While the city of lights may seem like the perfect place to find a cozy spot to lay your head, with the everchanging economy and your busy work schedule, it may be hard to find a place that suites you best. There are a number of factors that actually affect your decision, and if you are looking to relocate, Brooklyn Heights offers a culturally diverse neighborhood within New York City that Rapid Realty NYC can help you discover.
The neighborhood, which has originally been referred to as "Brooklyn Village," has been considered to be one of the first suburbs in America since 1834. Block after block, the neighborhood is filled with a variety of picturesque rowhouses and mansions with a large range of architectural design. The northern part of Brooklyn Heights also includes a couple of Federal-style houses from the early 19th century, Greek and Gothic Revival houses and Italian-style brownstones.
From here, you'll also be able to experience spectacular views of lower Manhattan and brownstone mansions. It has also become one of the most desirable neighborhoods for homeowners and those seeking to rent in a lively location. Rapid Realty offers a number of great locations for Manhattanites who are ready to raise a family as well.
What you may not know about Brooklyn Heights is how the streets got their names. One well known street, Albermarle, takes its name from London's Albermarle Road, which was originally named for the Duke of Albermarle. Similarly, Atlantic Avenue was originally known as a private avenue leading to Ralph Patchen's farm on the East River and was named Atlantic Street in 1855, and then later changed to Atlantic Avenue in the 1870s.
Yet, the neighborhood offers much more than just a deeply rooted history. To keep up with the demands of the fast-paced lives of New Yorkers, the neighborhood is also very convenient for those commuting to Manhattan with the 2, 3, 4, 5, M and R trains running through the Borough Hall/Court Street stations. For those who work close to Wall Street, there is only a five minute commute to the stock exchange by train, making it the best kept secret on the new best side of the river.
The neighborhood also has great schools for kids with P.S. 8 and St. Ann's School close by.
If you gaze out at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the cityscape is simply breathtaking. The park is gently built atop the double decker Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and helps to highlight the East River bridges and skyscrapers of Manhattan, which draws tourists worldwide.
Rapid Realty NYC can help you find the best studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, or family-friendly location to rent or buy for affordable prices that can fit in any budget. Finding a great home in Brooklyn Heights has never been easier, so relax and kick back with a home you'll enjoy.