Named for Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence,
Carroll Gardens shares its northern boundary with Cobble Hill at Degraw
and Boerum Hill at Warren, while extending south to Hamilton Avenue
and Red Hook. This long standing Italian neighborhood of family-run
stores is now sprinkled with chic cafes, boutiques and antique shops.
Here you'll find old timers hovering over a game of bocci in Carroll
Park, while pre-schoolers as well as teenagers take advantage of the
ample playground equipment and newly renovated basketball courts. Especially
attractive are Carroll Garden's great schools, both public and private.
Look for those magnificent brownstones on 1st Place and beyond, with
their generous streetside front gardens which give the neighborhood
its name. Only a short subway ride from Manhattan, Carroll Gardens is
one of Brooklyn's finest residential treasures.
And not to forget the distinct neighborhood of Columbia Street Water
Front District which extends from Atlantic Avenue to Hamilton Avenue,
a block or so west of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Once a bustling
district of waterfront establishments, Columbia Street is rapidly undergoing
a revival, a pocket of restaurants, bakeries and bistros doing quite
nicely just off Degraw Street. Around the corner on Union Street you'll
find a vibrant Brooklyn - where it's been, and where it's heading -
newer shops side by side with century old businesses, many run by second
and third generation family members.
Areas of interest in Brooklyn: (click for information)
Brooklyn real estate (general)
Brooklyn Heights real estate
Carroll Gardens real estate
Cobble Hill real estate
Park Slope real estate
Gowanus real estate
Windsor Terrace real estate