Tourists first experience Brooklyn Heights after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, when they stop for pizza at Grimaldi’s or Juliana’s. New Yorkers, on the other hand, know Brooklyn Heights for its charming townhouses, its neighborhood vibe, and its pin-drop quiet streets. It is Brooklyn’s answer to Manhattan’s West Village, and with only one train stop separating the neighborhood from Manhattan, many would-be Manhattanites could easily find their dream home here.
Brooklyn Heights is bordered by Old Fulton Street to the north; Cadman Plaza/Court Street to the east; Atlantic Avenue to the south; and by the east river to the west. The neighborhood is Old New York at its finest. Many of the homes in the area only trade hands once every generation. Its close proximity to Downtown Brooklyn allows for convenient access to transportation, including the A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, N, and R lines, all of which are only one stop away from Manhattan. Brooklyn Heights is well-known for its excellent schools, including the highly-competitive PS 8 and the private Saint Ann’s School on Pierrepont Street. And with Brooklyn Bridge Park covering the entire western edge of the neighborhood, residents will never run out of activities in their downtime.
Just like in the West Village, buyers in Brooklyn Heights can expect to find mostly pre-war homes. New developments in the area are usually conversions of old properties that are marketed as brand new homes. If buyers absolutely must have brand new construction, they can find it in nearby Dumbo and Downtown Brooklyn.