Where to live in Brooklyn ~ Fort Greene & Clinton Hill

In the next year I plan to move to Brooklyn.
What is a good neighborhood in Brooklyn close to the City?

Neighborhood Fort Greene & Clinton Hill
Clinton Hill is a neighborhood in the north-central portion of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.

Subway Stations
2,3,4,5,B,Q to Atlantic Ave.
2,3,4,5 to Nevins St.
B,M,Q,R to DeKalb Ave.
G to Fulton St.
C to Lafayette Ave.
C to Clinton-Washington Ave.
G to Clinton-Washington Ave.
G to Classon Ave.

The rent:
Rent is about $1400 for a Studio, $16-1700 for a 1Bedroom Apartment, and only $21-2400/mo for a 2Bedroom Apartment. (Price indicates median values.)

I will save some money by finding a No Fee Apartment without a broker.

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Where to live in Brooklyn ~ Greenpoint

In the next year I plan to move to Brooklyn. What is a good neighborhood in Brooklyn close to the City?

Neighborhood  – Greenpoint

Greenpoint has some of the best public schools in the city, achieving high test scores and parent-satisfaction ratings, in spite of (or perhaps because of) its small population.It is slightly cheaper and safer than adjacent Williamsburg and has a respectable number of restaurants and bars.
Subway Stations
G to Nassau Ave.
G to Greenpoint Ave.

The rent:
Rent is about $2300 for a 1Bedroom Apartment, and only $2800/mo for a 2Bedroom Apartment. (Price indicates median values.)

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Where to live in Brooklyn ~ Williamsburg

In the next year I plan to move to Brooklyn. What is a good neighborhood in Brooklyn close to the City?
Neighborhood  – Williamsburg
Williamsburg is actually a rather large neighborhood, both in population. Near the L-train stops, it offers a fantastically hip (or annoying, depending on your disposition) array of bars, restaurants, and shopping, and some sparkling new developments. The eastern and southern borders are more affordable but less safe, and lag in retail density and access to green space.
Subway Stations
G to Flushing Ave.
G to Broadway
G to Metropolitan-Lorimer
J,M,Z to Marcy Ave.
J,M to Hewes St.
J,M to Lorimer St.
J,M to Flushing Ave.
L to Bedford Ave.
L to Lorimer St.
L to Graham Ave.
L to Grand St.
L to Montrose Ave.
L to Morgan Ave.

The rent:
Rent is about $2500 for a 1Bedroom Apartment, and only $3000/mo for a 2Bedroom Apartment. (Price indicates median values.)

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Where to live in Brooklyn ~ Sunset Park

Neighborhood  – Sunset Park
Safe and diverse and has some of the borough’s best ethnic restaurants, though not as cheap as Bay Ridge to the south or as charming as Windsor Terrace to the north.

Subway Stations
D,M,N,R to 36th St.
D,M to 9th
R to 45th St.
R to 53rd St.
N,R to 59th St.
N to Eighth Ave.

The rent:
Rent is about $1300 for a Studio, $1500 for a 1Bedroom Apartment, and only $1600/mo for a 2Bedroom Apartment. (Price indicates median values.)

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Where to live in Brooklyn ~ Park Slope

Neighborhood  – Park Slope
No neighborhood is the butt of more stroller jokes or the recipient of more anti-gentrification scorn.

But any way you slice it, Park Slope is the very definition of a well-rounded neighborhood. It falls just slightly below average in two: affordability (the average two-bedroom rental is $2,275) and diversity.

Subway Stations
D,M,N,R to Pacific St.
2,3,4,5,B,Q to Atlantic Ave.
2,3 to Bergen St.
B,Q to Seventh Ave.
2,3 to Grand Army Plaza
M,R to Union St.
M,R to 9th St.
F to Fourth Ave./9th St.
F to Seventh Ave.
F to 15th St./Prospect Park

The rent:
Rent is about $1600 for a Studio, $2100 for a 1Bedroom Apartment, and only $23-2500/mo for a 2Bedroom Apartment. (Price indicates median values.)

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Where to live in Brooklyn ~ Brooklyn Heights

In the next year I plan to move to Brooklyn. What is a good neighborhood in Brooklyn close to the City?

Neighborhood  Brooklyn Heights
Though it’s the most expensive neighborhood in the outer boroughs, Brooklyn Heights is arguably still a good deal.


Subway Stations
2,3 to Clark St.
M,R to Court St.-Borough Hall
2,3 to Borough Hall
4,5 to Borough Hall

The rent:
Rent is about $1600 for a Studio, $21-2400 for a 1Bedroom Apartment, and only $31-3500/mo for a 2Bedroom Apartment. (Price indicates median values.)

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Where to live in Brooklyn ~ Bedford-Stuyvesant

In the next year I plan to move to Brooklyn. What is a good neighborhood in Brooklyn close to the City?

Neighborhood Bed-Stuy
Bedford-Stuyvesant (also known as Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City, USA, borough of Brooklyn. Bedford-Stuyvesant, more commonly known as Bed-Stuy, is historically significant for being the location of one of the oldest free black communities in the U.S. It also served as an alternative to over-crowded Harlem in the 1930s, and is a home away from home for Caribbean immigrants today.


The rent:
Rent is about $1200 for a 1Bedroom Apartment, and only $14-1600/mo for a 2Bedroom Apartment. A few new development condos round out the mix, but you’ll have to wait a bit for most of them to be completed.

The neighborhood is convenient for commuters as it is serviced by nearly a full alphabet of trains: A, C, G, J, M, S, and Z. Not to mention the LIRR.

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