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Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights

Located in the northwest part of NYC, Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. The area is traditionally surrounded by Washington Avenue from the east, Flatbush Avenue from the west, Eastern Parkway from the south and Atlantic Avenue from the north. As compared to the other neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Prospect Heights is smaller and is famous for its tree-lined streets and cultural diversity.

Over the last decade, Prospect Heights has undergone demographic change as the neighborhood is filled with brownstones and older buildings which are still under construction.

Population

According to the US census of 2010, the population of Prospect Heights was 19,849 which is 1% more as compared to the population of 2000. The density of the neighborhood is 53,500/sq mi; 20,700/km2 and its total area is 96.03 ha. Almost half of the population here is White and other ethnic groups include Native American, African American, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander.

Adjacent Neighborhoods

Fort Greene, Crown Heights and Park Slope.

Buildings – Flat or Tall?

Prospect Heights, as mentioned before, is a small residential neighborhood with a mix of high rises and old-fashioned apartments. Development of new condos is in progress and it is an ideal place for family starters.

Finding an affordable housing apartment in Prospect Heights is not much difficult. You will find a row of multi-level brownstones at Atlantic Avenue and plenty of high-rises near Grand Army Plaza. As compared to Fort Greene and Park Slope, prices of the rental apartments are quite low here.  

History

Present-day Prospect Heights which was a hilly wooded area used as a vantage point by George Washington played an important role in the Battle of Brooklyn. In the 1630s, the area was settled by Dutch farmers. Prospect Heights was the least populous area when Brooklyn incorporated as a city in 1834. As a culturally diverse neighborhood, Prospect Heights has the roots of Greek, Italian, Jewish and German culture.

What’s here?

Modern-day Prospect Heights is a mixture of small business owners, working professionals, and young graduates. In recent years, the neighborhood has become a first choice for the renters. The area is filled with single-family buildings which makes it a residential hub. While living in Prospect Heights, you will enjoy live music, BYOB restaurants, nightlife scenes, and communal workspace.

Leaving the neighborhood? No problem, as Prospect Heights is transit hub you will easily get to the city within no time. Foodies and culture enthusiasts will never get bored here as the neighborhood offers places like museums, trendy eateries and green spaces.

Fashion followers will find this place admirable as Prospect Heights hosts many popular shops like O.N.A and 1 of a Find. Nightlife lovers can spend their time at Franny’s Pizza and Flatbush Farm. Prospect Park adds a lot of value to Prospect Heights as the Park attracts walkers and joggers.

Barclays Center which rivals Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden is the most publicized addition to Prospect Heights. One of the biggest attractions of Prospect Heights is its diverse culture as locals enjoy a blend of communities and cultures here.