The neighborhood of Gowanus is part of the city of New York, New York.
Gowanus is a great area for home buyers who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. This part of New York has a very large number of places to discover. There are many nearby entertainment venues, there are crowds of people around most of the time, and with its approximately 10 bars, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink as they are generally located very close by. There is not that much greenery in this neighborhood; more specifically, residents will find that a large number of streets have sub-par tree coverage. However, public green spaces, including Park, are especially well-spread out and there are a few of them nearby for residents to check out, making it very easy to reach them from a lot of locations within Gowanus.
In Gowanus, roughly 40% of the dwellings are small apartment buildings, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. This neighborhood has a choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy about 70% of the dwellings in Gowanus while the rest are occupied by owners. This neighborhood experienced its main housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available homes are from this era.
It is usually an option for property owners in Gowanus to purchase general and specialty groceries on foot. Moreover, those who are fond of eating out won't have to go far in Gowanus, where over 100 restaurants and around 10 cafes can be found. It is also especially easy to access a variety of clothing stores on foot. Regarding education, it is a very short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from any location in Gowanus. Locals have the choice between public and private elementary schools.
Gowanus does not necessitate driving as several other methods of transportation are available. Gowanus is very transit friendly. More specifically, rapid transit stations, such as Smith - 9 Sts Station and 4 Av Station on the F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line, G | Brooklyn-Queens Crosstown Line and D | 6 Avenue Express Line, are generally nearby from most homes in the neighborhood. There are a few bus lines traversing the neighborhood, and it is very easy to get to a nearby bus stop from most houses. It is also very convenient for pedestrians to navigate Gowanus; all common errands can be run on foot, and innumerable businesses of different types can be found as well. A good number of residents in the area use their bicycle because there is usually a bike-share station in proximity.