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Top 8 Best Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

Finding the best neighborhoods in Brooklyn can be a challenge, especially considering that it’s the largest borough in New York City. Here are our Top 8 Best Neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

Park Slope

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom$2,600
Unique Neighborhood FeaturesPedestrian Friendly, picturesque, high-end, Prospect Park nearby
DiversityNot very diverse compared to other surrounding neighborhoods
Crime (Areavibes Ranking)B+

Park Slope Brooklyn is a very well-rounded neighborhood that has idyllic, tree-lined streets with picturesque, historical brownstones housing a laid-back, open-minded community of young professionals and local families.

park slope brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights / DUMBO

Brooklyn Bridge as seen from Brooklyn Heights

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom$4,270
Unique Neighborhood FeaturesWalkable to Manhattan, lively, cobblestone streets
DiversityModerately diverse
Crime (Niche Ranking)C+

The Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass or DUMBO neighborhood, also known as Brooklyn Heights, is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in New York. The neighborhood sits right on the Harlem River, with Manhattan just a quick walk away, over the Brooklyn Bridge. The cobblestone streets and brick row houses add to the neighborhood’s charm.


williamsburg brooklyn

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom$3,500
Unique Neighborhood FeaturesVery hip and lively, Great Central Location, A little bit of everything to offer
DiversityModerately Diverse
Crime (Areavibes Ranking)F

For those with a creative bent, the L train is waiting to take you to Williamsburg. The hipster, almost-gritty Brooklyn neighborhood is mostly crowded with artistic types who spend their time in the cool coffee joints or in Brooklyn Bowl, where live music, cocktails and bowling brighten up the nights.

You also get to shop at the boutiques on Bedford Avenue. Since Williamsburg is a waterfront community you can easily use the East River Ferry to take you to Midtown or Wall Street. New condos in Williamsburg are spacious and give you total value for money. There are so many reasons to move to Williamsburg Brooklyn.


View of Manhattan from Buckwick rooftop

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom$2,742
Unique Neighborhood FeaturesDiverse hub for artists, musicians and other creative-types
Crime (Areavibes ranking)F

The vibrant and ultra-diverse neighborhood of Bushwick is home to the city’s creative-types. There are so many reasons to love Bushwick. Metropolis Moving has chosen Bushwick as the location for their headquarters, so you can be assured that the neighborhood has the food, drink, and culture to rival any neighborhood in NYC.

Crown Heights

crown heights brooklyn homes

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom$2,050
Unique Neighborhood FeaturesHistorical significance, abundant green spaces, Proximity to Prospect Park
DiversityUltra Diverse
Crime (Niche Ranking)C

Crown Heights Brooklyn is a diverse and modest neighborhood with some very significant history. After the abolition of slavery in New York in the 1800s, black families chose Crown Heights as the location where they would establish their own community.

Today, the black community maintains a strong presence in the neighborhood. The community has an old-school New York vibe with summer cookouts being a regular occurrence. The neighborhood also hosts the annual West Indian American Day Carnival.

Carroll Gardens

carroll gardens thoroughfare

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom$2,600
Unique Neighborhood FeaturesOld School Vibe, Centrally Located, Family-friendly
DiversityNot very diverse compared to surrounding neighborhoods
Crime (Niche Rankings)B-

Carroll Gardens is a quaint residential neighborhood in Brooklyn that offers an abundance of artesanal shops, boutiques, and restaurants to its creative, family-oriented residents. The neighborhood is reminiscent of old-school Brooklyn. It retains a nostalgic vibe, and is a great place to raise a family.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens

prospect pond

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom$1,860
Unique Neighborhood FeaturesVibrant young people, abundant green space, tranquil suburban feel
Crime (Niche Ranking)C

Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a Brooklyn neighborhood that has a very similar feel to Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The neighborhood is vibrant and young, yet quaint and peaceful enough to feel like you’re away from the city. The main attraction here is the nearly 600 acre Prospect Park. It features sports fields, running and hiking trails, and a variety of multipurpose green spaces. Ex-Manhattanites love the neighborhood because it gives them a quaint, community feel while maintaining easy access to the rest of the city.

Windsor Terrace

prospect park during the fall

Average Rent for 1 Bedroom$2,299
Unique Neighborhood FeaturesCentral location right between Brooklyn’s 2 largest green spaces
DiversityNot as diverse as surrounding neighborhoods
Crime (Niche Rating)B-

Windsor Terrace is a wonderfully quaint residential Brooklyn neighborhood located between Prospect Park and the Greenwood Cemetery. These are both the largest green spaces in the entire borough. Because of all this green space, the neighborhood has a wonderful suburban feel.

With a slower pace, more room to stretch out, and beautiful homes with porches, gardens, and other features, you’ll quickly forget you’re in New York City. Though the area is really geared towards families looking for a slower, quieter neighborhood, an abundance of food and drink options can be found on Prospect Ave.

Movers in Brooklyn

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Now that you know more about the abundant options this borough has to offer, you’ll need a team of professional, reliable movers to get you there. Metropolis Moving has gained the reputation of being one of Brooklyn and New York City’s most courteous, careful, and friendly professional moving services.

Get a moving quote today and you’ll be on your way to living the life you envision for yourself in one of the best neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

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