Brooklyn Heights, bounded by the East River, Fulton Street, Atlantic Avenue and Court Street, is an old, distinctive residential quarter, famous in Victorian days for its churches and its clergymen. This section occupies a bluff that rises sharply from the river's edge and gradually recedes on the landward side. The view from the Brooklyn Heights' apartments, hotels and rooming houses is one of the most exciting in the world. It includes the Lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Governors Island, the Statue of Liberty and shipping factories and wharves along the East River.
The Heights is Brooklyn's answer to the Village, but grander: fabulous nineteenth-century brownstones with high ceilings and fireplaces and great apartment buildings to match. A walk through this neighborhood will take you through five or six of the variegated architecture trends of the 19th and 20th centuries. The oldest standing house in the neighborhood-a wooden house, dating back to 1824, in 24 Middagh Street, is a perfect example of the Federal-style that first dominated the budding suburb. There are over six hundred pre-Civil War buildings in the Brooklyn Heights.
Carefully restored brownstones, an exceptional view of Manhattan, proximity to the financial district and well-developed services, including many restaurants and shops, make it a destination of choice. This chic, historic neighborhood, providing a coveted business, cultural, gustatory and entertainment opportunities, has wonderful recreation areas, such as The Promenade, Prospect Park and The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
Known to be Manhattan's "best" bedroom community, it is certainly the princess neighborhood of Brooklyn, as sixty percent of the Brooklyn Heights apartments cost over one million dollars a piece. The development is scarce in this land-marked area and the demand is high-thus, anything new is top-notch. The Brooklyn Heights is feeling its biggest change along the waterfront nowadays. The unused waterfront is now some of the hottest real estate in the city. Two neighborhoods, which border Brooklyn Heights are getting attention from out-of-state media, gaining residents from the art community (always the sign of gentrification in NYC), and the developers are moving in quickly.
The best neighborhood in Brooklyn, the Heights, will never be cheap again, especially given the whopping increases of the past decade. The Brooklyn Heights Realty says it is hard to find a home for less than three million dollars these days. New four-story condos in State Street between Willow Place and Hicks Street are meant to blend into the historic block and run to two million dollars. Slightly more affordable are new units in five brick buildings in Warren Street. Townhouses are at the top of the range and cost around three million dollars. At the same time, the median price for a home in the rest of Brooklyn is two hundred and twenty thousand dollars. A rent of two-bedroom Brooklyn heights apartments runs about two thousand and three hundred dollars. Most studios, rent for an average of one thousand and two hundred dollars, and one-bedroom Brooklyn heights apartments are approximately one thousand and seven hundred. Besides the price, the homes and city Heights apartments are usually more spacious than those across the bridge, hence, you can gain a lot of more living space by renting accommodation in the Heights.