Flatlands

Brooklyn

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Flatlands is a neighborhood in the southwest area of Brooklyn, bounded by Avenue H to the north, Avenue U to the south, Ralph Avenue to the east, Flatbush Avenue to the southwest and Nostrand Avenue to the northwest. The flat land of Flatlands was initially settled as a farming area, for tobacco and vegetables, and has gone through several major changes in its demographics over the years. It has consistently maintained an family-friendly atmosphere that keeps the neighborhood safe. The seclusion of the area makes it seem almost suburban it its tranquility, but shoppers do have easy access to Kings Plaza Shopping Center and several strips along in the neighborhood provide restaurants and other stores. Housing is varied, with affordable detached or semi-attached homes, and a few larger developments. The housing and family-friendly atmosphere are the real draws of the ‘hood. One of the reasons Flatlands stay so safe is because of its seclusion- there are no subway stops in the neighborhood. Wannabe straphangers must take a bus to the Broadway Junction or Nostrand Ave train stops, with about an hour ride to lower Manhattan. Because of this reason, most residents drive cars or rely on city or private buses for transportation.

Neighborhood Tags:

Family-Friendly, Affordable, Car Friendly

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

2
5

Buses:

B2
B3
B9
B41
B44
B46
B47
B82
B100
BM1
BM4
Q35

Rental Prices:

$879 ― $1,649

Sales Prices:

$211,000 ― $396,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

22

Police Precincts:

63

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