Welcome to Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens call it “Brooklyn’s best-kept secret.” Flying under the radar of higher-profile nabes, this area is home to lush, leafy streets, a spectacular collection of intact 19th and 20th century homes, and access to the borough’s biggest green space, Prospect Park. Welcome to the Upper West Side of Brooklyn.

Key Details


cozy, quiet & serene, parks & recreation, great transit, green, for foodies, hip, escape from the urban jungle, young professionals, brownstones, greenscape, vibrant & cultural, pratt institute


Commute Times
Columbus Circle 35m. by train, 49m. by car
Grand Central 34m. by train, 35m. by car
Union Square 25m. by train, 34m. by car
Wall Street 25m. by train, 28m. by car
Nearest Subways
  • g train
  • a train
  • c train
East to West Vanderbilt Ave. to Classon Ave.
North to South Flushing Ave. to Atlantic Ave.
Nearby Neighborhoods Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Prospect lefferts gardens:
A parkside hideaway with a bounty of historic homes.

Originally the property of gentleman farmer James Lefferts, the area became a destination for the wealthy in the 19th century, leading to the creation of the neighborhood’s stock of beautiful homes. As those residents moved out, a more diverse population moved in; today, Prospect-Lefferts Garden is the locus of Caribbean-American culture in Brooklyn. It’s become a magnet for young families who love the porches and backyard gardens that many properties offer.

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What to expect:
19th Century Notable Architecture featuring grand mansions and elegant apartment buildings, tree lined streets and multiple parks throughout.

This architecturally diverse neighborhood is home to a slew of small businesses, independent coffee shops and restaurants. Named after New York Mayor and Governor DeWitt Clinton, this area was once considered a calm retreat outside of Manhattan. Clinton Hill also has a large influx of new buyers moving into the area. The plentiful playgrounds and parks allow for great urban exploration. Home to Pratt Institute and Saint Joseph's College, Clinton Hill has built a community that caters to the locals, students, business owners and families, all who celebrate the neighborhood for its rich history and welcoming appeal.

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The lifestyle:
Brooklyn collegetown, offering an Artistic and academic vibe influenced by Pratt and other schools, a destination offering small boutiques and notable restaurants throughout the neighborhood

Clinton Hill’s main subway line is the G train which runs from North to South Brooklyn. This quick route to other neighborhoods gives Clinton Hill the unique spot of being right in the middle of a long history and ever-evolving mix of architecture, educational campuses and cultural hotspots. From mom and pops shops to NYC’s only Wegmans in the neighboring Brooklyn Navy Yard, shopping here is a breeze. Lastly, catch a beer at Mekelburg's, indulge in Caribbean Cuisine at Imani's, a neighborhood staple set in a renovated townhouse, or attend the local neighborhood block party known as “St. James Joy”. Soon enough you won't even miss Manhattan.

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Unexpected appeal:
A vast selection of art showcased throughout the neighborhood with attention to community and urban development.

Once home to actress Susan Sarandon, comedian Bowen Yang and countless other artists, Clinton Hill offers a cultural diversity that influences its businesses, cuisine, and outdoor events. Sections deemed in the Historic District are lined with Gothic revival homes and churches from the 19th century. Take a stroll through Pratt Playground or grab a bite at Aita, there you will feel the full vibrancy of this charming neighborhood.

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The market:
A mixture of contemporary, modern and classically built homes with urban growth ahead.

Its beautiful tree-lined blocks filled with coveted brownstone stoops and refined pre-war buildings historically drew artists of all genres to the neighborhood and has more recently become desirable for Manhattanites such as young urban professionals, families looking for more space, and lovers of New York history and culture. While roaming the streets, you’ll find beautiful brownstones, gothic revivals and Italianate style residences with sprinkles of new development. Historic Fort Greene Park which is just a short stroll away offers plenty of greenery and a mini escape from the NYC concrete jungle.

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You'll fall in love with:
The small town neighborhood feel and retreat from the fast-paced energy in other parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Nestled between Bed-Stuy and historic Fort Greene, this vibrant neighborhood affords itself the freedom of expressing itself through culture, food, and green spaces. With close proximity to Downtown Brooklyn and Manhattan, you can live in serenity and still not miss out on all the advantages this great borough offers.

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