About Prospect Heights Neighborhood

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Positioned in the northwest portion of Brooklyn, between the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Heights is a convenient and culturally diverse neighborhood. Housing consists of classic brownstones, renovated older buildings and newly built luxury condos. The Brooklyn Museum, the Barclays Center and surrounding shops are popular destinations for residents and visitors. This affordable neighborhood is a perfect mixture of laid-back and vivacious. Vanderbilt and Washington Avenues are the busier streets filled with trendy bars, bodegas and restaurants popular among the hipster community. Excellent train access to Manhattan, reasonable rent prices and close proximity to Brooklyn’s most popular attractions makes this neighborhood very desirable.

Average Rental Prices in Prospect Heights

These are the average rental prices in Prospect 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 Prospect 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 Prospect Heights. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Crime Rate in Prospect Heights

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 16.4421 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 011 Purvis J. Behan

P.S. 056 Lewis H. Latimer

P.S. 241 Emma L. Johnston

P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud

P.S. 009 Teunis G. Bergen

P.S. 038 The Pacific

P.S. 282 Park Slope

Elijah Stroud Middle School