BoCoCa Apartment Rentals
The three sister neighborhoods are located in the Northwestern sector of Brooklyn. They boast a variety of attractive boutiques, an outstanding assortment of restaurants, and an iconic array of brownstone houses. A strong sense of community coupled with well-regarded schools makes these neighborhoods excellent places to raise a family. Meanwhile, the nightlife of all three is bolstered thanks to the selection of bars and dining along both Smith Street and Court Street. This culmination of desirable attributes does mean, however, that none of these neighborhoods are cheap places to live. But if they can be afforded, they offer a unique and incredibly deep cultural quality while still maintaining a clean and safe living environment.
Ethnic influences from a multitude of different cultures make for a one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experience. Carroll Gardens in particular has a rich Italian-American tradition with many family-owned stores and eateries, but there are also French and Middle-Eastern influences that have recently begun to flourish as well.
Of the three, Boerum Hill ranks highest in terms of public transportation thanks to its proximity to most of the major subway lines (F,G,A,C,D,M,N,R,B,Q,2,3,4,5). Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens really only get the F and G lines.
Local Tip: Even though it is becoming more and more widely used, a few long-time residents dislike the portmanteau “BoCoCa.” They associate it with recent gentrification and prefer the term “South Brooklyn” to describe the overall area instead.