Boerum Hill blends easily into adjacent neighborhoods, Cobble Hill and Carrol Gardens, with its brownstones, tree-lined streets and hip residents, but has a worldly and commercial feel all its own, courtesy of nearby Atlantic Avenue. A small neighborhood in northwestern Brooklyn, Boerum Hill occupies 45-blocks bounded by State Street to the north, Fourth Avenue to the east, Court Street to the west, and Degraw Street to the south.
A large plus for residents commuting to jobs in Manhattan is Boerum Hill's convenient location close to most major subway lines. The neighborhood retains its residential charm of a century ago, offering an urban oasis from the bustling city in its quiet, elegant streets -- but an escape that is truly only a few subway stops away.
Throughout Boerum Hill, restaurants and boutiques seem to endlessly pop-up every few months. Smith Street is a favorite hangout, with lots of coffee shops to meet in by day and a buzzing bar and pub scene to unwind at night. Fast becoming one of the new, trendy areas of New York City, the Smith Street scene attracts both tourists and Manhattanites to what New York Magazine dubbed "the most innovative, exciting restaurant row" in the city.