Located on the southeast corner of Prospect Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a peaceful residential area that is home to wide, tree-lined streets with a vibrant West Indian community. The neighborhood offers some of the city's most desirable turn-of-the-century architecture for a fraction of the price of its neighbors across the Park but the emphasis on long-term home ownership has restricted fast development and kept many homes form being divided up into individual apartments. Those…
Located on the southeast corner of Prospect Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a peaceful residential area that is home to wide, tree-lined streets with a vibrant West Indian community. The neighborhood offers some of the city's most desirable turn-of-the-century architecture for a fraction of the price of its neighbors across the Park but the emphasis on long-term home ownership has restricted fast development and kept many homes form being divided up into individual apartments. Those looking to rent their new home in Prospect Lefferts Gardens may have a harder time finding an apartment in a high-rise or luxury apartment complex due to the lack of inventory.
Neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn
Population Density: 10,7764, with a population density of approximately 77,149.00/ square mile (Brooklyn pop density is 34,917 per 2008 data)
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Crown Heights, Park Slope South, East Flatbush
Public Transit: Q/B (Prospect Park & Parkside Avenue), 2/5 (Sterling Street & Winthrop Street)
What’s Here?: Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a peaceful residential area residing on the SE corner of Prospect Park. It is home to wide, tree-lined streets and a vibrant West Indian community. Recently, the area has begun to attract an influx of families and young professionals from Manhattan and Park Slope seeking more space for their money, resulting in a flourish of new commercial and housing options. The tight-knit neighborhood has a reputation for active community participation and has recently enacted a number of neighborhood beautification projects, including one to add murals painted by local artists to unsightly facades.
Flat or Tall?: Flat. Prospect Lefferts Gardens offers some of the city’s most desirable turn-of-the-century architecture for a fraction of the price of its neighbors across the Park. The area’s emphasis on long-term homeownership has restricted fast development and kept many homes from being divided up into individual apartments.
History: The most impressive properties of the area date back to the 1890′s when James Lefferts, a descendant of Dutch settlers, divided up his family farm into what is now the Historic District. There has been some confusion since 1968, when the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association gave the entire area its current title.
Activities: Scour the main thoroughfare, Flatbush Avenue, for local goods at any number of grocery, hardware, and pharmacy stores. Head to Prospect Park for a game of volleyball or soccer in the Parade Grounds, or delight in the adorable animals cavorting at the Zoo. Pick up a stylish wardrobe at the Monk’s Trunk a vintage and children’s clothing store and take your favorite kid for a class at the Youth Arts Academy or for a tour of the impressive Brooklyn Museum. Treat yourself to an array of Caribbean delicacies at neighborhood institutions Culpeppers and De Hot Pot, or enjoy the sophisticated dining scene at Le Paddock wine bar.
Check it out: Prospect Park’s Wollman Rink, a great ice-skating venue available to the public, is available through much of the winter. In the meantime, enjoy crafts, yoga and face-painting at the Prospect Park 5-K Fun Run, which raises awareness about midwifery options in maternity care, or put your best-dressed civic foot forward for dinner, dancing and cocktails at the annual Prospect Park Alliance Ball.
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Prospect Lefferts Gardens is located within 11225. This area currently has 60,323 residents in 23,481 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 34.3.
When looking at residents older than 25, 25.08% have graduated from high school, 19.26% have a bachelor's degree, and 14.19% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 60.2% and the median income in this zipcode is $48,597.
At least 85.62% of those living in this zipcode rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 42.3 minutes.
Geographically, 11225 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 34.5 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 37.8. In general, at least 50.07% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.