Boerum Hill is a small neighborhood in northwest Brooklyn that begins where Downtown Brooklyn ends. It is named for the colonial farm of the Boerum family, who occupied most of the area in the mid-18th century. Most notably, Simon Boerum represented New York in the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775.
The neighborhood is bounded by Court Street/Boerum Place to the west; Schermerhorn Street/Flatbush Avenue to the north; Fourth Avenue to the east; and Baltic Street to the south. Most of the neighborhood’s buildings are protected by landmarks and historic districts. Buyers in Boerum Hill can expect to find historic brownstones, townhouses, and low-rise multi-family apartment buildings.
There is a wealth of public transportation for such a small neighborhood. The area is serviced by the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, B, C, F, G, and Q trains. Notable attractions include many independent boutiques, restaurants, art galleries owned by local artists, and close proximity to the Barclays Center, which is home to the Brooklyn Nets.