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7.5 out of 10

Brighton Beach

Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.5809108614625 -73.9602146189142
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Not great for
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  • Lack of Traffic
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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Reviews

5/5
2yrs+

"Fun in the sun"

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.

Brighton Beach is one of my favorite, especially since the water on this part of the strip of beaches is cleaner than Coney Island's side. Technically Mahattan Beach, Brighton Beach, and Coney Island are on the same strip of land, but there are water filters that exist and Manhattan Beach happens to be the closest to that side of the beach. Brighton Beach is in between Manhattan Beach and Coney Island.

The beach is often crowded in the summer, but why wouldn't it be. This adds to the excitement of living in the city. And besides when you grow up in Brooklyn, you become used to this.

Otherwise, if you want to go to the beach it is very excessible by the B train. Just go ahead and have fun. Enjoy the sand, water, and all the people.
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
2yrs+

"The Beach Is Nice and the Supermarkets Are Interesting"

Lots of people from the former USSR live here so the food is mostly from those areas and is interesting. You won't find most of it elsewhere.

The beach is fine if you're a beach person. But living right on the edge of the coast seems kind of risky these days and I can't imagine what the insurance costs are now that there with all of the damage from the storm a few months ago.

Maybe some investment in seawalls would help this. Don't know. In any case, for those who like living on the shore this neighborhood can offer that kind of ambiance.
Pros
  • Interesting food in grocery stores (Russian and former Soviet republics)
  • Diverse population
Cons
  • Very vulnerable to storm surges and hurricanes because of low elevation and closeness to coast
  • A lot of the restaurants are expensive and "fancy" but the food is only okay
  • Too many high rises - takes away from seaside appeal
  • Rather long commute to Manhattan
Recommended for
  • Beach Lovers
4/5
2yrs+

"Interesting scene, lots of Russian food"

This neighborhood is home to more Eastern European restaurants and even more Russian restaurants than you can count. But you’d have to really be craving the Russian food to journey way out here to get it – more likely you’ll have come to Coney Island to check out the amusement park, and if so feel free to venture to Café Glechik in Brighton Beach for some pretty good Eastern European fare. The main attraction at this restaurant is their dumplings – they are pretty (locally) famous.
This neighborhood is ethnically diverse, even if it was once termed “Little Odessa” because of its plethora of Ukraine immigrants. It’s not even close to Midtown, so if you are planning on traveling to the city for work or with any kind of frequency, look for a neighborhood a little closer to the island.

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"Brighton 6th Street"
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"On Brighton 7th Street"
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