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Charming residential appeal melds with the neighborhood’s thriving commercial scene.

Overview for Dumbo, NY

4,921 people live in Dumbo, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $130,928. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34 years

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Dumbo, Brooklyn Real Estate

Trendy cultural haven flavored with cutting-edge commerce and art
Panoramic skyline views, tourist attractions, and pretty cobblestone streets have made the elegant Dumbo a hotspot for curious out-of-towners and locals who can’t get enough of this historic enclave perched along the waterfront. Artfully revived over the years, Dumbo’s charming residential appeal melds with the neighborhood’s thriving commercial scene, holding on to the glory of its industrial past as a former manufacturing district with a ferry landing, which became residential in the 1970s. Connected to neighboring areas by the subway, which provides commuters easy access to work and quick hops into New York’s key hubs, Dumbo has enjoyed a high influx of tech companies, strengthening its reputation among local professionals. The newer NYC Ferry service has turned most commutes into delightful excursions. The architectural magnificence of homes shines through with options ranging from lavish high-rise condominiums to renovated lofts and mixed-use converted spaces highlighting the neighborhood’s impressive aura and vintage charm.

What to Love

  • Dynamic cultural scene
  • Creative ambiance
  • Tons of modern amenities 
  • Scenic East River waterfront 
  • Hip and modern

Local Lifestyle

Dumbo exudes small-town charm while lying pretty within a busy city. Despite being on the come up, this neighborhood, set against the backdrop of a thriving industrial history, has carried on its legacy with a resurgence of cutting-edge commercial startups. A great landscape for small businesses, dynamic culture, and art, Dumbo is a hit with creatives and culture lovers seeking big city perks and amenities in an elegant, laid-back setting. Live DJ nights, musical performances, and pop nights enliven the alleyways, while pedestrian-friendly sidewalks feature sitting spaces with a smattering of trees.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Feel the taste of Brooklyn’s industrial past with a tour of Dumbo’s commercial scene, where small businesses thrive alongside big shops, and local artists have revamped old warehouses into ultramodern studios. No shopping is complete in Dumbo without stopping at Empire Stores, an urban marketplace set in a revitalized coffee warehouse, hosting pizza parlors, a Starbucks, a furniture store, restaurants, among other things. You could even stop in the theatre for a film or see amazing pieces at the Art Center.
Book a table for two at the River Café, where American fine dining is the theme. Classic dishes of foie gras, venison, beef/lamb, sea bass, and more are reinvented with a culinary perfection that will delight you. Locals say the café’s famous Chocolate Brooklyn Bridge is the perfect dessert to end your night.
Enjoy authentic Italian pasta at Cecconi’s, relax in the beautifully-designed indoor or outdoor spaces, while soaking in beautiful water views and enjoying a fine selection of wine. Make a selection from an assorted lineup of local dishes at the Time Out Market — a sparkling waterfront food court with a rooftop dining scene and ample space for cultural events. French patisserie reigns supreme at Almondine Bakery, their delectable array of pastries and baked goods perfect for when you need to indulge your sweet tooth.

Things to Do

Lovers of performing arts will fall in love with the classic shows at St. Anne’s Warehouse, a live musical theater featuring 90s music from world-class performers. Take your kids for a fun time out at Jane’s Carousel, offering merry-go-round rides alongside performances to the music of Bruder Band Organ. Experience sensational harmonies at Bargemusic, New York’s premier floating concert hall. The intimate setting is perfect for any genre of music, allowing listeners to immerse themselves fully in the sounds and feel the vibes. 
The creative scene in Dumbo is hard to miss, with the remarkable touch of local artists and outstanding works. Colorful murals mark the city walls, while still life paintings, artistic realism, colors, and clay make up the exhibitions on display at the various galleries strewn across town. Higher Pictures Generation features art in a new dimension, influenced by conceptual and pop flair. The artworks exposed stereotypes in imagery and brought a new definition to art viewing. 

Dumbo House is a 21st-century member-only enigma where work vibes and restaurant meets. It features a workspace where remote workers can get work done while sipping on a latte and croissant,, a multi seating spot for midday drinks with friends, and a dinner spot, all in one location. There is also a private rooftop pool available to members.

Demographics and Employment Data for Dumbo, NY

Dumbo has 1,864 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dumbo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,921 people call Dumbo home. The population density is 59,045.698 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

47.08 / 52.94%

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Around Dumbo, NY

There's plenty to do around Dumbo, 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 Starbucks Pickup, Erotori, and Better Than Jam's Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.17 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.36 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.01 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

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