Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017. Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. Brooklyn is big. There’s no getting around that. However, it’s a safe and exciting place to live, with cultures, foods, and people from around the world. It’s important that you take into consideration the safety of the area when you’re looking for your new home. Therefore, here are our picks for the safest neighborhoods in Brooklyn in 2019. If you need a moving quote for these or any other Brooklyn neighborhoods, we’re the best Brooklyn movers around!
1. Park Slope
Down-to-earth Park Slope is a residential neighborhood of tree-lined streets and historic brownstones in Brooklyn. It’s known for its open-minded community of families and young professionals. The mix of indie boutiques, laid-back bars and casual restaurants along 7th Avenue caters to the diverse area. Locals and visitors take advantage of sprawling Prospect Park for outdoor concerts, picnics and jogging. It’s trendy, it’s safe, and it’s less than affordable.
Bensonhurst is a large, multi-ethnic neighborhood in the southwestern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is bounded by 14th Avenue to the northwest, 60th Street and McDonald Avenue to the northeast, 86th Street to the southwest, and 25th Avenue and Avenue P to the southeast. The streets are lined with both apartment buildings and well-kept, but older, homes. While the makeup of the area has changed over the years, the safety hasn’t. That’s mostly because people in Bensonhurst take pride in their homes, even if they’re renting.
Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of the New York City borough of Brooklyn in the zip code 11218. It is the area south of Prospect Park and the Green-Wood Cemetery. It is bordered by Coney Island Avenue to the east, Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue to the north, McDonald Avenue and 36th Street to the west, and 18th Avenue to the south. This neighborhood is home to families and young professionals as well as a diverse crowd. One of the few places in the city with a crime rate that’s actually dropping year over year, this is a great place to live – if you can find an available apartment.
4. Red Hook
Set against a backdrop of shipping yards and pre-Civil War warehouses in Brooklyn, Red Hook has a laid-back seaside village vibe. Young families and creative professionals make up a large part of the community. A mix of homey eateries and quirky bars, plus edgy art galleries and boutiques proliferate along Van Brunt Street, the main artery. Several indie distilleries and a winery offer tastings and tours. Tesla has made its home here. Since the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal opened in 2006, things have become even better for this neighborhood.
5. Borough Park
Borough Park is a neighborhood in the southwestern part of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is bordered by Bensonhurst to the south, Bay Ridge to the southwest, Sunset Park to the west, Kensington and Greenwood Cemetery to the northeast, Flatbush to the east, and Midwood to the southeast. Borough Park is home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside Israel, with one of the largest concentrations of Jews in the United States, and Orthodox traditions rivaling many insular communities. As the average number of children in Orthodox and Haredi families is 6.72, Borough Park is experiencing a sharp growth in population.
That wraps up our 2019 list of the safest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If you’re relocating to any of these neighborhoods, or anywhere around New York City, look no further than Brooklyn’s top moving company – Stride Movers. Get your free quote here.