Prospect Heights is a neighborhood that’s similar to its more well-known neighbor, Park Slope. Its main draw is its close proximity to Prospect Park, which lies at the southern border of the neighborhood. This stretch, which includes the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, is Brooklyn’s answer to Museum Mile on Manhattan’s Upper East Side: grand, historic architecture overlooking a massive public park.
Prospect Heights is bounded by Atlantic Avenue to the north; Flatbush Avenue to the west; Eastern Parkway to the south; and Washington Avenue to the east. Barclays Center, home to the Brooklyn Nets, lies at the northwest corner of the neighborhood. As you get closer to Prospect Park, the character of the neighborhood transforms and you will notice low-rise apartment buildings mixed in with classic brownstones.
The neighborhood is well-served by public transportation with the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, and Q trains all making stops within the neighborhood’s boundaries. The A and C lines also make stops just north of Atlantic Avenue.