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Boerum Hill, the new "IT" 'hood

April 27, 2014

For most New Yorkers, Brooklyn needs no introduction, but for the countless Manhattanites who have sought greener pastures across the river, the "better borough" has always delivered amazing activities, lush green space, and fun, family-oriented neighborhoods, from Fort Greene to Flatbush. Brooklyn has always prided itself on its creativity, its uniqueness, and above all, its support of the community, so it is no surprise that many people (celebrities and normal folk alike) are flocking to Boerum Hill.

Boerum Hill offers trendy restaurants, shopping, high-end delis (yay Mile end!), walking distance from Barclays Center and access to pretty much every subway line.  Also recently launched is The Boerum which offers support and space to local artists, designers and craftsman. 

As a recent transplant to Cobble Hill on Smith Street, just walking across puts me in the "Boerum Hill" section which is slightly more relaxed with hidden restaurants and coffee shops on tree-lined streets.

My favorite hidden gem: Ruccola - amazing Italian food but also free wi-fi and excellent cappucinos for during the day.

As for pricing rental and sales have steadily climbed over the past ten years - the two-bedroom rental prices have had the biggest jump averaging $45.00 per square foot. 

Boerum Hill Apartment Rental Prices: July Average

  • One-bedroom: $2350
  • Two-bedroom; $3650

Boerum Hill Apartment Sales Prices: 2013-2014 Average of Closed Homes

  • One-bedroom: $800/per square foot, $575,000
  • Two-bedroom: $860/per square foot, $850,000