About Gowanus Neighborhood

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Gowanus is a former industrial zone meets artist creativity type of neighborhood located in northwest Brooklyn. Young professionals, hipsters and creative types make up the majority of the residents. Due to rising rent costs, many locals from neighboring Park Slope, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill are making their way to Gowanus. Although the polluted Gowanus Canal travels through the neighborhood, more trendy stores, restaurants and bars are beginning to open here transforming into one of Brooklyn’s up-and-coming hip enclaves. Framed houses, renovated warehouses and low-rise homes with apartments in each make up the majority of housing, but brownstones and affordable housing can be found trickled throughout.

Average Rental Prices in Gowanus

These are the average rental prices in Gowanus 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 Gowanus

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

Credit Score


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

Available Subway Lines:
  • F
  • G

Crime Rate in Gowanus

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 15.0077 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 058 The Carroll

Red Hook Neighborhood School

P.S. 295

P.S. 124 Silas B. Dutcher

P.S. 032 Samuels Mills Sprole

P.S. 261 Philip Livingston

P.S. 172 Beacon School Of Excellence

P.S. 039 Henry Bristow

P.S. 038 The Pacific

P.S. 282 Park Slope