Neighborhood Guides

Park Slope

A serene, residential oasis bordering Prospect Park, Park Slope is a historic gem of a neighborhood. With gorgeous brownstones, plenty of green space, a low crime rate and top-notch schools, it's the perfect place to raise a family.

At a Glance

Park Slope has a tranquil, easygoing vibe and can almost feel suburban. Strollers and children of all ages are a constant presence on sidewalks, as are shoppers patronizing local boutiques and dog walkers heading up to the park. Residents are Brooklynites through and through, and tend to be socially conscious, artistically minded and committed to their community. The neighborhood has long been a bastion for same-sex parents and families of all kinds, but young professionals are increasingly drawn to the laid-back vibe. At night, a casual restaurant scene comes alive. For anyone looking for a night out, there are plenty of beer gardens and wine bars to patronize especially in the South Slope, but  just don’t go looking for any dance clubs.    


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The Mood

Often labeled a mecca from mega-strollers, Park Slope really is ideal for families. Laid-back and unpretentious, it's a place where you get to know your neighbors.

Heart of the Neighborhood

Prospect Park defines the neighborhood. Kids, bikers, runners, dogs and residents of all ages can be found enjoying the 526 acres of green space.

Neighborhood Quirk

Much of Park Slope's housing stock was built shortly after the invention of the jigsaw in 19th century so many of the homes feature ornate, curving woodwork.

Best Perk

There is a pervasive sense of calm that makes Park Slope a very relaxing place to come home to. The streets are wide, shady and quiet -- the sky a little bigger.

Biggest Downside

Park Slope is far from the city. Depending on where you live, commutes can be as long as 45 minutes to Downtown Manhattan.

By the Numbers

Although Park Slope brownstones are some of Brooklyn's most expensive real estate easily commanding $3M or more, prewar co-ops and rentals in the area are usually listed at much more reasonable prices.

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Food & Drink

Park Slope has a great mix of trusty favorites and hot spots. Fifth Avenue is the nexus of the new wave of notable restaurants.


Asian Fusion, Korean, American (Traditional)

Dale Talde of Top Chef fame has triumphed at Talde, with his genre-busting Asian-American mashup menu.

Bogota Latin Bistro

Gluten-Free, Colombian

Bogota is at once perfect for family dinners and for cocktail-infused nights out the crew. The eclectic pan Latin menu and fair prices do not disappoint.

Stone Park Cafe

American (New), Breakfast & Brunch

New American cuisine made with local, sustainable ingredients. The restaurant evokes a real feeling of country charm.

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