Prospect Heights is a microcosm for central Brooklyn. After experiencing a period of poverty late last century, Prospect Heights underwent gentrification at the hands of artists and preservationists. Today, the neighborhood has abundant green space, cultural diversity, relatively low housing prices and excellent subway access. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Garden and numerous other cultural spots are within walking distance. Strong Caribbean immigrant and African-American communities live alongside young families and professionals looking for a cheaper alternative to Park Slope. Variety defines Prospect Height’s tree-lined streets. Brownstones neighbor new luxury condominiums and rundown properties. Housing prices vary widely due to this influx of new developments and short supply of townhouses. The thriving commercial zone along Vanderbilt Avenue and Washington Avenue has a diverse selection of restaurants and retailers. Overall, Prospect Heights strikes a balance between new Brooklyn and old Brooklyn that similar neighborhoods miss.
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