With it’s amazing array of shops, elite restaurants and world-class beer and coffee (what more does anyone need?), Williamsburg offers the best in lifestyle communities. Founded in 1638 by the Dutch West India Company and incorporated as a borough of Greater New York City in 1898, Williamsburg is now a thriving community of 198,010 people. We’ve come up with a list of the top ten reasons to move to Williamsburg:
The Central Location
With a location central to both Brooklyn and Manhattan, Williamsburg is a unique combination of cultures– all the convenience of Manhattan with a more laid-back Brooklyn feel. The best part is that it’s so easy to get back and forth– whether by subway, ferry or Citi bike, there are so many ways to travel!
The Focus on Community
Williamsburg has a warm feel to it, that friendly vibe that makes a place feel like home. From your local barista to the wide variety of local shops and pubs, you’ll come to know your local shopkeepers as you settle into the relaxed lifestyle.
The waterfront in Williamsburg is easily one of the most happening places in New York City. From the Smorgasburg Market, which attracts between 20 000-30 000 people each weekend to sample the wares of over 100 of the most exquisite food vendors in the world, to the Brooklyn Outdoor Flea Market, there’s always something going on.
The food is legendary here in Williamsburg, with restaurants to satisfy even the most gourmet palate. From the classic American menu of Marlow & Sons, to the sumptuous Mexican fare at Meso Coyoacan and the exquisite Japanese flavors of Okonomi / YUJI Ramen, our world-class dining will make you want to eat out every night!
Coffee is a way of life here, and nobody does coffee like a Brooklyn barista. If you’re a coffee fanatic, you’ll fall in love with the delectable flavors, quaint shops and friendly baristas- coffee becomes a whole new experience in Williamsburg.
Love your beer? Williamsburg is a community renowned for its beer gardens and its love of craft beers– with a wide selection to serve the tastes of every type of beer drinker, you could spend your life sampling some of the best beers in the world!
Williamsburg boasts a variety of parks and green spaces of all sizes– from McCarren Park, which has a massive swimming pool, a gym, baseball, softball, a running track and two dog parks to the smaller, more meditative McGolrick Park, Williamsburg has lots to choose from for those long, leisurely days off.
The Peace and Quiet
For such a bustling neighborhood, it’s a wonder that Williamsburg manages to harbor so many quiet back streets, but there are so many lovely streets to explore off the beaten path. It really gives you that small-town feeling.
The Stoop Culture
New York’s renowned Stoop Culture is alive and well in Williamsburg, where people still spend time taking in the neighborhood by sitting out on their front stoop. Stoops really are a thing to behold in the city- spacious and colorful, they’re the perfect place to sit and really connect with friends and family.
At 26 000 square feet, the Williamsburg library is magnificent– it’s also one of Brooklyn’s largest. From literacy programs to affordable workspace for artists, the library has a variety of programs designed to support residents in their academic and artistic endeavors. There are so many reasons to love Williamsburg- with so much to offer, it’s truly one of the most engaging yet laid-back neighborhoods on the planet. At Metropolis Moving, our friendly and professional movers offer everything you need to make your move to Williamsburg go smoothly– get a quote today to plan your move, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a part of this vibrant community.