In the 1800s, Boerum Hill was settled as a Manhattan suburb, where families enjoyed small-town living in the shadow of the emerging city. The neighborhood has gone through periods of prosperity and strife, but in the 1970s and 1980s New Yorkers began to revitalize Boerum Hill. Neighborhood pioneers refurbished townhouses, and new dining destinations on Smith Street have made it a desirable and fashionable Brooklyn neighborhood.
Boerum Hill offers a balanced approach to Brooklyn living by combining a downtown feel with a homespun, intimate atmosphere. Similar to its sister neighborhoods Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill is an instant favorite of long-time New Yorkers and newcomers alike.
A laid-back outer-borough lifestyle and an easy commute into Manhattan.
Living near Boerum Hill’s many transit options make commuting to other places easy. With the Atlantic Terminal and connection to the Long Island Railroad at the northeastern tip of Boerum Hill, you’ll never find yourself without transportation. Those who work in Manhattan but want to come home to a peaceful atmosphere enjoy Boerum Hill’s convenient location. Its wide, tree-lined streets provide a breath of fresh air from the usual, crowded streets of the city.
Carefree outdoor strolls, stress-free shopping, and laid-back dining scene.
In Boerum Hill, you can expect a slower-paced, peaceful lifestyle. Residents enjoy pleasant days outdoors on their stoops or at the park. Still, you're never short of things to do. Over the past few decades, shop owners and restaurateurs have found homes for their businesses in Boerum Hill. A variety of restaurants have popped up recently. Smith Street is lined with restaurants and bars like Saul, Char No. 4, and Clover Club, and has become a destination for Brooklyn foodies.
Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill has become a popular destination for boutique shopping. Big names like Jonathan Adler and Nunu Chocolates have their flagship stores here, and specialty stores like Cheryl Kleinman Cakes and Acorn give this wide street a more intimate feel.
The abundant entertainment options found in Manhattan.
Though Boerum Hill is a desirable area with plenty to do and and see, those that crave the bustling city atmosphere might find the neighborhood to be too quiet. Instead, you’ll have have entire blocks to walk in silence. It might be a peaceful change from the usual chaos of Manhattan.
Expensive. Mostly brownstones and spacious brick homes.
Recently, brownstones and townhouses in Boerum Hill have been among the most expensive in Brooklyn. Residents love the desirable location and elegant architecture in this small neighborhood.
The historic district’s old-world feel in modern Brooklyn.
Boerum Hill might give you the feeling of being in a different decade. Some areas are a historical landmark, and residents have taken great care to preserve their beloved neighborhood. Exquisite building facades harken back to the days of horses and buggies, but are now in the middle of a prosperous and popular neighborhood. Even though Boerum Hill maintains strong ties with its roots, it’s a neighborhood that welcomes newcomers with open arms, and even a good meal. We’ll raise a glass to that.