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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A
Downtown Brooklyn is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 14,665. Downtown Brooklyn is in Kings County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Downtown Brooklyn offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown Brooklyn there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown Brooklyn and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Downtown Brooklyn are above average.
About Downtown Brooklyn...
Population
14,665

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$813,641
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,666
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    66%
  • Own
    34%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    2,121
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    522.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    124.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    10,745.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$122,549
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I love that Downtown Brooklyn is not as busy as Manhattan seems to be. The food is great here no matter what you're in the mood in. There is the Barclays Center close by, as well as a few schools and hospitals. The shopping here is a nice touch!
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Downtown Brooklyn is an amazing place to be. I attend college in Downtown Brooklyn, and it was a great choice. I think it is a place of convenience. Within a few blocks away in all directions, you will find clothing store, shopping centers, food, attractions such as the Brooklyn/Manhattan Bridge. If you are young, it is the place to be. There are a lot of people in Downtown Brooklyn but it isn't overpopulated like Manhattan. It makes for comfortable living. All of the stores close around 11pm-12am. There is also every train you can think of which makes for easy traveling if you have an internship, a job, or if you want to visit family out of town.
Downtown Brooklyn is a changing and vibrant neighborhood. I have been apart of this community for 5 years and I see it as one of the greatest parts of Brooklyn. The people in the neighborhood is very welcoming and the schools are great. Downtown Brooklyn is home to many private schools that are diverse and excellent. The neighborhood is close to many shopping centers and many parks. It is also close to the Brooklyn Bridge which is a great attraction. It is also very close to Brooklyn Bridge Park which is assessable to everyone and a great place for kids to play sports and adults to relax. If you want a home, come to Downtown Brooklyn, and if you are just looking for a place to take amazing pictures, come to Downtown Brooklyn and see for yourself what all the buzz is about.