Park Slope is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 45,089. Park Slope is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Park Slope offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Park Slope there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Park Slope and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Park Slope are above average.
Park Slope Rankings
Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.
Crime & Safety
Crime & Safety
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Top Public Schools Serving Park Slope
Stuyvesant High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY
- 890 reviews
Bronx High School of Science
- New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY
- 776 reviews
Townsend Harris High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 25, NY
- 532 reviews
High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY)
- New York City Geographic District No. 5, NY
- 150 reviews
Brooklyn Technical High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 13, NY
- 1,694 reviews
Top Private Schools in Park Slope
Park Slope Reviews
I lived in Park slope as a child and later on when I turned 18-20. The neighborhood is definitely family friendly. There are great markets close to Prospect Park. Prospect Park also has a lot of fun events in the summer. Park Slope also has multiple F stops running thru it which makes it relatively easy to get to Manhattan. All in all, I love this neighborhood!
Park Slope is a perfect neighborhood for you is you are a white, vegan mother of two. There are certain benefits to a place like this. There is always a lot of stuff going on and not necessarily just for kids. There is easy access to museums, restaurants, and of course the lovely Prospect Park. The night life could be better but there are a few bars open late and there is usually a fun place to hear live music. It is getting overpopulated especially by the type of person I mentioned earlier. The public parks are positively overflowing during the day and I think no matter where you are there will be at least one stroller within sight. The biggest negative is the cost of living. Not only has the real estate skyrocketed in value but most restaurants and boutiques are ridiculously overpriced. This has driven many people out of the neighborhood and decreased diversity. It’s a visually appealing neighborhood but I will say it is much more enjoyable if you have money and kids.
I've lived in Park Slope my whole life. It's now filled with yuppies, toddlers, former hippies and wannabe hipster teenagers compared to 20 years ago during the pre-gentrification era. Some might say Park Slope is more than a neighborhood, it's a lifestyle. Park Slope is an extremely overpriced neighborhood from restaurants to boutiques. The only way I can accurately describe Park Slope is a modestly-pretentious upper class neighborhood where you'll get shunned if someone has the slightest inclination that you aren't from there.