About Crown Heights Neighborhood

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Crown Heights is a large and eclectic cross-section of central Brooklyn, spanning from Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to East New York. It has a mix of cultures but largely an immense Caribbean and Orthodox Jewish population. The neighborhood is well-known for its West Indian-American Day Parade or “The Labor Day Parade” which celebrates Caribbean culture and attracts millions of participants. There are several daytime activities for residents including Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Prospect Park. Nostrand Avenue is the busiest strip in the area and has everything from discount stores and churches to trendy bars and coffee shops.

Average Rental Prices in Crown Heights

These are the average rental prices in Crown Heights 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 Crown Heights

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 Crown Heights. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • S

Crime Rate in Crown Heights

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 18.7368 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 191 Paul Robeson

P.S. 012

P.S. 028 The Warren Prep Academy

P.S. 335 Granville T. Woods

P.S. 289 George V. Brower

P.S. 189 Lincoln Terrace

P.S. 398 Walter Weaver

P.S. 221 Toussaint L'Ouverture

P.S. 091 The Albany Avenue School

P.S. 161 The Crown

P.S. 011 Purvis J. Behan

P.S. 056 Lewis H. Latimer

P.S. 003 The Bedford Village

P.S. 093 William H. Prescott

P.S. 138 Brooklyn

P.S. 241 Emma L. Johnston

P.S. 375 Jackie-Robinson School

P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud

P.S. 009 Teunis G. Bergen

Boys And Girls High School

M.S. 061 Gladstone H. Atwell

The School Of Integrated Learning

Ebbets Field Middle School

Elijah Stroud Middle School