Downtown Brooklyn

Welcome to Downtown Brooklyn

Discover the Heartbeat of Urban Living

Downtown Brooklyn is a thriving and historic neighborhood just a stone's throw away from Manhattan. This vibrant enclave is full of endless energy, offering residents a unique blend of urban living, amenities, and historical charm. From its iconic landmarks to its bustling streets, Downtown Brooklyn boasts a palpable sense of dynamism and excitement that encourages exploration.

What to Love

  • The convenience of being less than 10 miles away from the bustling streets of Manhattan allows for seamless access to work, entertainment, and attractions
  • A rich tapestry of arts and entertainment, with renowned theaters, museums, and important institutions dotting the neighborhood's landscape
  • The fast-paced rhythm of city living, with an abundance of amenities, dining destinations, and entertainment venues right at your doorstep

Local Lifestyle

In Downtown Brooklyn, every corner tells a story, from the historic brownstones lining the streets to the cutting-edge galleries showcasing contemporary art. Here, residents relish a lifestyle that perfectly merges the old with the new and the traditional with the avant-garde. Whether attending a Broadway show, exploring a hidden art exhibit, or savoring a gourmet meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant, Downtown Brooklyn offers an unparalleled urban experience that caters to every taste and interest.

Dining and Shopping

From the iconic New York cheesecake at Junior's to the farm-to-table and seasonal delights at Colonie, there's an excellent menu for every hungry diner. For a culinary adventure, head to DeKalb Market Hall, a food hall brimming with vendors offering a world of flavors under one roof. For an elegant dining experience, La Defense beckons with its sophisticated ambiance and classic French cuisine.

Entertainment and Things to Do

Downtown Brooklyn features a myriad of entertainment options and engaging experiences.

Check out the vibrant energy of Downtown Brooklyn's culinary scene at the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket. In the heart of the neighborhood, this long-running market is a treasure trove of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and locally sourced delights.

Immerse yourself in the literary world at the Brooklyn Book Festival, or discover the vibrant arts scene at the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival. Explore the impact of hip-hop at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, or indulge in cinematic delights at the Brooklyn Film Festival. With its eclectic array of festivals, events, and venues, Downtown Brooklyn promises endless opportunities for enrichment and entertainment.

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Overview for Downtown Brooklyn, NY

29,656 people live in Downtown Brooklyn, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $72,016. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown Brooklyn, NY

Downtown Brooklyn has 13,483 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown Brooklyn do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,656 people call Downtown Brooklyn home. The population density is 71,246.117 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.93 / 53.07%

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Schools in Downtown Brooklyn, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Downtown Brooklyn. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Downtown Brooklyn, NY

There's plenty to do around Downtown Brooklyn, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pride Wine and Spirits, Martial Arts Family Studio, and Mamba Martial Arts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.99 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.61 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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