Like its sister neighborhoods, Cobble Hill has proven itself to be an excellent place to raise a family due to its quiet atmosphere, safe environment, and close proximity to accredited schools. Additionally, an experienced parent network has formed over the past years, giving its residents countless resources and a strong sense of community.
In its own right, Cobble Hill is home to a number of celebrated local businesses such as Staubitz Market, which has been featured in Time Out New York and was voted the Best Brooklyn Butcher. The renowned Cobble Hill Cinemas is a landmark feature of the area, consistently showing an exquisite array of first run and independent films.Find Cobble Hill apartments
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With borders stretching from Atlantic Avenue to Degraw Street north to south, and Court Street and Hicks Street east to west, the area is one of Brooklyn’s most popular locations.
Denoted by Landmarks Preservation Commission as an area that “retains an aura of the past,” the neighborhood’s architecture is a mix of Greek Revivial, Queen Anne style, Gothic Revival, Romanesque Revival and more. Residents will notice brownstones, row houses, town houses, and other lovely pre-war residential buildings. With its historic designation, the neighborhood is relatively low-rise. As one of Brooklyn’s oldest established neighborhoods, the area has seen populations that were a mix of Native Americans, Dutch, Swedish, Irish, German, Norwegian and English; most recently, in the 20th century, the area was populated with Italian-Americans.
With its proximity and easy commute to Manhattan, gorgeous tree-lined blocks, strong community atmosphere, parks and green spaces, and schools (popular private and public schools are nearby), Cobble Hill is a destination for professionals and families.
Like Carroll Gardens, Smith Street and Court Street are major retail thoroughfares, although side streets also hold many local gems. The Cobble Hill Cinema is a landmark feature and shows a variety of first-run and independent movies. Staubitz Meat Market has been featured in Time Out New York was voted Best Brooklyn Butcher. The neighborhood is a dining destination, so those who live here can choose from among some of the borough’s best restaurants and charming cafes. Among neighborhood favorites are BBQ and bourbon spot Char No. 4, new American restaurant Battersby, Thai café Joya, modern speakeasy Clover Club, Hanco’s Vietnamese Sandwiches, sushi bar Hibino, and many others, plus bars to suit every mood.
Public transportation is plentiful in Cobble Hill, and several subway lines serve the area. The F stops at Bergen Street and reaches Lower Manhattan in three stops; commutes to Midtown take approximately 25 minutes. The Borough Hall/Court Street station is a short walk from the northern part of Cobble Hill, and this hub is has access to the 2, 3, 4, 5, N and R trains.