Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood at the heart of brownstone Brooklyn. It was named after Charles Carroll, the first senator of Maryland during the American Revolution and for whom Carroll Park and Carroll Street were also named, and also for the the large gardens in the front of its many historic brownstones.
Carroll Gardens is bounded by DeGraw and Warren Streets to the north; Hoyt and Smith Streets to the east; the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the west; and the Gowanus Expressway to the south. Originally considered to be part of Red Hook, the neighborhood began to have its own identity after construction began on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Gowanus Expressway in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, which created a natural separation between the current neighborhood, Red Hook, and the Columbia Street Waterfront District.
The neighborhood is serviced by the F and G trains at two separate stops along Smith Street. Buyers who rely on public transportation to get to Manhattan may want to look in other neighborhoods. On the other hand, buyers who don’t rely on public transportation could find their dream home here – and it might even come with a garden!