Boerum Hill

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Boerum Hill: Brooklyn's Artistic Enclave

 

Welcome to Boerum Hill

Nestled between Cobble Hill, Gowanus, and Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill is a captivating neighborhood known for its artistic flair, historic architecture, and a vibrant mix of local businesses. Join us as we explore the highlights of this unique Brooklyn enclave.

Getting There

Boerum Hill is easily accessible, with subway stations including Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center (multiple lines) and Bergen Street (F and G trains). Whether arriving by public transportation or taking a leisurely walk from neighboring areas, Boerum Hill welcomes you with its eclectic charm.

Historic Brownstones and Tree-Lined Streets

One of Boerum Hill's defining features is its tree-lined streets and impeccably preserved brownstone homes. Take a stroll along Bond Street, Hoyt Street, or Dean Street to admire the architecture and experience the neighborhood's historic charm.

Atlantic Avenue: Shop and Stroll

Atlantic Avenue serves as the neighborhood's main commercial thoroughfare, offering a mix of boutique shops, vintage stores, and eclectic finds. Explore independent bookshops like Books Are Magic, discover unique home goods at Beam, and indulge in artisanal chocolates at Nunu Chocolates.

Smith Street Culinary Delights

Smith Street is Boerum Hill's culinary epicenter, boasting a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and eateries. Enjoy farm-to-table dining at French Louie, savor Southern comfort food at The Finch, or grab a coffee at Hungry Ghost for a taste of the neighborhood's culinary diversity.

Arts and Culture

Boerum Hill has a thriving arts scene, with galleries and performance spaces contributing to the neighborhood's creative energy. Visit Invisible Dog Art Center for contemporary art exhibitions or catch a live performance at Roulette, a multidisciplinary arts venue.

Carroll Gardens: Neighborly Vibes

Bordering Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens extends a neighborly feel with its charming streets and community gardens. Explore the local shops on Court Street and enjoy the green spaces in Carroll Park, creating a seamless blend of two adjacent Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Barclays Center: Entertainment Hub

Home to the Brooklyn Nets and a host of entertainment events, Barclays Center adds a modern touch to Boerum Hill. Whether attending a basketball game, concert, or other live performances, the arena contributes to the neighborhood's dynamic atmosphere.

Boerum Hill Historic District

Boerum Hill is part of the Boerum Hill Historic District, recognized for its architectural significance. The district encompasses a variety of building styles, including Greek Revival and Italianate, providing a rich tapestry of historic structures.

Community Events

Boerum Hill comes alive with community events, including street fairs, art walks, and cultural festivals. The Boerum Hill Association actively engages residents in community initiatives and works to preserve the neighborhood's unique character.

Final Thoughts

Boerum Hill invites you to experience the fusion of artistic expression, historic elegance, and a strong sense of community. Whether exploring the historic streets, discovering hidden gems on Atlantic Avenue, or immersing yourself in the local arts scene, Boerum Hill offers a Brooklyn experience that is both dynamic and distinctive. Embrace the creativity and warmth of this eclectic neighborhood where every corner tells a story of Brooklyn's diverse and ever-evolving spirit.

 
 
 

Around Boerum Hill, NY

There's plenty to do around Boerum Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
95
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including NYFoodBox, Cuffie Ridge Vegan Café, and Welcome Home.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.63 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.25 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.43 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.5 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Boerum Hill, NY

19,694 people live in Boerum Hill, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $82,341. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

19,694

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$82,341

Average individual Income

Schools in Boerum Hill, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Boerum Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Cobble Hill School Of American Studies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Brooklyn High School Of The Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Brooklyn Frontiers High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 369 Coy L Cox School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 6th
No rating available
Ps 38 Pacific (The)
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ps 261 Philip Livingston
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Math And Science Exploratory School (The)
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Khalil Gibran International Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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