The neighborhood of Red Hook is situated within the city of New York, New York.
Red Hook has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. Most areas in Red Hook are quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor, although that is not the case close to Brooklyn Queens Expressway or Gowanus Expressway. The greenery in this neighborhood is not especially prominent; to be more precise, residents will find that there are relatively few tree-lined streets. However, public green spaces, such as Red Hook Recreation Area, are very well-spread out and there are a few of them close by for residents to discover, which makes it very easy to reach them. Lastly, finding things to do in this part of New York is very easy. Despite the fact that there are relatively few nearby entertainment venues, there are a large number of people around most of the time, and with the bars in nearby neighborhoods, it is very easy to find a place to grab a drink because they are generally located very close by.
In Red Hook, most of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings. This part of New York has a selection of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 90% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home while owners make up the remainder. Most housing in this part of the city was built prior to the 1960s, during its biggest housing boom.
Property owners in this area will appreciate that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. In addition, those who appreciate dining out won't have to go far in this part of New York, where about 40 restaurants and a few cafes are available. Property owners have access to many nearby clothing stores. Regarding education, in Red Hook, residents will generally be able to reach primary as well as high schools on foot.
Red Hook will appeal to home owners that value various modes of transportation. Thanks to around 10 nearby bus lines, the public transit system in Red Hook is very good. This part of the city will also appeal to active people as it is very conducive to walking; carrying out daily needs is especially convenient on foot, and there are also countless businesses close by. Red Hook is a fairly pleasant part of New York for bike riders. For instance, there are a limited number of elevation changes, and bike-share stations are seldomly more than a short walk away.