Almost two centuries ago in 1834, it was known as Brooklyn Village, and now Brooklyn Heights is the affluent residential area in Brooklyn (named after the Dutch municipality of Breukelen).
Where is Brooklyn Heights located?
Brooklyn Heights is situated on the East River facing the glorious high rises with a panoramic view of New York City. Brooklyn Heights is 12 blocks deep and 5 blocks wide (from Atlantic Avenue to Old Fulton Street, and Court Street and Cadman Street West to the East River) with about 23,000 residents earning an average income of $167,000 annually.
Which places of interest can you find in Brooklyn Heights?
From NYC driving east, take the Brooklyn Bridge (referred to as an 8th Wonder of the World) and you’ll arrive at your destination…Brooklyn Heights. When the Brooklyn Bridge first opened in 1883, it cost a penny to cross by foot, 5 cents for a horse and rider, and 10 cents for a horse and wagon. After it recouped its costs it was not necessary to continue charging the fee and today it is free to walk or drive across. Owned by the State of New York, and maintained by the Department of Transportation, it was designated a Historic National Landmark in 1964. You will also want to stop your car and take in the Brooklyn Bridge Park which is 85 acres of sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. Explore the vibrant vistas, rich ecology, expansive piers or just cop a squat and people watch.
Which famous neighborhoods are near Brooklyn Heights and how long by car?
No need for a car. Enjoy yourself strolling the sites of this historic city. The Brooklyn Heights Historic District is the most prominent with its leafy streets by day and lamp lit streets by night. With an abundance of historical brownstone row houses which are usually 3 to 4 stories with the main entrance above the street level. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade (also called the Esplanade), a 1,826-foot long platform and pedestrian walkway cantilevered over Interstate 278 in Brooklyn Heights with views of Lower Manhattan‘s skyline and the New York Harbor. If you’d like to take a short drive, minutes away is Brooklyn and it is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs. In Brooklyn you will find a variety of commercial apartments rentals in many different neighborhoods.
Brooklyn Heights apartments are more affordable than surrounding neighborhoods or not?
Yes, and No.
Yes, Brooklyn Heights apartments are more affordable than the Manhattan apartments across the Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Heights is an elite area, and therefore, surrounding neighborhoods like Dumbo, are going to be more affordable.
How much is the average rent cost in the Brooklyn Heights area for 1 bed, 2 bed and studio apartments?
Apartment rents are considered high for the area, however, comparing it to the rental prices over the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights luxury apartments are an exceptional value. Rent ranges for a Studio apartment in Brooklyn Heights are $1,800 to $2,800 monthly. Rental ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 a month for one-bedroom apartments; $2,500 to $6,500 for a two-bedrooms; and $5,000 to $10,000 for a three-bedrooms.