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Brooklyn Heights

This neighborhood’s picture-perfect scenery is marked by natural splendor.

Overview for Brooklyn Heights, NY

23,990 people live in Brooklyn Heights, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $139,396. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41 years

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


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About Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Real Estate

Old New York charm meets luxury in modern suburbia
Famous for its magnificent ivy-wrapped brownstones and brick mansions dating back to the 19th century, Brooklyn Heights has evolved into a destination for posh living, attracting notable personalities seeking utmost tranquility near fast-paced Manhattan. Once known as Brooklyn Village, and “America’s first suburb,” this neighborhood’s picture-perfect scenery is marked by natural splendor and timeless elegance, a city renowned for its public green spaces, upscale dining spots, breathtaking views, and bluff-side waterfront location. 
Sitting pretty along the East River, residents enjoy a quick and easy commute via ferry or the subway into key city hubs, while seasonal attractions and a bottomless range of recreation keep the fun going year-round. The accessibility in and out of Brooklyn Heights is top-notch. Meander down the leafy streets for the evening or kick back for brunch on an upscale restaurant patio. Dazzling skyline views, on-trend activities, and a deluxe slice of modern suburbia await in Brooklyn Heights.

What to Love

  • Convenient and accessible
  • Picturesque skyline views
  • Jaw-dropping historical architecture 
  • Green spaces and quiet streets
  • Timeless, peaceful, refined

Local Lifestyle

The glorious Brooklyn Heights is not only a hotspot for out-of-towners and international tourists, but those who are lucky to call it home cherish the neighborhood with pride. A tranquil atmosphere pours over the quiet leafy streets, with residents and visitors relaxing on park benches or adventuring along the hilltop promenade with great views of the Statue of Liberty and magical sunsets. Worlds apart from the frenzy of Manhattan while offering many conveniences and an easy work commute, Brooklyn Heights is truly a place to come home to.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

A smattering of upscale restaurants lie along the charming sidewalks of Hicks Street, and high-end stores and boutiques are strewn across Montague Street — the dining and retail epicenters of Brooklyn Heights, hosting the likes of Boutros where Middle Eastern cooking styles meld with American flavors and classic Kiehl’s Since 1851.
If you’re looking to collect or gift unique and handcrafted items, check out the hand-crafted items at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, which stocks everything from greeting cards to knitted sweaters, made in Brooklyn and beyond. The rustic decor at Chez Moi complements the palate-pleasing French cuisine featuring classics like escargot and mussels, Creme Brûlée, and lots more.
Delicious thin crust Italian pizza awaits you at Dellarocco's, to be washed down with a chilled glass of beer. Delicious Gluten free pizza is also available. Get yourself a gorgeous piece of custom-made fine jewelry at the Marissa Alperin Studio, or have something sparkly boxed up as a unique gift for that special person. Have you got a cute pup? The WAG Club is waiting to give your fur friends that perfectly groomed look, and you might as well drop them in for a doggy daycare session.

Things to Do

Brooklyn Bridge Park is not only a tourist attraction but also an iconic landmark that has become a local favorite hang-out spot. This multi-activity park boasts numerous grassy fields and cobbled paths suitable for bike rides, running, volleyball, or soccer. Bird-watchers can have a great time, while if you’re looking for more dazzling views, you will never run short with the magnificent Manhattan skyline. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy also offers free year-round programming and events throughout the park. 
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade is a pedestrian stretch commonly frequented by both locals and tourists. Wander in the sunshine all day, or enjoy a peaceful sunset with music blasting in your headphones. There are benches to sit on and read or chat with a friend. Be sure to grab a membership card at Heights Casino, a squash club beloved by locals looking to get their daily workout in over a game of squash with neighbors or acquaintances. Don’t miss out on the tasty menu afterward at the exclusive dining section. 

Educate yourself on the history of Brooklyn by taking a guided tour of the Brooklyn Historical Society. There are also exhibitions and art installations depicting the history of the area and other themes. Get in the spirit of giving at the Yuletide Ball, The Brooklyn Kindergarten Society’s largest annual fundraising event that strives to provide quality education to its young learners.

Demographics and Employment Data for Brooklyn Heights, NY

Brooklyn Heights has 11,392 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Brooklyn Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,990 people call Brooklyn Heights home. The population density is 82,328.389 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

46.35 / 53.66%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Around Brooklyn Heights, NY

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

Walker's Paradise
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Very Bikeable
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Rider's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sweet Dreams Cafe, Lil Larry's Liquor & Wine, and Bou'ote.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.58 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.64 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.22 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.01 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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