Park Slope is almost like the Upper East Side of Brooklyn. It’s the borough’s premier residential neighborhood thanks to its mix of historic architecture, fantastic public (and private) schools, close proximity to Prospect Park, and top-quality restaurants and shops. If you’re looking for a place that you can call home, then Park Slope is for you.
Park Slope is bounded by Flatbush Avenue to the north; Fourth Avenue to the west; Prospect Park West to the east; and Prospect Expressway to the south. Its main selling point is Prospect Park, which you can think of as Brooklyn’s version of Central Park. Restaurants and shops can be found on Seventh, Fifth, and Fourth Avenues; while the side streets, Sixth Avenue, Eighth Avenue, and Prospect Park West are almost exclusively made up of residential homes. The neighborhood is perfect for walking, but commuters still have many options for transportation, including the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, F, G, and R trains.
Other points of interest include Grand Army Plaza, the Park Slope Food Coop, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Brooklyn Museum. In 2010, Park Slope was ranked the number one neighborhood in New York (Manhattan included!) by New York Magazine.
The character of the neighborhood changes to the south of 9th Street. This section is considered South Slope and it’s where buyers looking for new construction should focus their attention. South Slope does not have the same historic district restrictions as the rest of the neighborhood. That means developers can build shiny new condos in South Slope, while homes farther north are generally going to be pre-war brownstones and multi-family apartment buildings.