Snug between Fort Greene and Bed-Stuy, Clinton Hill is a neighborhood full of young professionals and students. Home to the Pratt Institute, this neighborhood has a lively nightlife that makes it popular with young folks.
Clinton Hill was founded by Dutch settlers in the 1640’s. The Dutch used the area as tobacco fields, even after the Revolutionary War. The area wasn’t developed as a residential neighborhood until the 1830’s, when it quickly became a popular neighborhood.
After the Civil War, row houses were built in the neighborhood and became the majority of homes in the area. The Pratt institute was developed in 1887, making the area very popular with young professionals.
By the 1900’s, the area became so popular that several mansions, leftover from the previous century, were demolished to make way for apartment complexes. The Pratt Institute helped the area avoid issues other Brooklyn neighborhoods were facing during the financial crises of the decade. Today, the area is still widely popular, especially amongst younger crowds.
The Pratt Institute campus has some stunning architecture. Aside from that, the area is mostly filled with brownstones and mid-rise apartment complexes. This neighborhood is mostly flat single family homes.
This neighborhood is hip and lively. The students from Pratt and St. Joseph’s College enjoy a bustling nightlife full of great restaurants and bars. The streets are always a bit crowded here, but that means they are full of life.
The brownstones here are good for families as well. The neighborhood can be a bit loud, but nothing that’s too disruptive. That said, most of the people living here are on the younger side, meaning this area is fun, but not really calm.
This area has many good schools and easy access to hospitals and activities that are good for children. That said, most of the people who live here are young and lively. Clinton Hill might not be the quietest neighborhood, but it’s safe and the homes are big. All in all, Clinton Hill is pretty good for families.
The New York City subway system provides access to Clinton Hill via the A, C, and G trains.
Biking is extremely popular in this neighborhood. The students here love staying in shape and the bike lanes here make for easy navigation. There are plenty of Citi Bike docking stations for your convenience.
Driving is pretty popular here too. Streets are wide, traffic is never too bad, and parking is ample.
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Clinton Hill is located within 11205. This area currently has 44,818 residents in 15,604 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 30.
When looking at residents older than 25, around 21.45% have graduated from high school, 23.60% have a bachelor's degree, and 18.35% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 59.5% and the median income in this zipcode is $47,437.
At least 78.13% of those living in this zipcode are renting their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 36 minutes.
Geographically, 11205 is a part of Kings County, New York. This county is currently home to 2,606,852 residents, or 938,803 households with a median income of $50,640. Kings County, New York residents have a median age of 35 and 70.55% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Kings County, New York is a part of the greater New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area is currently home to a population 18,812,161 across 6,707,347 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $68,319 and median age of 38. In general, at least 50.07% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.