Fort Greene Neighborhood Review
Fort Greene is a vibrant, thriving, and diverse community only about 15 minutes from the city. It lies just east of DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn and north of Prospect Heights and Boerum Hill, which lends it a central location within North Brooklyn.
This historic district's (along with its sister neighborhood Clinton Hill) streets are tree and brownstone-lined, which offer it a beautiful and quaint neighborhood feel. It's a tight-knit community of entrepreneurs, artists, and film/TV-industry professionals, which includes people from all walks of life and different parts of the world. It's a great neighborhood for both single professionals and families alike.
Residents have access to gorgeous Fort Greene Park, Barclay's Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bric House, a multitude of highly-rated restaurants and bars, and countless boutiques and shops.
To get to larger shopping venues is a snap, with the City Point Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, and the Atlantic Terminal Mall at the south end of the neighborhood. A Whole Foods and Apple store are premiering in the area as well as numerous stores and eateries along the Navy Yard.
Fun Fact: Originally built as Fort Putnam in 1776 under the supervision of Major General Nathanael Greene, Fort Greene is Brooklyn's oldest park designated by the city.
Restaurants in Fort Greene
Fort Greene offers an amazing variety of cuisines from around the world such as Thai, South African, Vietnamese, Mediterranean, Indian, Mexican, and Japanese just to name a few.
Among them, you can find plenty of Zagat-rated and highly acclaimed establishments, and anything from casual to fine dining. You'll easily access many of these businesses along Myrtle Ave., Dekalb Aves., and Fulton Street. Some notables are Roman's, Miss Ada, Metta, Olea, Samui, Karasu, and the neighborhood favorite Walter's.
Celebrities that lives in Fort Greene neighborhood
|Wyatt Cenac||Comedian Writer|
|Ulla Johnson||Fashion Designer|
As far as transportation goes, you'll find the G, A/C line running through the neighborhood, with convenient access to major train hubs at Metrotech in Downtown Brooklyn and Atlantic Terminal. Several bus lines run through the area. Fort Greene, in addition, is very bike-friendly with numerous bike lanes as well as Citi-Bike Stations set up all over the neighborhood.
|Subway||B, Q, R, G, C, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Buses||B69, B62, B57, B38|
Average Rent Prices
Fort Greene, like much of North Brooklyn, apartments are on the pricey side. Rental prices will generally be lower than those in DUMBO or Williamsburg, but higher than areas like Bed-Stuy and Bushwick. Apartment styles range anywhere from new luxury developments to charming historic brownstone apartments and enchanting garden units.
Because of the smaller size of this area compared to other neighborhoods, inventory tends to be on the lower end and residents tend to stay in the neighborhood long-term.
|Studio||1 Bedroom||2 Bedrooms||3 Bedrooms|
Public & Charter Schools
Fort Greene falls in school district 13 with lots of choices of great public and charter schools in the area from K-12. Fort Greene also has a lot of private school choices for preschools and daycares. P.S. 20 also offers a very in-demand free pre-kindergarten class.
The neighborhood is most notably home to Brooklyn Technical High School, which is one of the city's specialized high schools and one of the highest-performing public high schools in the country.
|Brooklyn Technical High School||Public - Grades 9-12
5447 students - 22 student/teacher
|Urban Assembly Academy Of Arts And Letters||Public - Grades K-4, 6-8
486 students - 15 student/teacher
|Ps 20 Clinton Hill||Public - Grades PK-5
377 students - 14 student/teacher
|Satellite West Middle School||Public - Grades 6-8
104 students - 11 student/teacher
|Science Skills Center High School for Science Tech and Crea||Public - Grades 9-12
540 students - 21 student/teacher
|Ps 46 Edward C Blum||Public - Grades PK-5
401 students - Unknown student/teacher
|Ps 67 Charles A Dorsey||Public - Grades PK-5
236 students - 10 student/teacher
|Brooklyn International High School at Waters Edge||Public - Grades 9-12
338 students - 17 student/teacher
|Ps 287 Bailey K Ashford||Public - Grades PK-5
194 students - 16 student/teacher
|Ps 307 Daniel Hale Williams||Public - Grades PK-5
409 students - 8 student/teacher
|Ms 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center||Public - Grades 6-8
562 students - 14 student/teacher
|The Urban Assembly School Of Music And Art At Wate||Public - Grades 9-12
387 students - 16 student/teacher
|Fort Greene Preparatory Academy||Public - Grades 6-8
242 students - Unknown student/teacher
|Dr Susan S McKinney Secondary School of the Arts||Public - Grades 6-12
423 students - 12 student/teacher
|Ps 753 School For Career Development||Public - Grades 9-12
224 students - 8 student/teacher
|The Brooklyn Waldorf School||Private - Grades PK-8
175 students - 7 student/teacher
|Queen Of All Saints||Private - Grades K-8
211 students - 24 student/teacher
|Hanson Place Elementary School||Private - Grades PK-8
109 students - 11 student/teacher
|Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School||Private - Grades 9-12
736 students - 17 student/teacher
|Community Roots Charter School||Charter - Grades K-8
451 students - 10 student/teacher
|Compass Charter School||Charter - Grades K-5
241 students - 14 student/teacher
|Success Academy Fort Greene||Charter - Grades K-5
376 students - 14 student/teacher