CROWN HEIGHTS REAL ESTATE AGENT – LISTING BROKER
MICHAEL D. REHM – (646) 895-2945
If you are looking to relocate to Brooklyn, Crown Heights is a neighborhood worth checking out. It’s centrally located within the borough so it’s not to far from other popular Brooklyn areas and it’s a short train ride into Manhattan.
Sound good so far? Here are other statistics that will help you determine if Crown Heights is the neighborhood for you.
If you are a parent moving into the Crown Heights area, good news! There are several highly rated schools located throughout the neighborhood, including the International Arts Business School, George W. Wingate High School, the New Heights Middle School and Medgar Evers College.
New York is an exciting city to live in, but some areas are known for having high crime rates. So how does Crown Heights fare?
The neighborhood is patrolled by two NYPD precincts; the 77th precinct patrols Crown Heights North and the 71st Precinct patrols Crown Heights West. In 2010 the 77th precinct was rated 42nd safest of 69 patrol areas for per capita crime and the 71st was rated the 46th safest.
However, crime rates are going down. The 77th precinct has experienced an 85.7% decrease in crime rate between 1990 and 2018. The 71st precinct saw an 82.7% decrease over the same time period.
Living in Crown Heights will require a sizable investment. There are currently 48 Crown Heights home listed on Zillow and all are over $1 million. Some are as high as $2 million plus. However, they vary greatly in terms of size and what each has to offer.
For example. One 2 bed, 2 bath home is listed for $1,375,000 while a 15 bed, 7 bath multi-family dwelling is listed for $1,900,000. This is likely due to the area of the neighborhood the home is in and the condition of the property.
However, with Crown Heights becoming more popular as a place to live, if you can invest the money, now is the time to do it.
Living in Brooklyn means excitement is never far away. Nature lovers will enjoy taking a break from city life by visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens or green areas like Brower Park, Hamilton Metz Field, Wingate Park and Parkside Playground. Prospect Park and Mount Prospect Park run along the neighborhood’s western edge.
Culture buffs will have a great time exploring Crown Heights museums which include the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Jewish Children’s Museum and the Weeksville Heritage Center. And, if you’re looking for a day or night on the town, there’s no shortage of shops, bars and restaurants.
So, what do you think? Will you be choosing Crown Heights when you are looking for your next home?
Call Crown Heights Real Estate Agent Michael D. Rehm at (646) 895-2945 for more information, anytime.