Brooklyn Real Estate Market Overview

Most newcomers would be surprised to learn that Brooklyn is about five times larger than the island of Manhattan. (It's true: Brooklyn encompasses 96.9 square miles to Manhattan's 22.83.) Size alone makes for hundreds of things to do and neighborhoods to choose. Brooklyn has the best of many worlds -from Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and BedStuy's manicured brownstone blocks (consistently voted "the ...greenest" in Brooklyn) to high-rises and hip dining and fashion scenes throughout Williamsburg and DUMBO to the industrial-meets-suburban communities throughout Greenpoint, Red Hook, and Bushwick.View more

$810,000

Median Sales Price

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$747

Price Per Sqft

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$2,500

Median Rent Per Month

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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Brooklyn show a 12% year-over-year rise in median sales price and a 9% rise in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Brooklyn for May 24 to Aug 23 was $810,000 based on 763 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Brooklyn was $747, an increase of 7% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Brooklyn for Jul 24 to Aug 24 was $2,500.

Crime

Most frequent crimes in the past year

Knowing more about crime activity in and around Brooklyn can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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35,242

Counts of Theft

18,388

Counts of Assault

4,484

Counts of Robbery


Best Schools in Brooklyn

There are 45 schools in Brooklyn.

Elementary Schools
10

Ps 254 Dag Hammarskjold

Public, PK-5

10

Ps 105 The Blythebourne

Public, K-5

10

Ps 69 Vincent D Grippo School

Public, K-5

Middle Schools
10

Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights

Public, 6-8

10

New Voices School Of Academic And Creative Arts

Public, 6-8

10

I.S. 98 Bay Academy

Public, 6-8

High Schools
10

Brooklyn Technical High School

Public, 9-12

9

Leon M Goldstein High School For The Sciences

Public, 9-12

9

Bedford Academy High School

Public, 9-12


Demographics

Get to know your neighbors in Brooklyn by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

Single residents
34%
Single residents
Home owners
28%
Home owners
Median age
35
Median age
Household income
$46,667
Median household income
College educated
32%
College educated

Commute

Most people in Brooklyn commute by public transit. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

Commute Type
24% commute by car
0% commute by bike
65% commute by public transportation
7% commute by foot

Moments in Brooklyn


Insider Tips: Where to Go

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Morning

Leaf through The New York Times at a Crown Heights cafe before hitting Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza. Survey the iconic stateside Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch (grab a picture-perfect view from the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library), then forage the early morning farmers market.

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Afternoon

Wander Park Slope's 7th Avenue in pursuit of the perfect baked good (there are plenty to pick from; just follow your nose) and any number of antique finds from the flea market at PS 321.

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Evening

Grab dinner along Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, then hit an art gallery or experimental theater show in Red Hook or DUMBO before winding down the night at a speakeasy like Gowanus's Lavender Lake.

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