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Cobble Hill Neighborhood Review - Brooklyn Moving Guide

Rachel McCray

Rachel McCray

Discover historic and quaint Cobble Hill. Find out why it's one of Brooklyn's most beloved neighborhoods including information about restaurants, entertainment, schools, and neighborhood vibe. Get the latest on the area's news and developments.
Cobble Hill Brooklyn
Editors Rating (3 stars out of 5)
6.2 Overall
Average Rent Prices 4
Public transportation 8
Schools 8
Lifestyle 7
Crime 4

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.

In this Cobble Hill neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent, and home sale prices.

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.

What Celebrities Live in Cobble Hill

Celebrities that live in the Cobble Hill neighborhood:

Norah JonesSinger, Songwriter, Pianist, Actress
Mike DSinger, Rapper, Musician


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.

Bus Lines
BusB57, B61, B63,

Subway lines in neighborhood

  • F

    IND Sixth Avenue Line

  • G

    IND Crosstown Line

Rent Prices in Cobble Hill

If you're looking to move, Cobble Hill is definitely not one of the cheapest neighborhoods to live in.

It's picturesque streets and high concentration of great restaurants and shops draw many to move to this part of Brooklyn.

You'll find a great deal of beautiful attached townhouses, although some major developments have opened in the area.

Median Asking Prices in Cobble Hill
Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms

Average Rent Price History by Neighborhood

Apartments Available in Cobble Hill Neighborhood

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 it one of the highest performing schools in Brooklyn, but its PTA is extremely prolific in raising money 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:

Local Schools
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 SchoolPublic 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


With a charming neighborhood comes charming eateries.

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

One of these charming eateries is Awash, which serves reasonably priced 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.

How Safe is the Cobble Hill Neighborhood?

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 19.4075 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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