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…
Boerum Hill Apartments
Two shopping options in the area are Urban Outfitters and Macy's. There is also a Brooklyn Fare here. Luanne's Wild Ginger All-asian Vegan and Shake Shack - Downtown Brooklyn are some of the restaurants in the area. The area has a number of food options, including Pok Pok Ny, Rucola, and Colonie. These are located within 778 yards. For fitness buffs, Equinox Brooklyn Heights is 310 yards away.