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.
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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.
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.