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5.5 out of 10

Sheepshead Bay

Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.5968477313927 -73.9430448393982
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Beach Lovers


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1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5

"Overpopulated Refugee Area"

Majority of these residents, are immigrants, some illegal and some legal. Expensive rent, mostly russian and chinese owners here with million dollar homes. This area has no parking on streets. And there is alot of drugs here , vandalizism . Mostly a transcient immigrant community. Cost is high. And traffic and congestion is bad. This place was a great place 10 yrs ago and then came the worst... Much better places elswheres in brooklyn to socialize. You will feel like an outsider if you speak english.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"Great Russian Neighborhood!!"

I used to live in this neighborhood with my ex husband who was Russian. It was the best place for me, great food, great shopping and perfect little homes. The subway was not far from where I lived on East 24th street, it was only about a five to ten minute walk. Not to mention it was within walking distance to the beach as well. Of course that is if you don't mind a brisk two to three mile walk, but I loved it so I really enjoyed going every weekend. With that there were also plenty of schools around for the kids and a mall also about two or so miles walking distance. Over all I would definitely live here again if given the opportunity.

"What's in a name?"

Sheepshead Bay is named for the sheepshead fish that was once found in the bay’s waters. Although, when you meet locals in the area and ask, “why sheepshead” they will convincingly respond that Sheepshead was named due to the area’s shape - the shape of a sheep’s head.

What remains factual is that Sheepshead Bay is a bay that separates Brooklyn’s mainland, and New York City (from the eastern portion of Coney Island). At the western end of the bay is a Holocaust memorial park that is used all year long for commemorative events.

Subway service is throughout Sheepshead Bay and provided by BMT Brighton Line, with many local stops. There are several public schools that serve the community, including Sheepshead Bay High School, Bay Academy, and Shell Bank Intermediate. Private schools in the area include St. Mark’s, St. Edmond’s, Kingsborough Community College, and part of CUNY or City University of New York.

The waterfront area provides much of the areas condominium developments. Along Emmons Avenue is where you will find many of the restaurants. The piers in this area have active seafood markets and tour boats.

Unranked Streets in Sheepshead Bay

Knapp St

"Big street on the outskirt of Brooklyn"
40.599309845963 -73.9338922674714

Crawford Ave

"On Crawford Avenue"
40.5919680042018 -73.9639690015826
"On Batchelder Street"
40.6057945000183 -73.9399734996481

Ave Y

"Not As Nice As The Other Avenues"
40.5907466281634 -73.9487287130957

Brigham St

"On Brigham Street"
40.5949562479794 -73.9340866423797
"On Brighton Court"
40.5875370042091 -73.9649880015379
"Short Street with Cramped Homes"
40.5908633470529 -73.9606291926558

Dunne Ct

"On Dunne Court"
40.5900700043398 -73.9615760016698

East 26th St

"East 26th Street"
40.5970468210953 -73.9451060370446

East 29th St

"On East 29th Street"
40.596881889128 -73.9422342338195

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