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7.3 out of 10

Park Slope

Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.6710088386081 -73.9799588558812
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Nightlife
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Tourists


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5

"A nice place to be"

  • The green lung of Prospect Park
  • Odd Twin, boutique clothing stores
  • The Park Slope Food Cooperative
  • Lots of strollers
  • restaurant scene is pretty overrated
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"Fabulous shopping, bar hopping"

I am one of Park Slope's biggest enthusiasts, which is saying a lot for a neighborhood of which it is difficult to find anything bad to say. The nightlife scene here is amazing, but there are still places to live where the noise from the bars doesn't reach residents' bedrooms.

The shopping in the area is also great - it's always nice to be able to shop for stylish clothes at affordable prices, something that is not always possible in boutique shops in the city.

I've been in a few apartments in the area, however, and it seems that many of them are relatively small, but not unexpectedly so for city apartments. Larger spaces can probably be found, but it's likely you'd be incredibly lucky to find such a mythical place.
  • safe, quiet
  • Cool bar and off-the-beaten-track music scene
  • The green lung of Prospect Park
  • a bit on the expensive side
  • restaurant scene is pretty overrated
  • Lots of strollers
  • Next to no parking
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Great access to the park and other plusses"

Park Slope is a super cheery neighborhood and for the most part, people have reason to be cheery. The neighborhood has tons of delicious restaurants, some great low key bars, and a very safe feel to it. Prospect Park is perhaps the neighborhood's best feature, with miles of trails, acres of greenspace, and free concerts all summer long. There are two drawbacks to Park Slope: no access to express train lines and the expensive cost of living relative to other Brooklyn neighborhoods. Restaurants, shops, and grocery stores tend to be quite overpriced, though the quality is good. In general, however, Park Slope is a great place to be for a manageable approach to life in New York City.

"Park Slope - a great neighborhood in Brooklyn to call home."

Park Slope is one of the most popular and prominent neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. With wonderful homes, a vibrant personage, and brilliant views, this is the perfect neighborhood in Brooklyn to call, “home.”

Located in beautiful downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope is the most popular destination for Manhattan ex-patriates and professionals new to the city seeking lower rents and more space. With a history of opulence in design and expansive floor plans, the brownstones in this neighborhood are spectacular. Due to this, real estate in Park Slope is expensive in comparison with other neighborhoods. 2 bedroom apartments typically sell for half a million dollars or more, while renting and subletting is still comparably expensive, beginning at around $1600 a month for one-bedroom units.

Park Slope is home to a diverse population, with an increasing 20 and 30 something group of professionals, artists, and “scene-sters.” This is a very hip neighborhood, and every corner is drenched in nouveau New York City style. One of the main highlights of this neighborhood is the beautiful Prospect Park, known for its free live concerts during the summer months, as well as a vast array of artistic performances, ice skating rink, and beautiful scenery. This is the heartbeat of this neighborhood, and of downtown Brooklyn.

Due to its youthful and bourgeois culture, Park Slope is drenched in entertainment options. Fine dining, bars, clubs, cafes, performance spaces for new artists, and a wide variety of art galleries are prime in this neighborhood. Often featured are Fairway Supermarket, Atlantic Terminal Mall, and the busy avenues of 5th and 7th Avenues.

Transportation in Park Slope is a breeze with the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, F, M, N, R, and Q trains servicing the neighborhood, as well as several buses. Park Slope is also near the BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) making a commute into Manhattan very speedy.

Park Slope is the ideal neighborhood to live in. It’s the best of both worlds— if the two worlds are Brooklyn and Manhattan!

Best Food (featured by New York Magazine):
al di là - 248 Fifth Ave., at Carroll St.
Blue Ribbon - 280 Fifth Ave., between 1st and Garfield Sts.
Café Steinhof - 422 Seventh Ave. at 14th

The Gate - 321 Fifth Ave. at 3rd Street
Loki Lounge - 304 Fifth Ave. at 2nd St.

babybird - 428 Seventh Ave. between 14th and 15th Sts.
Beacon's Closet - 220 Fifth Ave. near Union St.
Loom - 115 Seventh Ave. near President St.

"Park Slope is great neighborhood, close to everything... but not that close"

Park Slope is a great place to live for young people who want to be close to the bars and parties that go on in Williamsburg, but at the same time don’t want to constantly be in the party (i.e, have to listen to screaming drunks tottering down the sidewalks every night).
It’s a really quiet neighborhood, and the rents are relatively affordable for a young professional – and all of the apartments I’ve visited here have been nice and well kept by various landlords. I actually know a lot of people who won’t live in any other neighborhood. There are bars and places to eat around here too, though they are the trendy spots you’ll see in culture-commodity centers like Willliamsburg.

Unranked Streets in Park Slope

11th St

"Tree lined one way street"
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13th St

"Gas Lamps and Brownstones"
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1st St

"1st Street Beats"
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8th St

"Typical Park Slope Street"
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Calder Pl

"Small street off the expressway"
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Jackson Pl

"Off the beaten path, but not too far off"
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"Would be lovely if not for the expressway running alongside it"
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St Marks Ave

"Has it's own charms "
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Webster Pl

"Friendly neighborhood street"
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