What's best is that depending on the area in Bedford Stuyvesant you can reach Manhattan by train within 20-30 minutes, Downtown Brooklyn by train 15-30 minutes or by bus 15-30 minutes. Enjoy the weekend and visit Prospect Park for a stroll or take the children to the Brooklyn Museum.
You have the Restoration, Billie Holiday Theatre, Pratt University, Marcy Pool, Dahlia's cafe, Winery, Spa, etc. and of course diverse ethnic backgrounds visit and reside in the neighborhood.
I hope I was able to assist.
Kimbley Jackson, Licensed Real Estate Agent
GoldStar Properties of NY
If you ask the people that live there right now I am quite certain they would say that it is a good place to live. In the end this is a very subjective question and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. If you are considering living in the area, or any area for that matter, you need to research it out and make sure that it is good for YOU! :)
If I can be of further assiatcne please let me know. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Everyone's idea of "a good place to live" varies, so the question is really is Bedford Stuyvesant a good location for YOU. I would suggest you spend some time there. Go in the day, go at night, go on the weekend. Google some of the restaurants, attractions, etc. visit them and see how you feel there. Other ways to investigate a neighborhood are to check police precinct crime stats. If schools are a consideration, investigage the schools. There is a lot of development happening there, and pricing on condos as well as townhouses are very good compared to other brownstone neighborhoods.
Halstead Property, LLC
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