Considering a move to Brooklyn?

Here are some things to keep in mind before you make your move:

  • Study the neighborhoods. Brooklyn, which spans more than 76 square miles, is a densely populated borough. Every neighborhood has its own character, culturally and architecturally. Be sure to research which areas appeal to you.
  • Decide on your cost of living budget. Brooklyn, as part of NYC, contains some of the most expensive real estate in the nation. Rental and sale prices fluctuate throughout Brooklyn.
  • Consider your commute. More than half of Brooklyn residents work outside the borough. Most take the subway to Manhattan every day to get to work. Study the subway map to determine which train lines travel through which neighborhoods. If you will be working within Brooklyn, the bus system may also help you get around.
  • Consider whether you want a car or not. If you have a car, you may want to think about leaving it behind. In some neighborhoods, especially those near Manhattan, parking is very scarce.