Classy and hip, Cobble Hill is a neighborhood with beautiful brownstones and great restaurants. Surrounded by Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, and Brooklyn Heights, this is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the borough.
When Cobble Hill was colonized by the Dutch, the area was used as farmland and a fort. The fort would stay standing throughout the American Revolution, and was one of the places George Washington retreated to after the Battle of Long Island.
Cobble Hill was made part of Brooklyn in 1834. In the 1850’s, Brooklyn became extremely popular, and Cobble Hill built a ton of row houses that are still standing to this day. By the 1880’s, Cobble Hill was packed with middle and upper class residents.
Cobble Hill escaped most of the negative moments NYC faced during the 20th century. An influx of immigrants kept the neighborhood afloat during the depression and a revitalization effort saw brownstones being fixed up before the movement was popular everywhere else. Today, these historic districts are pristine, and Cobble Hill is still a wildly popular neighborhood.
With little to no high rises in sight, Cobble Hill is a flat area. The historic districts here are mostly row houses and mid-rise apartment complexes. It’s very rare to find a building that’s over six stories in Cobble Hill.
Cobble Hill is a very trendy area. The streets are lined with cafes and restaurants and the buildings are pristine. The population is equal parts families and young professionals, so there’s always a sense of freshness to the neighborhood.
While there are several classy bars in the area, the nightlife here is very calm. This is not a party neighborhood, rather a place to gather and commune. The neighborhood is very inviting, and seems to encourage celebrations of history.
Cobble Hill is ideal for families. The schools are good, crime is very rare, and hospitals are close by. There are plenty of nearby activities for families to do as well. Calm and peaceful, Cobble Hill is a great place to raise a family.
While there are no direct train lines to Cobble Hill, the subway will still get you close if you take the 4, 5, F, or G trains.
Biking is very popular here. The streets are wide and the traffic is light. The people who live here love to stay in shape.
Driving is also popular here. The lack of traffic and ample parking make navigating this area easy.
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Cobble Hill is located within 11201. This area currently has 60,061 residents in 26,303 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 35.
When looking at residents older than 25, around 10.68% have graduated from high school, 34.51% have a bachelor's degree, and 36.26% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 65.5% and the median income in this zipcode is $109,472.
At least 63.74% 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 33 minutes.
Geographically, 11201 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.