Park Slope Real Estate
A quiet, serene, residential oasis in central Brooklyn
Park Slope is one of Brooklyn's largest and most desirable neighborhoods thanks to its proximity to the scenic Prospect Park, elegant homes, family-friendly recreation areas, arts and culture, high-end shopping, and artsy vibe. It's bordered by Boerum Hill to the west, Prospect Heights to the north, Greenwood Cemetery to the south, and Prospect Park to the east.
Park Slope's idyllic, tree-lined streets are adorned by picturesque, historical brownstones, stately property from upscale condos, and luxury apartments and lofts. Multi-family homes for sale are also common to find and highly sought after by buyers searching in Brooklyn, NY. The neighborhood is highly accessible, and anywhere you live in Park Slope, you're less than a 10-minute walk from the Subway and no more than 30-40 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by train.
What to Love
- Organic food markets
- Beautiful brownstones and tree-lined streets
- Lots of outdoor public spaces
- Community-oriented vibe
Park Slope is home to a laid-back, tight-knit community. Residents know their neighbors here and love the small-town feel, community vibe, and stroller-friendly sidewalks. The neighborhood is peaceful and offers a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of the city without sacrificing upscale amenities. The lifestyle in this community is what attracts new residents to the area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue are Park Slope’s main shopping and dining hubs offering a large selection of restaurants and bars, boutiques, thrift stores, home décor, and toy stores. For shopping, head to Life Boutique Thrift to sift through its designer items, antique furniture, art, books, hats, and more, Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store for whimsical gifts, or Beacon's Closet for vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. If you need to pick up a new book, check out the Community Bookstore. Don't forget to shop for fresh farm produce and food at the Down to Earth Farmer's Market outside Old Stone House.
When shopping fatigue sets in, head to Gorilla Coffee for espresso and drip coffee brewed from house-roasted beans, eat frozen yogurt at Culture, or stop by The Chocolate Room, where you can feast on delightful desserts while sipping a steaming cup of hot cocoa.
Head to Al Di La Trattoria if you're in the mood for a hearty Italian meal, or hit up Miriam for brunch and enjoy authentic Israeli dishes. Check out The VSpot for some delicious vegan, kosher, and gluten-free fare with Latin accents, or stop by Bogota Latin Bistro, Brooklyn's hottest Latin restaurant, where you’ll enjoy pan-Latin favorites like bandeja de paisa, empanadas, and arroz con pollo.
For happy hour, order a cocktail at Blueprint and take it to the back patio for incredible views of the New York City skyline. If you're a wine lover, head to Brookvin and enjoy a glass of wine in the back garden, which features hanging lights and lush greenery. Other bars to check out include The Dram Shop Bar, Fourth Avenue Pub, and Barbès.
Things to Do
There's a lot to do in Park Slope, but one of the most interesting places to hang out in the neighborhood is Prospect Park. The 526-acre park was designed by the same architects as Manhattan's Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted, and Calvert B. Vaux. It offers several amenities like rolling meadows, the Prospect Park Carousel, and sporting facilities like tennis centers, basketball courts, baseball fields, and soccer fields.
The park offers a myriad of activities. You can go picnicking, boating, fishing, jogging, biking, or take nature walks around the park, go horseback riding at Kensington Stables, spend a day visiting exotic animals at the Prospect Park Zoo, or catch an outdoor concert at the Lena Horne Bandshell, go skating at the LeFrak Center, or stop by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Museum, which are both situated at the north end of the park.
The New York City Department of Education serves the community of Park Slope.