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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Flatbush is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 111,155. Flatbush is in Kings County. Living in Flatbush offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Flatbush there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Flatbush and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Flatbush are above average.
About Flatbush...
Population
111,155

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$444,315
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,361
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    86%
  • Own
    14%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    850.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    200.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    116
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,036.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,785
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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I love living in Flatbush. It's close to trains and transportation that will take you to major spots in downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan. There is plenty of restaurants, shopping around the area. The area has good high school, Midwood HS, and located close to James Madison high School. Plenty of good Elementary schools and Brooklyn College is located in this neighborhood as well. Flatbush Junction is a very safe neighborhood, however there are still pockets of Flatbush that are dangerous. Considering it's only a few train stops from Downtown Brooklyn, is very affordable to live here in comparison to other parts of Brooklyn such as Borough Hall, Cobble Hill, Williamsburg, Greenpoint.
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A good mix of friendly people (mostly Caribbean, Asian, Latinx, and European) create an authentic and vibrant place to visit and live. My grandmom lived here when my mom was young, so there's many stories about the changing over the years. As of today, there are lots of delicious places to eat, hang out and shop just below Prospect Park. Some Highlights are Kings Theater for live music performances, the Flatbush Food Coop, newly opened Greenlight Book Store with author events and book clubs, and so many restaurants! My personal faves are Bay Leaf for Indian, Zen Vegetarian for Chinese and Parkside for fancy pizza.
Close to the park, quiet tree lined streets, safe, proximity to great schools, Lots of shopping on Church Ave and Flatbush Ave. Lots of History with places liek Erasmus Hall and the Flatbush reformed church and world class entertainment at the Kings Theatre. On one block it will feel like you are in the middle of the suburbs, on the next you feel like you are in the middle of the big city. Its a great place to raise a family.