Surrounded by Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, and Georgetown, this peaceful residential neighborhood is home to some of NYC's most elite members. Though far away from the rest of the city, residents here love the privacy and space this neighborhood affords them.
Flatlands development came very late in NYC’s history. When it was colonized by the Dutch, the neighborhood was farmland, and remained that way for centuries. Annexed by Brooklyn in 1896, it soon became part of NYC in 1898 when Brooklyn became part of Greater New York City.
The area wasn’t fully developed until the 1980’s. Before then, progress was slow, with homes and historic buildings making up the majority of the neighborhood. Today, Flatlands is a haven for the wealthy and middle class of the city.
While there are a few taller buildings in Flatlands, none of them can really be described as skyscrapers. Rather, this neighborhood is flat, with most of the buildings being low to mid-rise apartment complexes, though even mid-rise ones are rare.
Flatlands is a quiet and friendly neighborhood. The reason for this calm aesthetic is because this area doesn’t get many visitors. Though welcoming to tourists, the neighborhood chooses to mostly cater to its residents.
Flatlands can almost be considered a commuter town if it weren’t part of the city. Most people who live here spend the day in Manhattan or Brooklyn and then come back after a long day's work.
Families will do very well in this neighborhood. It’s extremely safe, the schools are good, and they even have a resident hospital in Mount Sinai Brooklyn. There’s not much to do in terms of outdoor activities. However, to make up for this, most properties here have a ton of space. Families living in Flatlands will be very happy.
There are no direct subway lines to Flatlands.
Biking isn’t very popular here. It is easy to do, but there aren’t too many bike lanes and almost no Citi Bike docking stations.
Driving is the main form of transportation in Flatlands. It’s one of the only ways to enter the neighborhood and navigate it. Luckily, the traffic is light and parking is ample.
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Flatlands is located within 11234. This area currently has 95,546 residents in 32,050 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 40.
When looking at residents older than 25, around 28.62% have graduated from high school, 20.30% have a bachelor's degree, and 13.39% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 58.4% and the median income in this zipcode is $75,362.
At least 33.23% of those living in this zipcode are renting their homes. Most residents will commute to work by car with an average commute time of 46 minutes.
Geographically, 11234 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.