Dyker Heights is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Dyker Heights is a "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the feel of this neighborhood. Finding things to do in this neighborhood is very easy. Even though this neighborhood is not known for its nightlife, there are very often a very large number of people around. 86th Street is among the most lively streets in this part of New York. Dyker Heights is quiet, as the streets are generally quite tranquil - although that is not the case closer to Gowanus Expressway. This area also features a fair amount of greenery as many tree-lined streets are prominent. There are about 10 parks close by for residents to discover, including Dyker Beach Park and Leif Ericson Park, making it very easy to access them.
Duplexes are the main housing type, representing around 30% of buildings in Dyker Heights, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and townhouses. This neighborhood has a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The population residing in this part of the city is evenly split between renters and owners. Most of the housing growth in this neighborhood occurred prior to the 1960s.
It is especially easy to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any location in Dyker Heights. Likewise, those who enjoy dining out won't have to walk far in this area, where over 50 restaurants and a few cafes can be found. It is also especially convenient to access a selection of clothing stores on foot. When it comes to education, residents will value the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from all homes for sale in Dyker Heights. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
This part of the city is an excellent area when it comes to getting around without a car. Most homes for sale in this neighborhood are located in places that are especially suitable for traveling on foot; most daily errands can be run without having to use a vehicle, and many businesses are especially close by. However, Dyker Heights is not particularly appropriate for cycling as riding is rendered arduous by the often sloping topography, and the bicycling network is rather poor. Thanks to about 20 nearby bus lines, this area is home to a very good public transit system. On the other hand, a car is a sometimes poor medium of transportation in Dyker Heights. Nevertheless, nearby highways, such as Gowanus Expressway, are very easy to reach from any location in Dyker Heights.