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6.8 out of 10

Fort Greene

Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.6907942191995 -73.9751253345379
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"Quiet, clean (for New York), things to do"

Fort Greene is full of prime real estate - though obviously this will make it a bit pricier than many Brooklyn neighborhoods. That being said, Fort Greene is a great area that is surrounded by other great neighborhoods - which is something of a rarity in Brooklyn. It's a rather small neighborhood, but residents enjoy much of the perks that Manhattanites take for granted, such as close proximity to good shopping and decent restaurants.

There are a number of wine bars and lounges springing up in the neighborhood, and residents have a range of things to choose from on their own streets when it comes to nightlife. If you are visiting from out of town, you may not find Fort Greene as exciting as Times Square, but a seasoned New Yorker can't fail to appreciate such a quiet, clean and commercially stocked neighborhood.
  • cool bars, restaurants
  • cool cat neighborhood personality
  • apartments can be on the expensive side
Recommended for
  • Tourists

"Nice residential spot for all"

This neighborhood is different from many others in the city in that it is very racially diverse, even in the face of recent gentrification worries. The area is a historic district of the city, and it has long been a place where music and art flourished (though it is not exactly a trend-setting neighborhood – for such a place see Williamsburg). There are some bars in the area that are generally lounge/pub sort of places that cater to their neighborhood crowds. This is a nice place to live if you are looking for a mixed place, though I wouldn’t recommend it to the younger crowd.

Unranked Streets in Fort Greene

Rockwell Pl

"Industrial and full of construction"
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Adelphi St

"A decent, quiet street with plenty to do."
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"On Cumberland Street"
40.6974790738351 -73.9746914345146
"In the Shadow of an Expressway"
40.6970995001386 -73.9756074974946
"what a wonderful street"
40.6969010001332 -73.9705794974181
"Tiny street to the south of Atlantic Center -- not much going on"
40.6838940011652 -73.974546667919
"Street bustling with high schoolers, lined with pretty apartments"
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Gates Ave

"On it's way up"
40.6842090169207 -73.9680108642276
"Great neighborhood, Lots to do"
40.686177588846 -73.9704355832092

Hanson Pl

"Cool commerce, wonderful arts, and the stunning Clock Tower"
40.6854028947284 -73.9752616013912

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