Leafy brownstone terraces sit next to an iconic skyline. Be in Manhattan in minutes with diverse, hip Brooklyn all around you
A creative hotbed, rooted in history, you may have to pinch yourself before it sinks in that this is home. One of the world’s most iconic neighbourhoods, stepping out of your place for class can feel like entering a film set, with leafy streets lined with brownstone terraces that pre-date the Civil War.
Home to more than 60,000 students, you’ll love the community feel of this low-rise area. Full of 19th century charm, this was New York’s first suburb and the locals are proud and protective of their neighbourhood history. An enclave for artists, writers and actors, you can seek out the former homes of Marilyn Monroe, Salvador Dali and WH Auden, alongside many other greats.
Montague Street is the main shopping area. You can browse the thrift shops, buy essentials in the chain stores and meet friends for brunch, while nearby Atlantic Avenue has a fantastic mixture of high end boutiques, antique shops and characterful cafes.
If you like jogging, cycling or simply strolling, prepare yourself for stunning views. Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Park stretch along the waterfront and, when day breaks over Brooklyn Bridge, the sun sets over the Statue of Liberty, or the lights come on in Manhattan, the views will take your breath away.
Brooklyn heights is just one subway stop to Manhattan and a shorter commute to key areas than most neighbourhoods actually on the island. You also have the rest of Brooklyn open for you to explore, from the ultra hip arts-spaces and warehouse parties to the splendid events-packed and community focused Prospect Park.