Cobble Hill Neighborhood Review

Rachel McCray

CITY

Cobble Hill Brooklyn

Walk down any street in this young, vibrant neighborhood and you will find young professionals--the majority of whom work in a tech-related field or start-up.

The neighborhood has a hipster-like residential feel to it - think Williamsburg but on a much smaller scale with historic townhouses and vintage storefronts.

The hip yet historic area is filled mostly with multi-unit brownstones. However, many high-rise developments are in the works.

One of the most notable spots in Cobble Hill is the historic row houses around the park at Verandah Place. This setting will take you back to another century.

Sandwiched between Gowanus, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook, this laid-back community is within walking distance of multiple churches, parks, playgrounds, and schools. 

The overall small-town pace of life is a breath of fresh air for families and those who work in Manhattan. 

Predominantly residential, there are plenty of highly-rated eateries and watering holes on Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. Trader Joe's is also a huge draw for many Brooklynites to  Cobble Hill.

For a small and quaint area, you'd be surprised to know that Cobble Hill is home to one of the few movie theaters in Brooklyn--the Cobble Hill Cinema

FUN FACT:  The spot where Trader Joe’s is situated was once a steep conical hill— referred to as Cobbleshill on a survey of Brooklyn dating from 1767. During the Battle of Brooklyn, the steep spot became Cobble Hill Fort, a key lookout point from which General Washington viewed the fighting at the Gowanus Creek.

Local Buzz

Celebrities that live in the Cobble Hill neighborhood:

CelebrityNotes
Norah JonesSinger, Songwriter, Pianist, Actress
Rachel Weisz & Daniel CraigActress and Actor

Transportation

This small 40-block neighborhood is just a few subway stops from Manhattan thanks to conveniently placed main subway lines. Buses are no more than a 5-minute walk from any direction.

SubwayF, G
BusB57, B61, B63,

Average Rent Prices

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
$2,139$2,891$4,083$6,051

Public & Charter Schools

Parents from all over the world are contacting the school principals at Cobble Hill schools in an effort to ensure that their children will have access to some of NYC's best schools. 

Most notably, P.S. 29 has been a huge draw for families to move to this neighborhood.

Not only is one of the highest performing schools in Brooklyn, but its PTA raises several hundreds of thousands each year to pay for a second teacher in each classroom, as well as all kinds of enrichment programs at the school.

Cobble Hill school fall into District 15 and here are some of the top performing schools in the area:

SchoolInfoNotes
P.S. 29 - John M. HarriganPublic - PK-5 - 967 studentsCohesive rival school to any local private schools. Super active parents and large outdoor space open to the community.

Success Academy Cobble Hill Charter School

Public Charter - K-4 - 469 studentsVery high test scores. Racially and socioeconomically diverse student body.
Cobble Hill School For American StudiesPublic - 9-12 - 598 studentsAttractive building. Offers students the choice of two programs: history or law.
Mary McDowell Friends SchoolPrivate -K-12 - 375 studentsOne of New York City's leading schools for students with learning disabilities

Restaurants

With a charming neighborhood comes charming eateries. Cobble Hill has gained the attention of New Yorkers who are looking to try out unique, unpretentious restaurant that serves all of the great comfort classics.

One of these charming eateries is Awash, which serves reasonably prices Ethiopian cuisine in a super relaxed environment with a consistently friendly and accommodating staff.

For your next hangover cure, head over to Cafe Luluc for some buttery, double-stack of pancakes so big that they will be falling off of your plate.

Seating may be a bit tight but the payoff is an awesome brunch at a great price! Make sure to bring cash since they are cash-only.

Make sure you try the food at Yemen Cafe and bring home some amazing delectables from Sahadi's right across the street on Atlantic Ave.

For dessert, travel back in time to the vintage-inspired ice-cream bar, Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, right on the border of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill.

The old school vibes and neighborhood feel of this whimsical sweet spot will have you coming back for your next fix sooner than you thought.

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