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8.2 out of 10

Dyker Heights

Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.6172430248704 -74.0177945754806
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  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
May 24, 2017

"A small suburban town in the heart of Brooklyn"

Dyker Heights is a very beautiful and now very expensive Italian neighborhood in Southwest Brooklyn. The streets are clean and quiet and the houses are extravagant, even the small ones. All the neighbors know each other here and it functions as a small town. People shop at LaBella, get their meats at Bova or B&A, and can do most chores on 13th ave. Everyday, throughout the whole neighborhood, church bells are heard at 12 and at night. This area is perfect if you're looking for quiet and safety while still being accessible to NYC.

Dyker Heights is majority Italian, but affluent Lebanese, Chinese, and Greeks also call this town home. Most people would say the border is Bay Ridge Avenue, even though maps say 65th street. Between 65th and Bay Ridge Avenue is a middle class are with mostly Chinese, professional residents. Many shopping areas and auto places are here. Between Bay Ridge Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway are mostly middle to upper middle class residents of mostly Italian, but also some of Chinese decent. This area is mostly residential, with some shops on 11th avenue and Dyker Heights Boulevard (13th Ave). Between Bay Ridge Parkway (75th Street) and the golf course (86th street) are mostly upper middle class - upper class professional families who appreciate the quiet and serenity Dyker Heights has to offer. These people are mostly of Italian decent, but also Lebanese and Greek. This is where most of the Christmas lights are. 76th street though 85th street are all quiet residential streets of affluent residents.
Dyker Heights is also incredibly safe.
Overall, Dyker Heights is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
13th avenue (Dyker Heights Blvd) is the main thoroughfare and the only street with businesses. These businesses are catered to the residents- including upscale grocery stores and restaraunts- as well as butchers and pharmacies. The side streets off 13th are private and quiet. Overall, this avenue has a much nicer feeling than other avenues in NYC, more like a small town.
Dyker Heights has a beautiful 18 hole golf course which enhances the whole feeling of the community. The community does really feel like a golf club community.
Dyker Heights has access to the X28, which has stops on 86th Street, but no subway access- although residents consider that a pro.
Very easy access to Staten Island, a little far to manhattan for Brooklyn standards but not undoable- 45 minutes
Most shopping and dining is done in more commercial Bay Ridge.
All avenues are newly paved.
Contrary to popular belief, Dyker Heights ends at 14th Ave, not 16th.
Dyker Heights also has plenty of park space.
-Mckinly Park
-Dyker Golf Course
-Dyker Beach Park
-Dyker Beach dog park
-Leif Erickson park
-Dyker middle school park
-Ovington park.

Parking is extremely easy here, unlike most of Brooklyn. Everyone has a driveway and there are always spots on the side streets, although residents ask that you leave the spots for those who live on the block

Dyker Heights also has a lower population density

The Christmas season here is unlike anywhere else
Pros
  • Expensive
  • Very safe
  • Very beautiful
  • Christmas Lights
  • Very quiet, friendly
  • Lots of recreational activities for residents of all ages
  • Strong sense of unity
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Little Ethnic Diversity
  • Boringly residential
  • Not too diverse
  • Far from Manhattan
  • No subway service
3/5
2yrs+

"Unique neighborhood, but pretty far out there literally"

This is a super residential neighborhood way down on the Gravesend Bay, in the southwest corner of Brooklyn. Some of the neighborhood’s original homes are still there today – cottage-like buildings with peaked roofs. I’m not sure if that’s something anyone would venture so far from civilization to go see, though. I wouldn’t recommend this neighborhood to any of my friends who were planning to visit the city, so I won’t recommend it to you, either. But if you are looking for tree-lined streets and want to invest in a fancy historic home, you should go down there and check it out.

Unranked Streets in Dyker Heights

11th Ave

4.5/5
"Scenic residential avenue"
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12th Ave

3.5/5
"A very nice avenue"
40.6213457892124 -74.0099294328253

13th Ave

4.5/5
"13th Ave- Dyker Heights Blvd- Town Square"
40.6200151604082 -74.0077272837117

67th St

2.5/5
"On 67th Street"
40.6276672817958 -74.0074422719141

69th St

2.5/5
"On Bay Ridge Avenue"
40.6265298255176 -74.008576350239

74th St

3.5/5
"Like The Burbs"
40.6222458573474 -74.0090180758905

Bay 8th St

2.5/5
"Bay 8th Street"
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Dyker Pl

2/5
"small unknown street"
40.6209333009458 -74.0214833006039
"A Golf course in Brooklyn, no one believes you!"
40.6167987416172 -74.0225485900395

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