About Williamsburg Neighborhood

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Although Williamsburg may not be the birthplace of the hipster movement, it is certainly the first place people think of when they think of plaid shirts with the beard and bun combo. Most residents identify as displaced artists and small business owners. The area is slowly becoming more commercialized with the addition of a Whole Foods, Starbucks and high-end luxury apartments. Spectacular city views are generally taken in at Grand Ferry Park. During the warmer months, the Brooklyn Smorgasburg attracts visitors every Saturday to eat from 100 local vendors. It is the largest weekly open-air food market in America and was appropriately dubbed “The Woodstock of Eating” by the New York Times.

Average Rental Prices in Williamsburg

These are the average rental prices in Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg

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

Available Subway Lines:
  • M
  • G
  • L
  • J
  • Z

Crime Rate in Williamsburg

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 17.0918 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 120 Carlos Tapia

P.S. 084 Jose De Diego

P.S. 319

P.S. 018 Edward Bush

P.S. 196 Ten Eyck

P.S. 017 Henry D. Woodworth

P.S. 132 The Conselyea School

P.S. 034 Oliver H. Perry

P.S. 110 The Monitor

P.S. 380 John Wayne Elementary

P.S. 016 Leonard Dunkly

P.S. 257 John F. Hylan

P.S. 147 Issac Remsen

P.S. 250 George H. Lindsay

P.S. 145 Andrew Jackson