About Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood

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Designated an NYC Landmark area in 1979, Prospect Lefferts garden is a residential neighborhood in Flatbush that's largely Caribbean-American and African-American. Bordered by Empire Boulevard, Clarkson Avenue, New York Avenue, and Oceanside Avenue and Prospect Park. The area is home to many one and two-family units built in the early 20th century, plus plenty of larger apartment houses. Depending on where you live, the area is serviced by the B, Q, S, 2, and 5 lines ( as well as many bus routes), which means Prospect Lefferts Gardens (PLG) is easily accessible from the rest of the city. Plenty of tree and shrub lined streets, along with flourishing businesses, provide ample opportunity for residents and visitors to leisurely appreciate the neighborhood (and for those craving even more nature and walking, the area is home to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens). As with much of the city, however, the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is experiencing gentrification, which means that the community is undergoing a visible transformation. Whatever the future may hold, one this is is unlikely to change: PLG will remain in demand.

Average Rental Prices in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

These are the average rental prices in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens 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-Lefferts Gardens

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-Lefferts Gardens. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 2
  • 5
  • B
  • Q
  • S

Crime Rate in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 16.6938 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 397 Foster-Laurie

P.S. 221 Toussaint L'Ouverture

P.S. 091 The Albany Avenue School

P.S. 161 The Crown

P.S. 135 Sheldon A. Brookner

P.S. 092 Adrian Hegeman

P.S. 375 Jackie-Robinson School

M.S. 061 Gladstone H. Atwell

M.S. 246 Walt Whitman

East Flatbush Community Research School

Middle School Of Marketing And Legal Studies

M.S. 002