cortelyou Road. On weekends in the area, children compete in soccer matches at the 39.5-acre Parade Grounds, the site of military parades after the Civil War, also the site of the Prospect Park Tennis Center, which has 10 clay courts.

For transportation there is the B, Q, and F trains servicing the area, as well as public buses. Since the area is home to many big city professionals, the subway lines come in handy.

The neighborhood has no commercial area, but Cortelyou Road serves as the retail hub offering some sixty plus stores. Here you will find the Flatbush Food Co-op (a natural food outlet with over 1,200 members and growing).

At least half of the parents who have school-aged children in the area send them to private schools in Brooklyn, but there are some good public schools servicing the neighborhood. Midwood High School offers advanced placement courses and college credit, which is a hot commodity in the public school system.
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4/5
2yrs+

"Prospect Park South - a neighborhood built using vision and a redefining of city living"

Prospect Park South in Brooklyn is a beautiful upscale neighborhood is beautiful and filled with a diverse population and various other offerings.

Prospect Park South is comprised of large, free-standing homes with lawns and trees. Reminiscent of suburban living, these homes are still located in the urban Brooklyn and its surrounding neighborhoods must envy the space offered in this fantastic neighborhood. Real Estate in this neighborhood is expensive, as most home sell for nearly $1 million or more. Owning an apartment in the area costs on average $275,000, while renting is standard at $4,000 or greater. Subletting is an option, with prices ranging anywhere from $800 for a room to $4,000 for a three-bedroom apartment.

The namesake of the neighborhood, Prospect Park, is a wonderful oasis in Brooklyn. Only a few blocks away from the heart of the Prospect Park South, you’ll come across the park’s expansive lake. Prospect Park is considered to be the Central Park of Brooklyn. Filled with live music, shows, artwork for sale, and concerts, Prospect Park is a constant centre of fun.

Prospect Park South is home to some great restaurants, as the neighborhood is filled with a variety of people. Church Avenue and Caton Avenue is the main place to find food, shopping, and the like in this neighborhood, as well as a more Brooklyn feel. You’ll find a variety of cuisines here, but something they all have in common is that they are cheap. Rent might be high in this neighborhood but food is not.

With glorious homes, beautiful parks, and an suburb within the city limits, Prospect Park South is a premium neighborhood nestled in wonderful Brooklyn.

In Prospect Park South:

Transportation:
This neighborhood is served by the B, Q, and F trains as well as several public buses.

Dining & Entertainment:
La Huasteca Cocina Mexicana - 1217 Church Ave
Golden Krust - 1617 Church Ave
Shenanigans Pub - 802 Caton Ave
Bev's West Indian Cuisine - 1219 Church Ave
Number 1 Chinese Restaurant - 1125 Church Ave
Chin Chin Wu Restaurant - 1615 Church Ave
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3/5
2yrs+

"Great for families, quiet spot"

This kind of neighborhood (it’s one of the suburb-ish areas of Brooklyn) would be great for raising a family away from the hustle of Manhattan and the drunken glee of the young artist community in Williamsburg and surrounding areas. There are a lot of classic old houses, so if you are a tourist looking for a picturesque walk this neighborhood offers that, even if it is a good deal away from the limelight of the city. Residents of this neighborhood are pretty gung-ho for the preservation of the area as-is (but many New Yorkers are highly protective over their own neighborhoods). Prospect Park South would surely strike onlookers as a mostly residential place, rather than the sort of spot that would attract tourists or residents of other neighborhoods.

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Best Streets in Prospect Park South

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East 16th St

3.5/5
"Convenient location to shopping and schools."
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Unranked Streets in Prospect Park South

"A Grand Boulevard"
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East 15th St

2.5/5
"On Marlborough Road"
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Tennis Ct

3.5/5
"Great Name for a Street"
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