Brighton Beach is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Brighton Beach is a great part of New York for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Finding things to do in this area is very easy. Although the nightlife is quiet, there are very often crowds of people around. Greenery is quite present in this neighborhood; there are around 10 green spaces close by for residents to check out, including Asser Levy Park, making it very easy to get to them. In addition, residents will find that many tree-lined streets are prominent.
The sizeable percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Brighton Beach is an important part of its character. This neighborhood has a good choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 70% of the dwellings in Brighton Beach whereas owners occupy the remainder. Most homes in this neighborhood were constructed before the 1960s, during its main housing boom.
In Brighton Beach, residents will almost always be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot. Locals can choose between public and private elementary schools. With respect to eating, house buyers in Brighton Beach will welcome that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Moreover, there are over 50 restaurants and approximately 20 cafes to enjoy in Brighton Beach. It is also a short distance to a very good variety of clothing stores.
This neighborhood does not require driving since various other means of transportation are available. The public transit system in this area is very accessible. More specifically, rapid transit stations, such as Ocean Parkway Station and Brighton Beach Station on the B | 6 Avenue Express Line and Q | Broadway Express Line, are not very far-removed from the majority of homes in the neighborhood. House owners benefit from a few bus lines, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. It is also very convenient for pedestrians to move around in this part of New York; most common errands can be run on foot, and a large number of businesses of different types can be found as well. The bike is a fairly good method of transportation in Brighton Beach as there are a limited number of slopes to challenge cyclists, and this neighborhood boasts a great bicycling infrastructure.