The neighborhood of Flatbush can be found in the city of New York, New York.
Home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors will feel at home in Flatbush. It is very easy to find vibrant streets in this part of the city. Even though there is a narrow selection of entertainment venues, there are masses of people around most of the time, and it is very easy to find places to go out at night as they are well-spread throughout the area. There is a good amount of greenery in this part of the city as there are many tree-lined streets. It is easy to access public green spaces in the neighborhood, since there are a few of them nearby for residents to relax in, such as Prospect Park.
The sizeable proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Flatbush is an important part of its character. This neighborhood also has quite a good selection of unit sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 80% of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters while the remainder are occupied by owners. Most of the housing growth in this part of the city occurred before the 1960s.
House buyers in Flatbush will value that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Likewise, there are over 450 restaurants and around 20 coffee shops to experience in this neighborhood. It is also very convenient to get to a selection of clothing stores on foot, for example along Flatbush Avenue. With regards to education, in this part of the city, home owners will almost always be able to get to both primary and secondary schools by walking. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Flatbush is a great neighborhood for car-free transportation options. The public transit system in Flatbush is very accessible. More specifically, it is very convenient to come across a nearby rapid transit station, such as Cortelyou Road Station, Beverley Road Station and Church Av Station on the 2 | 7 Avenue Express Line, Q | Broadway Express Line, B | 6 Avenue Express Line, 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line and 5X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, from the majority of residences in the neighborhood. Residents benefit from about 10 bus lines, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. This part of the city will also appeal to active house buyers as it is very suitable for walking; most daily errands can be run without having to resort to a car, and various businesses are very nearby. Flatbush is reasonably amenable to cycling because riding is made easier by the generally flat terrain, and Flatbush features a good bicycling infrastructure.