With bustling flea markets, a world-renowned performance space, trendy boutiques, fabulous restaurants, and a rich literary and artistic tradition, Fort Greene attracts residents looking for a slower pace of living without sacrificing the vibrancy of urban life. Historic brownstones and row houses make up most of the available real estate, and it's common to find neighbors catching up on their stoops. Intense Brooklyn pride is in evidence on the main drag of Fulton Street, where a Notorious B.I.G. quote is painted on the side of a prominent building – “Spread love it’s the Brooklyn way."
Despite its serene and quiet leafy streets, Fort Greene has a vibrancy.
Heart of the Neighborhood
The Brooklyn Academy of Music puts on top-notch, wildly innovative and diverse arts programming year-round.
Writers love Fort Greene in a big way. Residents have included Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Jhumpa Lahiri and others.
The neighborhood has a rich, cultural scene. There's always something to do or see.
Real estate is highly coveted and as a result, pricey. If you've got your eye on a townhouse, expect to pay upwards of $4M.