Neighborhood Guides

Cobble Hill

Long known for its shady blocks and peaceful brownstone vibe, Cobble Hill has always been popular with families and is increasingly becoming a destination for upscale Manhattanites looking for a bit of the bucolic Brooklyn lifestyle.

At a Glance

Cobble Hill is a beautiful, solidly upper middle class neighborhood that touts some of the borough's most expensive real estate. Despite the abundance of seven-figure homes, Cobble Hill has small-town vibe evident in the mom-and-pop stores and Italian influences that dot Court Street. Walk down the sunny commercial strip and you'll pass the local butcher, the baker and the fishmonger - all family-run and equally popular among local residents and foodies from far and wide. On the residential side streets, the houses tend to be large brick townhouses and brownstones owned by single families. The facades and window boxes are well maintained and carefully cared after. This is a neighborhood where homeownership is a luxury and residents take that responsibility to heart. The blocks are clean, the community associations active and the lifestyle warm and genteel.    


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The Mood

Cobble Hill’s quiet streets and intimate feel make it popular with families looking for a place where kids can play on the stoop and neighbors will know your name.

Heart of the Neighborhood

Court Street, with its many independent retailers, has always been the heart of the neighborhood. Now the street is dotted with upscale coffee shops, designer boutiques and carefully curated bookshops.

Neighborhood Quirk

Along with the traditional brownstones, Cobble Hill homes also include Victorian schoolhouses turned into lofts, former carriage houses and Gothic Revival churches converted into condos.

Best Perk

Cobble Hill has tons of unique and long-standing independent retailers like BookCourt, Cobble Hill Cinemas, Staubitz Meats and Sahadi’s Grocery.

Biggest Downside

Inventory and turnover is low. As a result, real estate prices in Cobble Hill are high and keep on climbing.

By the Numbers

Cobble Hill is one Brooklyn's most expensive neighborhoods. Its beautifully renovated, well-maintained townhouses ask upwards of $3M and are highly coveted by those who can afford them and the envy of those who can't.

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Food & Drink

Tucked in among the small residential side streets of Cobble Hill are many acclaimed restaurants that seamlessly blend cozy, neighborhood vibes with refined menus and interiors.

La Vara


Relaxed Spanish restaurant which serves unique Moorish and Jewish inspired tapas.


Japanese, Sushi Bars

Quiet Japanese restaurant where the excellent sushi specials change daily.



A neighborhood staple, Joya is a boisterous, affordable, and always delicious Thai restaurant.

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