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Boerum Hill

A Brooklyn neighborhood renowned for its intimate atmosphere and glorious dining scene.

Overview for Boerum Hill, NY

19,694 people live in Boerum Hill, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $82,341. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35 years

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About Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Real Estate

Hip, laid-back community pulsing with culture 

Old-world charm melds with modern influences in beloved Boerum Hill, a Brooklyn neighborhood renowned for its intimate atmosphere and glorious dining scene. Named after a colonial family farm in the era of the early Dutch settlers, this leafy Brooklyn enclave has long been a relaxing escape for those who are seeking the quintessential small-town life in the shadow of a big city.

Filled with lavish brick homes and vintage brownstones, passionate pioneers revitalized the overall aesthetic of neighborhood homes in the 1970s, establishing Boerum Hill as one of the most desirable areas across the river from Manhattan. The Atlantic Terminal and Long Island Railroad commute make it easy to get in and around the rest of Brooklyn or nearby Manhattan, or even out to Long Island. With a serene setting and hassle-free shopping, there’s almost nothing like coming home to Boerum Hill.

What to Love

  • Dazzling restaurant scene
  • Quick access to Manhattan
  • Highly accessible and convenient
  • Historic charm
  • Serene atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

Boerum Hill is all about peaceful living in a quiet, serene environment. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of a big city but close enough to make for a quick hop to all the amenities you need, those looking for a highly accessible neighborhood are guaranteed to be pleased here. A carefree lifestyle awaits, slow-paced days with plenty of outdoor fun to indulge in.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The restaurant scene on Smith Street makes Boerum Hill a haven for any foodie. Throw in Atlantic Avenue’s assortment of boutiques and flagship stores, and the entire neighborhood is a retail sight to behold.
Pick up a classic read at Books Are Magic — a quaint little bookshop owned by best-selling author Emma Straub. Books across different genres are stocked from time to time;  thrillers, romance, or historical fiction novels. The bookshop simply exudes magic in the way it delights children with little storybook-like hideaways where they can solve secret puzzles or play around.
In need of a creative spark? Stop by the first Collier West shop in Brooklyn. The 1,100 square foot storefront boasts an eclectic curation of vintage and antique furniture. Browse one-of-a-kind home furnishings, handmade gifts, fine art, rugs and inspiration for all the interior spaces of your home. It’s an experiential environment filled with sensuous objects. It’s always a joy to find that fun, unique treasure to take home or to gift.
If you are a wine connoisseur, you should definitely stop by the Black Mountain Wine House, where premium wine tasting sessions meet a menu of finger foods and a sophisticated ambiance. As the name suggests, French Louie is a French American bistro located in the city's heart. Their menu consists of mouthwatering dishes like escargot, steak tartare, premium oysters, and more. 
There is an Italian restaurant on every corner around New York, and Boerum Hill isn't left out. Eat to your fill at Rucola, whether that means digging into a dish of walnut salad or fusilli pesto smeared with robiola or savoring rigatoni, a plate of pasta, and whole trout paired with wine.

Things to Do

Cheer on your favorite team at the Barclays Center, a mega indoor arena located right in the heart of Brooklyn. A true New Yorker knows to cheer for the Brooklyn Nets. Musical concerts are also held in the arena and have featured mega, world-renowned artists. The Atlantic Antic is a fun festival that runs across Boerum Hill and is an event where people gather to celebrate the joys discovered in food and music and, of course, engage in a little retail therapy,

Geek out with friends at the New York Transit Museum, where you can go through the historical train pieces depicted there, showing the different stages of train travel evolution. Travel through halls of art exhibitions by local artists at the Invisible Dog Art Center, and be sure to drop by their open kitchen for sophisticated meals crafted by an in-house chef.

Demographics and Employment Data for Boerum Hill, NY

Boerum Hill has 8,265 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boerum Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,694 people call Boerum Hill home. The population density is 76,460.093 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

46.94 / 53.07%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Around Boerum Hill, NY

There's plenty to do around Boerum Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sushi Lin West Village, La Vibra, and Genova Meats.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.46 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.87 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.94 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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