Population density 3,080 people per square mile

Number of schools 45

Cost of living index 140

Life expectancy 79 years

Livability score 76 extremely livable

Median Age: 43

Overall Safety Rank 42

Moving To Crown Heights
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General Information

With the population density six times higher than in New York, Crown Heights attracts more and more people every day. Being culturally diverse, the central Brooklyn neighborhood is comprised of young professionals, families, and artists. Like many other neighborhoods in Brooklyn, this one keeps reinventing itself – almost every week a new restaurant or bar opens its doors for customers.

Crown Heights is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community. It should be also mentioned that the Caribbean culture influences the neighborhood. A lot of people say that the mix of cultures is what attracts them. The bigger part of residents here are African-American, Caribbean-American, and Caribbean.

Going Out

Franklin Avenue has become one of the most popular streets in the neighborhood. Moving to Crown Heights, you will feel the energy of the area when walking down the Avenue. It offers a wide range of great pubs, bars, and restaurants:  Franklin, The Way Station, Franklin, CovenhovenGlady’s, Barboncino, Mayfield, The Crown Inn, Butter&Scotch, Berg’n, Catfish,  Branch Ofc, and many other.

In case you’re planning to move to Crown Heights, you should know that it is also home to The Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden,  The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Prospect Park. Even people who don’t have kids and have never visited the Brooklyn Children’s Museum know from the happy faces of kids leaving the place it’s a great spot to check out when they have ones of their own. In case you’re interested in arts, visit the Five Myles Gallery. Another interesting place here is the Brooklyn Flea that is held indoors from November to March.

Rental Market

Moving To Crown Heights
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The architecture of Crown Heights comprises beautiful brownstones, some dilapidated structures, as well as modern condos. The median rental price here is $2,300, while the median sales price is $675,000.

The price for one-bedroom apartments rises from $1,650 per month. A Studio can cost you more, starting from $1,800 per month. In case you have a family and need at least two bedrooms, an apartment can cost you from $2,000.


The central Brooklyn neighborhood has great public transportation. There are 4 train lines ( 2,3,4,5) crossing the nabe, and also 14 subway lines, some bus lines, as well as local bus lines to reach any place in the nabe. Moving to Crown Heights, you will always be able to use its fast commute system.

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