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Carroll Gardens: A Tranquil Oasis in the Heart of Brooklyn


Welcome to Carroll Gardens

Nestled between Gowanus and Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens is a charming and picturesque neighborhood known for its tree-lined streets, historic brownstones, and a vibrant community atmosphere. Join us as we explore the highlights of this delightful Brooklyn enclave.

Getting There

Carroll Gardens is easily accessible by subway, with the F and G trains stopping at Carroll Street. The neighborhood is also well-connected by bus routes, making it a convenient destination for residents and visitors alike.

Historic Brownstones and Quaint Streets

Carroll Gardens is renowned for its rows of well-preserved brownstone homes and charming streets. Take a leisurely stroll along Carroll Street, Clinton Street, and President Street to admire the architecture and experience the neighborhood's tranquil residential charm.

Smith Street: A Culinary Haven

Smith Street is the heartbeat of Carroll Gardens' culinary scene. Indulge in Italian delights at Frankie's 457, savor artisanal pizzas at Lucali, or enjoy a cozy brunch at Buttermilk Channel. The street offers a diverse array of dining options, making it a food lover's paradise.

Carroll Park: Green Oasis

Carroll Park is the neighborhood's central green space, offering a peaceful retreat for residents. With playgrounds, sports facilities, and a seasonal farmers' market, the park provides a serene backdrop for relaxation and community gatherings.

Court Street Shopping

Court Street complements the residential charm with its boutique shops and local businesses. Explore Carroll Gardens' unique retail scene, from independent bookstores like BookCourt (now replaced by Books Are Magic) to specialty shops offering curated selections of home goods and gifts.

Carroll Gardens Historic District

Carroll Gardens is part of the Carroll Gardens Historic District, known for its cohesive architecture and cultural significance. The district showcases a mix of Italianate and Greek Revival-style buildings, contributing to the neighborhood's timeless appeal.

Community Vibes

Carroll Gardens exudes a strong sense of community, with tree-lined streets providing a welcoming backdrop for local gatherings and events. The Carroll Gardens Association plays a pivotal role in preserving the neighborhood's character and organizing community initiatives.

Transit-Friendly Living

Beyond its charming aesthetics, Carroll Gardens offers convenient access to public transportation, making it an ideal location for commuters. The F and G subway lines provide quick connections to Manhattan, emphasizing the neighborhood's accessibility.

Carroll Street Bridge

The Carroll Street Bridge, a historic retractile bridge, is a distinctive feature connecting Carroll Gardens to Gowanus. The bridge adds a touch of industrial charm to the neighborhood and provides a picturesque backdrop for photos.

Final Thoughts

Carroll Gardens invites you to experience a blend of historic elegance, community warmth, and culinary delights. Whether enjoying a leisurely afternoon in Carroll Park, exploring the boutiques on Court Street, or savoring the flavors of Smith Street, Carroll Gardens offers a tranquil oasis in the heart of Brooklyn. Embrace the serenity and community spirit that make this neighborhood a cherished gem in the borough's diverse tapestry.

Around Carroll Gardens, NY

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

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Points of Interest

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

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.22 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.39 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.82 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.89 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Carroll Gardens, NY

20,891 people live in Carroll Gardens, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $91,288. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37 years

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Schools in Carroll Gardens, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Carroll Gardens. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Brooklyn New School-Ps 146 (The)
PreK - 5th
International School Of Brooklyn
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ps 58 Carroll (The)
PreK - 5th
Brooklyn Collaborative Studies
6th - 12th
Digital Arts And Cinema Technology High School
9th - 12th
Cobble Hill School Of American Studies
9th - 12th
Boerum Hill School For International Studies (The)
6th - 12th
Success Academy Charter School-Cobble Hill
K - 4th

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