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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 42,154. Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is in Kings County. Living in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens are above average.
About Prospect-Lefferts Gardens...
Population
42,154

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$802,050
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,372
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    85%
  • Own
    15%
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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
    1,000.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    185
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,189.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,049
National
$55,322
Families with Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Reviews

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Prospect-Lefferts Gardens has a real community feel to it. The people in the neighborhood are connected and support each other. There are a couple grocery stores, a handful of bodegas, lots of great food and coffee - shout out to Loud Baby Cafe and IX Restaurant! It's just down the street from Prospect Park, which is great for picnics, walks, runs, bike rides, and free concerts in the summer! It's about a 15 minute commute to downtown Brooklyn, and 20-30 minute commute to lower Manhattan.
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The area of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is diverse. Housing includes 2 family homes as well as luxury and moderate apartment complexes. Kings County Hospital, Downstate Medical Center, Kingsborough Jewish Medical Center, several Fire Stations and many unique small businesses. There are robust ethnic communities made up of African Amer., Jewish, Spanish and Caribbean neighbors. Many Elementary, Middle schools and High Schools with a large areas for sports. Wingate Park that holds concerts each summer and has a large track and ball field. Constant police presence for security, MTA buses run frequently across from downtown Bklyn to East NY and along Flatbush Ave and subway trains with several stops along Nostrand Ave. There are 2 public libraries, Target, banks, countless large chain and mom-n-pop supermarkets, bodegas, delis, hair and nail salons, various restaurants, bars, hardware stores, fitness centers and clothing stores. Parking is generous and mostly easy to find a space.
Very nice for families, has a lot of diversity! Everyone within the community is very nice and respectful. There's a lot of opportunities to try something new and explore. There's a lot to do in the neighborhood from the zoo, to the garden, to even festivals held at the park.