Originally known for drugs, prostitution and crime, Boerum Hill has become the model of some of the positive effects of gentrification. Boerum Hill is now clean, safe and family-friendly and is a irresistible location for those looking to rent their new apartment/home in a "quiet and residential", "friendly and tight-knit" and "hip and vibrant" neighborhood. The area is easily accessible via subway and is known it's many great shops and eateries along Atlantic Avenue, Smith and Court streets. Most of the neighborhood inventory consists of pre-war housing stock although there have been more mid-rise and high-rise buildings in development over the years.
Neighborhood: Boerum Hill
Population Density: More densely populated than either Brooklyn or New York in the aggregate. Heavily residential, with lots of families.
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Gowanus, Fort Greene
Public Transit: F,G (Bergen St) / M, R (Union St)
What's Here?: In a word, Boerum Hill is…