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Best neighborhoods in Brooklyn

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Clinton Hill

4.5/5
Clinton Hill
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"An Excellent Neighborhood!"

- andrewb18
Clinton Hill is a wealthy Brooklyn neighborhood that in recent years has attracted upper middle income single professionals and young families. Crime is very low, with many luxury apartment buildings...
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Dyker Heights
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"The Best kept secret in Brooklyn !!"

- like it is
Dyker is beautiful, very well kept homes some of the biggest and most beautiful homes in Brooklyn Mansions , Great italian food and great pastry's !! Great neighbors where almost everyone knows each...
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Kensington

4.5/5
Kensington
Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Brooklyn's best"

- jamesr18
This is the best upcoming neighborhood in brooklyn. it was rated 2nd safest in nyc, new businesses starting to pop up, less crowded and pretentious than park slope or williamsburg and more affordable...
40.638340076114 -73.975238264635

Bay Ridge

4/5
Bay Ridge
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"I remember old Bay Ridge"

- martyj1
I moved from Bay Ridge in 1988 after living there from 1973. Got my first studio (1973) apartment (with a yard) for $90/month gas, electric included. Was a friendly, crime free area in the 70's. Virtu...
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Carroll Gardens
Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"The neighborhood where we most want to live"

- JohnViega
We've been living in Manhattan for a long time, but decided this year to look at places where the schools are still good, and we still wouldn't need a car, but we could get a lot more space for our mo...
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Flatbush / Ditmas Park
Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"The perfect place to live"

- ditmas89
I have lived in Ditmas for quite some time now, and I can tell you two things: one, it absolutely , positively does NOT deserve its rank on Street advisor, and two it is the perfect place to live if y...
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Brooklyn Heights
Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
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Brighton Beach
Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Fun in the sun"

- Nwhaley
I loved visiting the beach in the summer time with my friends and enjoying the sun. Many people don't realize that Brooklyn has many beaches including Reese Beach, Coney Island, and Manhattan Beach....
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East Flatbush
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"UP AND COMING !!!"

- like it is
I see a big change happening over the last year !! Home prices going up, neighborhood is getting safer, a lot of culture and more variety of people coming in, and people are friendly !! I think this w...
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Sheepshead Bay
Ranked 10th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Quiet waterfront community"

- NatM
Historically known as a Russian community, Sheepshead Bay now has a far more diverse population. While the vast majority of the residents are still white, they come from a multitude of different coun...
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Park Slope

3.5/5
Park Slope
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"The epic Brooklyn neighborhood"

- NeverSleeps
I live in this neighborhood, and even if I sometimes think it's a bit overrated, it attracts all sorts. I have always been more fond of the areas around Cobble Hill and Boreum Hill for some reason, ev...
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Prospect Heights
Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Prospect Heights - fantastic place to live, not cheap."

- Langleyman
If ever a picture of Brooklyn was instilled in psyche of Americans across the country, Prospect Heights is that picture come to life. Beautiful brownstones on a real live Park Place, tree-lined street...
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Manhattan Beach
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Beautiful place to live if you can afford it"

- NatM
One of the most affluent neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Manhattan Beach is home to Kingsborough Community College and a huge beach park. The housing in Manhattan Beach mostly consists of huge detached sin...
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Cypress Hills
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"The last affordable neighborhood in Brooklyn"

- CyHiNeighbor
This is a great neighborhood that is often left out of the discussion about Brooklyn real estate. We bought a home here last year and we are loving the access to public transportation, friendly neighb...
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Fort Greene

3.5/5
Fort Greene
Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Great residential area"

- NatM
Fort Greene is an incredibly hip, up and coming area in Brooklyn that attracts hipsters, artists, and foodies. At the same time, Fort Green maintains its sense of history with well maintained brownsto...
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Greenpoint

3.5/5
Greenpoint
Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Hard to get to, but lovely to be in"

- JenMac
Greenpoint starts a lot of debates amongst people I know. That's for sure. I was vehemently warned to not look in this neighborhood when I was first moving to New York. I ended up moving to William...
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Boerum Hill

3.5/5
Boerum Hill
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Trendy & pleasant"

- NatM
Formerly known for drugs, prostitution, and other crimes, Boerum Hill has transformed into a trendy and family-friendly community. The town is located close to downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, and Cobbl...
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Prospect Park South
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Outstanding homes with neighborly vibe"

- BrendaR
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 offe...
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Bushwick

3/5
Bushwick
Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"For the most part...kind of awesome."

- Christopher
I wish rents weren't rising so fast. Get in while you can! Dramatic changes have been taking place. Some parts may be "up-and-coming" but some parts have 'surpassed' much of Williamsburg. Low cost of...
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Williamsburg
Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Brooklyn

"Bye Bye Manhattan"

- Mgw
Having spent my entire life in Manhattan, I was reluctant at age 50 to cross any bridge. However I found the new condominium developments in Williamsburg offer space, value, and tax-abatement that t...
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