Clinton Hill

With a rich history and a diverse community, Clinton Hill offers a unique blend of elegance and creativity.

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Clinton Hill: A Blend of Elegance and Creativity in Brooklyn


Welcome to Clinton Hill

Nestled between Bedford-Stuyvesant and Fort Greene, Clinton Hill is a Brooklyn neighborhood renowned for its tree-lined streets, historic architecture, and a vibrant arts scene. With a rich history and a diverse community, Clinton Hill offers a unique blend of elegance and creativity. Join us as we explore the highlights of this dynamic Brooklyn enclave.

Getting There

Clinton Hill is easily accessible by subway, with the G train stopping at stations like Clinton-Washington Avenues and Classon Avenue. Its central location allows for convenient access to neighboring areas, making it a well-connected community within Brooklyn.

Pratt Institute: A Creative Hub

At the heart of Clinton Hill sits the Pratt Institute, a prestigious art and design school. The campus not only contributes to the neighborhood's artistic atmosphere but also features the Pratt Sculpture Park, an outdoor space showcasing contemporary artworks accessible to the public.

Brownstone Beauty and Historic Architecture

One of Clinton Hill's defining features is its well-preserved brownstone architecture. Stroll along the tree-lined streets to admire the elegant facades and historic buildings, such as the Pratt Mansion and the Clinton Hill Historic District, known for its Victorian and Renaissance Revival-style homes.

Cultural Gems: BAM and More

Clinton Hill is in close proximity to cultural institutions, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in neighboring Fort Greene. BAM hosts an array of performances, from theater and dance to film and music, contributing to the neighborhood's vibrant arts scene.

Myrtle Avenue: Dining and Shopping

Myrtle Avenue serves as a bustling corridor with a mix of dining and shopping options. Explore local boutiques, discover unique finds at vintage shops, and indulge in diverse cuisines at restaurants like Putnam's Pub & Cooker or The Finch, adding to the neighborhood's culinary diversity.

Fort Greene Park: Outdoor Recreation

While not within Clinton Hill's borders, Fort Greene Park is easily accessible and offers a nearby green escape. Residents can enjoy outdoor activities, picnics, and community events in this historic park, creating a seamless connection between the two neighborhoods.

Community Engagement

Clinton Hill boasts a strong sense of community, with local organizations and events fostering connection among residents. Community gardens, farmers' markets, and neighborhood clean-ups contribute to the area's vibrant and engaged atmosphere.

Clinton Hill Historic District

Much of Clinton Hill is part of the Clinton Hill Historic District, recognized for its architectural significance. The district showcases a mix of architectural styles, including Italianate and Romanesque Revival, preserving the neighborhood's historical charm.

Community Events

Clinton Hill comes alive with events that bring residents together, such as the annual Arts & Letters cultural festival. Local businesses, artists, and community organizations collaborate to celebrate the neighborhood's diversity and creativity.

Final Thoughts

Clinton Hill invites you to explore its historic streets, embrace its artistic spirit, and become part of a community that values both elegance and creativity. Whether admiring the brownstone architecture, engaging with cultural institutions, or enjoying the local businesses, Clinton Hill exemplifies the dynamic and diverse character of Brooklyn.


Around Clinton Hill, NY

There's plenty to do around Clinton Hill, 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 NYFoodBox, Cuffie Ridge Vegan Café, and Lionheart.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.05 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.37 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.31 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.52 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.39 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Clinton Hill, NY

31,170 people live in Clinton Hill, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $73,084. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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36 years

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Schools in Clinton Hill, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Clinton Hill. 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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Ps 11 Purvis J Behan
PreK - 5th
Urban Assembly Unison School (The)
6th - 8th
Bethel Elementary School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ps 56 Lewis H Latimer
PreK - 5th
Benjamin Banneker Academy
9th - 12th
Achievement First Endeavor Charter School
K - 8th
William T Dillon Child Study Center
PreK - K
No rating available
Community Partnership Charter School
PreK - 8th
Ps 270 Johann Dekalb
PreK - 5th
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
Queen Of All Saints Catholic Academy
K - 8th
No rating available
Brooklyn Free School
PreK - 12th
No rating available

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