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Clarkson Avenue and Nostrand
Flatbush, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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By Tisha Logan, 16 hours ago
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948 New York Avenue, Apt 2C
Flatbush, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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By Nate, 15 hours ago
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885 Rogers
Flatbush, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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Clarkson Avenue
Flatbush, Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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Just below Prospect Park is the residential neighborhood of Flatbush. Quiet and calm, yet still close to the action, Flatbush is a popular neighborhood with families and young professionals alike due to its proximity to the park, fabulous restaurants, and easy access to other parts of the city.

Flatbush Apartments

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Fun Facts and History of Flatbush

Established in 1651, Flatbush went by the name of “Midwout” when it was still a young Dutch Colony. Once the British took over in 1664, Flatbush became the central area of the new King’s County, even being named the county seat. It would remain this way through the 1700’s and most of the 1800’s being a large hub for merchants and farmers.

Flatbush was incorporated into the larger city of Brooklyn in 1894 and subsequently turned into a residential neighborhood after 1898 when Brooklyn became a borough in the Greater New York City. Construction on new apartment complexes, mostly mid-rise art deco buildings, happened quickly as subway lines came to the area and opened it up to a larger portion of the population.

The neighborhood was so popular that it became the home to the Brooklyn Dodgers until 1958. However, due to several financial crises and a lack of aid from the city, Flatbush fell into disrepair. Many buildings were abandoned and crime rose until the 1990’s, when the city started paying attention to it again. Since the rejuvenation efforts of the 90’s, Flatbush has had a resurgence in popularity, even being named one of New York’s Next Hot Neighborhoods by the New York Times in 2016.

Flatbush Buildings

While Flatbush has seen a few high rises built in recent years, the vast majority of buildings are mid-rise apartment complexes and row houses. Most structures don’t go past six stories, leaving the Flatbush skyline a bit flat.

Atmosphere of Flatbush

Flatbush is a more quiet, suburban neighborhood. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops here, but the night life is not nearly as prominent as other parts of Brooklyn. This area is very relaxed, which is why it’s popular with families and young professionals who prefer a night in.

Many delicious restaurants line the streets of this neighborhood, making it a very popular area for friends to get brunch. These brunches are as raucous as the area gets. Even the bars that are here have a more relaxed vibe to them, hosting some music or comedy events every once in a while. All in all, Flatbush is a chill place where people can rest from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city.

Family Score for Flatbush

Flatbush is an extremely safe area that’s close to a ton of great schools, hospitals, and parks. It’s an idyllic family neighborhood whether you’re just starting out or if you want to find a home with more space. Quiet and friendly, Flatbush is a great spot for families.

Notable Schools in Flatbush
  • Brooklyn College
  • Cortelyou Academy
  • P.S. 217 Colonel David Marcus School

Notable Residents of Flatbush
  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg: Supreme Court Justice
  • Bernie Sanders: Senator
  • Barbara Streisand: Actor and Singer

Transportation Options in Flatbush

The New York City subway has several train lines that service Flatbush. The 2 and 5 trains land you on the western side of the neighborhood while the B and Q trains will take you straight through it.

Biking is also extremely popular in the area due to a lack of traffic, generous bike lanes, and a good number of Citi Bike docking stations.

Driving is also very popular here. There’s not much traffic, the roads are wide, and there’s ample parking. If you’re lucky, you might even land a brownstone with a garage.

Landmarks and Neighborhood Treasures of Flatbush
  • Brooklyn College
  • Flatbush Reformed Church
  • Erasmus Hall (Oldest High School in the city)

Act Like a Local in Flatbush
  • Head down to Little Haiti to absorb some fun culture and eat amazing food.
  • Take a stroll through the southern part of Prospect Park on a sunny afternoon.
  • Want to see some live music? Head to the King’s Theater for an experience you’ll never forget.
  • Want to relax with a nice cup of coffee? Head to Cafe Madeline for a hot drink and chill vibe.
  • Want some of the freshest food in the city? The Farm on Adderley provides farm to table service in a rustic setting that everyone can enjoy.

Read About Flatbush

Learn More About Flatbush
For those interested, Flatbush currently has 245 residential listings advertised on the market for rent. Listings for rent in this area typically have an median of 800 square feet. From data that we've compiled, listings range from $2,550 in the lower quartile to $3,400 in the upper quartile. Generally speaking, the median rental price is around $2,850 or $44 / sqft. For those interested in renting a listing in Flatbush, there are currently 21 studio, 61 one-bedroom, 109 two-bedroom, 48 three-bedroom, and 6 four+ bedroom apartments available for rent.
For your convenience, we've included a more detailed breakdown of rental pricing by median bedroom sizes here:
Bedrooms Rent Rent / sqft
Studio $2,489 $65
1 BR $2,750 $44
2 BR $2,995 $45
3 BR $3,050 $31
4+ BR $3,489 $44

We make sure to refresh our rental listings every hour in order to provide you with the newest and most up-to-date inventory available on the market.

Flatbush is located within Kings County, New York. This area currently has 2,606,852 residents in 938,803 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 county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 35.

When looking at residents older than 25, around 25.80% have graduated from high school, 20.68% have a bachelor's degree, and 13.40% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 57.8% and the median income in this county is $50,640.

At least 70.55% of those living in this county are renting their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 42 minutes.

Geographically, Kings County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 38 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.

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