Red Hook - we are thinking of renting a house there for our family.

Asked by Mary, New York, NY Thu Aug 23, 2007

Does anyone know how it is for families in the area and if safety is a big issue still.
Thanks, MJ

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Felicitas Oe…, Other Pro, New York, NY
Tue Jul 30, 2013
I just moved to red Hook from Manhattan last year and love it.
More space for the money and less crowded yet close to the city.
However there are not a lot of properties on the market, both rentals and homes for sale are hard to come by.
Transportation is a bit of a problem with only 2 bus lines and the water taxi.
If you have a car and do not have to get into Manhattan on a daily basis its great.
Im not sure about schools for kids that might be an issue...
Good luck
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Pierre Calza…, Other Pro,
Fri Aug 24, 2007
Red Hook is an interesting neighborhood. There is a lot of change going on there and much of it is much, much different than several years ago. Specifically closer to the water and columbia street. The bst advice I can give you is to go take a ride around, take the train in - which is a bit of a walk, depending how far off of smith street you are (F train Line). I personally like Red Hook very much, and the upside on the area is still huge. New developments are coming to fruition, stores are moving in, there is alot of action. I sold real estate in Carroll Gardens and had a few listings in Red Hook as well years back. I do see families there, and like ANY neighborhood in New York City, even the Upper East Side where I lived for 22 years, you always need to be a smart New Yorker and consider safety first, walking around late is never recommended, especially by yourself - late at night. Cheers.
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Pam Winterba…, Agent, Danville, VA
Thu Aug 23, 2007
Here is a website that can give you a profile on Red Hook.

I would also check with the local police department for safety information and crime statistics
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