For garden lovers in Brooklyn, this Carroll Gardens inspires a breath of fresh air with its decorated yards, trees and careful landscaping. Cozy restaurants, bars, small shops and unique boutiques are enjoyed by its residents. Many Manhattan professionals live in the area and take the accessible F and G trains into the city.
Brownstones define the lovely neighborhood architecture and the average townhouse sells for over $1 million with gentrification increasing prices. A recent trend has been to turn three- and four-family houses into one or two-family houses. The Red Hook/Carroll Gardens border zone on the far side of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is still affordable with housing and commercial spaces running for 10 to 15 percent below the equivalent amount of space on the other side of the border. The southeastern edge of Carroll Gardens is now more appealing to townhouse aficionados and residents due to the Gowanus Canal cleanup.
Carroll Gardens borders Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill and visitors will know it is an old Italian neighborhood graced with Catholic iconography and friendly residents. It is often considered one of Brooklyn’s most desirable neighborhoods.