About Sheepshead Bay Neighborhood

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Sheepshead Bay is a relaxed waterfront neighborhood located in southern Brooklyn. The name applies to the neighborhood as well as the bay itself, which separates Brooklyn from the eastern portion of Coney Island. There area contains one of the largest Russian-American populations in NYC. Sheepshead Bay Road, Nostrand Avenue and Ocean avenue are the main commercial areas of the community. Emmons Avenue is a waterfront road with plenty of seafood restaurants and piers where locals enjoy fishing and boating. While luxury condominiums and apartment complexes are prevalent, Madison is an exclusively residential subset consisting of 1970s era single-family homes, located just south of Kings Highway.

Average Rental Prices in Sheepshead Bay

These are the average rental prices in Sheepshead Bay 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 Sheepshead Bay

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 Sheepshead Bay. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • B
  • Q

Crime Rate in Sheepshead Bay

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 9.9687 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 254 Dag Hammarskjold

P.S. 100 The Coney Island School

P.S. 253

P.S. 216 Arturo Toscanini

P.S. 209 Margaret Mead

P.S. 255 Barbara Reing School

P.S. 222 Katherine R. Snyder

P.S. 095 The Gravesend

P.S. 052 Sheepshead Bay

P.S. 206 Joseph F Lamb

P.S. 194 Raoul Wallenberg

P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss

P.S. 153 Homecrest

Abraham Lincoln High School

I.S. 303 Herbert S. Eisenberg