Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Review
Carroll Gardens is sometimes referred to as "Little Paris" or "Little France," due to a large number of French expats who have taken up residence in the area, which spans about 40 blocks.
Throughout the neighborhood, the brownstones feature large front gardens and tree-lined streets, especially in the Historic District.
It is surrounded by Boerum Hill, Gowanus, and Red Hook.
Although once considered part of Red Hook, the neighborhood began forming its own identity in the 1940s after the construction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Gowanus Expressway.
Today, Carroll Gardens is predominately upper-middle class consisting of business professionals and elderly residents who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time.
FUN FACT: Carroll Gardens was settled in the 19th century by Irish immigrants and named after Charles Carroll, an Irish immigrant who was the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Celebrities that live in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood include:
|Jemima Kirke||Actress, Artist|
|Solange Knowles||Singer, Songwriter, Model, Actress|
|Stacy London||Stylist/Fashion Consultant, Author, Editor|
|Jenny Slate||Comedian, Actress, Voice Actress, Author|
Carroll Gardens has access to both the F and G line at Carrol Street and Smith-Ninth Street stations.
The B61 is available on 9th street while the B57 is available on Court and Smith Streets.
Average Rent Prices
Real estate is very competitive in this highly-sought after area of Brooklyn.
|Studio||1 Bedroom||2 Bedrooms||3 Bedrooms|
Public & Charter Schools
The New York Department of Education operates many highly-rated public schools in the area and there are plenty of private, charter and day schools to choose from as well.
|International School of Brooklyn||Private - PK-8 - 333 students||Independent, language immersion school offering two bilingual tracks: Spanish-English and French-English, and follows the International Baccalaureate programs for Lower and Middle School|
|P.S. 146 Brooklyn New School||Public - PK-5 - 666 students||Strong leadership, seasoned teachers, active parents, and an imaginative curriculum. Highly sought-after.|
|Brooklyn Secondary School for Collaborative Studies||Public - 6-12 - 667 students||Offers relaxed atmosphere. Accepts students of all skill levels and prepares them for college.|
|P.S. 58 The Carroll||Public - PK-5 - 995 students||Strong academics, focus on arts, dual language French program. Solid neighborhood school|
Carroll Gardens can offer some of the coziest environments for enjoying a nice meal outdoors. The neighborhood is teeming with great options!
One place sure to make you forget you're even living in a city is Frankies 457 Spuntino, a popular neighborhood Italian spot with a simple menu.
Come here to enjoy consistently delicious food with friends in a huge outdoor garden, weather permitting.
While Italian restaurants are everywhere in Carroll Gardens, Cuban food can only be found in one place - Cubana Cafe.
Enjoy live music from 7-10 PM every Thursday, while you sip on a mojito and enjoy a nice cheap, delicious dinner.
Carroll Gardens would not be catering to its residents if it didn't have any French restaurants.
A couple of great spots include the Alsatian eatery La Cigogne and the classic neighborhood French bistro, Cafe Luluc, which specializes in weekend brunches and garden seating (Cash Only).
For some great all-American comfort hop into Buttermilk Channel, known for their sparkling brunches and their buttermilk fried chicken!
For old-world Italian goodies like cannolis, gelatos, and cakes, don't forget about Pasticceria Monteleone BK.