About Bensonhurst Neighborhood

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Situated in the southwestern part of Brooklyn, Bensonhurst is home to a large multiethnic community, with over half of its residents foreign-born. The neighborhood’s Italian roots are evident in the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn’s Little Italy. It is also home to what is arguably the largest number of Chinese-born residents as it is now home to Brooklyn’s second Chinatown (the first one originating in Sunset Park). This multicultural hub is bordered by 65th Street to the northeast and 14th Avenue to the northwest. Apartment buildings are clustered throughout the area and many of the older attached or semidetached houses are being replaced with three-story brick apartment buildings and muilti-family condominiums.

Average Rental Prices in Bensonhurst

These are the average rental prices in Bensonhurst by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Bensonhurst

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

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These trains run through Bensonhurst. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • D
  • F
  • N

Crime Rate in Bensonhurst

Crime rate: 3 out of 10
Approximately 8.1304 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 247 Brooklyn

P.S. 204 Vince Lombardi

P.S. 186 Dr. Irving A Gladstone

P.S. 205 Clarion

P.S. 048 Mapleton

P.S. 112 Lefferts Park

P.S. 180 Homewood

P.S. 176 Ovington

P.S. 128 Bensonhurst

P.S. 200 Benson School

P.S. 177 The Marlboro

P.S. 121 Nelson A. Rockefeller

P.S. 226 Alfred De B.Mason

P.S. 748 Brooklyn School For Global Scholars

Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School

New Utrecht High School

J.H.S. 201 The Dyker Heights

J.H.S. 227 Edward B. Shallow