Clinton Hill

“Sandwiched between Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill in Brooklyn might just be the quintessence of urban living in New York City. It is affluent and not so, seedy and grand, ethnically diverse, a magnet for artists, musicians and filmmakers, and so rich in architectural style that even now, with escalating property prices, a new group of buyers is prowling its landmarked blocks in hopes of finding an overlooked gem,” writes New York Times’ Suzanne Hamlin.

Clinton Hill is often considered in combination with neighboring Fort Greene. Both are defined by their rows of landmark brownstones and old world charm. Landmark preservation associations as well as students and faculty from Pratt Institute continually work to preserve its architectural gems and uplift the overall neighborhood aesthetic. The Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area stretches from Park to Atlantic Avenues, between Flatbush and Franklin Avenues. Vanderbilt Avenue divides Fort Greene to the west and Clinton Hill to the east.

Clinton Hill, by the middle of the nineteenth century, had become extremely popular and stylish for Brooklyn’s elite, who would travel via stagecoach to Brooklyn Heights to take the ferry to Manhattan. Mansions proliferated on Clinton Avenue, by the end of the century, including four owned by Charles Pratt, not to mention the Pratt Institute of Art, also located in the area. The Pratt Institute has inspired the area’s increasingly expanding art community. To this day, it still has one of the world’s largest collections of post-Civil War row houses. Famous people who once lived in the area include Christopher Wallace, aka the rapper, Biggie Smalls, and poets Marianne Moore and Walt Whitman. Celebrities who still live in the area include Rosie Perez, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Diana Martinez.

Some great places to eat in Clinton Hill are Anima, Castro’s, Choice Market, Desserts by Michael Allen, Formerly Brown Betty Café, Il Porto, Jive Turkey, Kush Café, Le Grand Dakar, Locanda Vini e Olii, Los Pollitos III, Maggie Brown, Mike’s Coffee Shop, Myrtle Thai, Outpost, The Speakeasy, Tamboril, Thai 101, and Zaytoons. The bustling nightlife of Clinton Hill includes Brooklyn Knights, The Chocolate Bar, Five Spot, Jazz 966, LOX, Rope, and Vesper Bar & Lounge.

Over the past twelve years, dramatic improvements in the community have raised prices of homes, but for space and grandeur the prices are a bargain in comparison to neighboring Brooklyn and Manhattan. Both Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are close to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Fort Greene Park, which is undergoing restoration. Clinton Hill is farther away from the commercial streets of downtown Brooklyn, making it a great place to raise a family, for many of its residents. Clinton Hill has subway lines A, C and G but is far away from other mass transit hubs. For car-owners, street parking is easy. Bus service is also provided via the B38, B48, B54, B52, B57, B61 and B69 lines.

Clinton Hill is also home to the Pratt Institute, Clinton Hill School (PS 20), Benjamin Banneker Academy, Comm Partnership Charter School, and St. Joseph College’s Brooklyn campus.

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Welcome home in a Duplex Condo in Clinton Hill !$650,000
This south facing, sun filled luxury condo unit is located across from Pratt University, in the heart of the vibrant Clinton Hill neighborhood.$799,000
Welcome to Apartment 4A at 123 Clinton Avenue, a boutique newly built condominium in the heart of historic Clinton Hill.$850,000
Call SELLER's agent for VIRTUAL or in person tours.$950,000
BACK ON MARKETEnjoy ideal Dumbo living in this spacious and bright one bedroom plus home office, two bathroom loft in one of the neighborhood's premier luxury condominium buildings.$1,895,000
LIVESTREAM OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY Welcome to Apartment 2B at 123 Clinton Avenue, a boutique newly built condominium in the heart of historic Clinton Hill.$995,000
15 YEAR TAX ABATEMENT CALL FOR YOUR PRIVATE APPT Welcome to Apartment 3B at 123 Clinton Avenue, a boutique newly built condominium in the heart of historic Clinton Hill.$995,000
Where Fort Greene meets Clinton Hill and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 17 Vanderbilt Avenue is a massive 25 x 100 property, exceptionally wide and very unique turn key home.$2,195,000
Relax in your private outdoor space in this 25 ft wide two Family home in historic Clinton Hill.$2,225,000
COMING SOON. 574 Washington Avenue, a condominium conversion coming to market soon in Clinton Hill.$2,195,000
COMING SOON. 574 Washington Avenue, a condominium conversion coming to market soon in Clinton Hill.$1,995,000
Welcome home to your sweet duplex condo in Clinton Hill.$899,000
Are you looking for a lighter, brighter space with a bit of the great outdoors thrown in ?$749,000
LIVE FREE FOR ONE YEAR No common charges or assessment fees for 12 months Enjoy ideal Dumbo living in this spacious and bright oversized one bedroom loft with interior home ...$1,650,000
RENOVATIONS ARE COMPLETE at this True Loft Apartment in the coveted Cathedral Condos.$675,000
Located in bustling Clinton Hill, this stylish corner apartment has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.$1,175,000
Great location and a fantastic place to live.$810,000
This amazing 1, 417 sf southwest facing loft is redesigned and well laid out, making it the perfect space for entertaining and easy living.$1,775,000
A 2 bed 2 bath apartment PLUS home office in the heart of Clinton Hill with a doorman, in unit washer dryer, affordable parking and easy access to a courtyard ...$895,000
Prepare yourself to be amazed by your new home in the heart of Clinton Hill.$1,974,000
365 Clinton Avenue, 8A. Looking for that convertible two bedroom home thatA s bathed in sunshine most of the day, well, youA ve arrived at the perfect place.$714,000
SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT. Light, bright, open and airy !$1,245,000
Set in idyllic Clinton Hill near the border of Fort Greene, this tranquil 1BR residence is certain to charm you.$575,000
Enjoy charming views and glorious sunsets form your over sized living room and bedroom windows.$489,500
Please contact the sales team to schedule an in person appointment or guided virtual tour.$895,000
Residence 1B Welcome to an incredibly laid out, legal 1 bedroom setup as a two, 1.$950,000
Penthouse Perfect. Shown by appointment only.$1,499,000
Surround yourself with sunshine in this rare top floor, corner unit in a lovely Pre war building !$599,000
Introducing 105 Clifton Place, a sunny corner Townhouse !$1,999,000
Remarkably spacious studio loft, approximately 1, 217 square feet with a home office suitable to be used as a separate sleeping area, designed with high quality finishes including sustainable bamboo ...$1,325,000
Welcome to 527 Vanderbilt Avenue the condo that offers comfort and convenience.$869,999
OWN FOR LESS THAN RENTING This generously sized alcove studio has been converted into a very spacious one bedroom apartment.$400,000
Beautiful New to market !$475,000
Always dreamed of owning your own place in Brooklyn ?$495,000
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