In all honesty and facts, is Brooklyn ...

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  • Janelle
    2+ weeks old

    In all honesty and facts, is Brooklyn a good place to live? I can't afford to live in the city and want to live in a safe neighborhood sense I am a girl in my 20's. You always see Brooklyn stereotyped and I just want to make sure if i'll be fine getting a apartment here or if I should look at other towns.

    • Brooklyn is a GREAT place to live. There are many neighborhoods that are only a 10 minute commute to Manhattan (Williamsburg) and many others that are 20-30 minute commute (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, BedStuy, etc). Many neighborhoods in Brooklyn are vibrant and diverse and offer lots to do in areas of dining, shopping and entertainment. Safety is relative to each individual. My best advice is to visit the areas you may be interested in and walk around to get a feel for the environment and to determine your comfort level. Best of luck with your search!

    • 2+ weeks old

      Hi, I'm in my 20s and I haven't had any problem living/working in Brooklyn. It's nyc, there is crime even in the 'safer' areas. Your options are limited to your budget, but sometimes an under-market property will pop up

    • It depends what area in Brooklyn you are looking in. Its just like anywhere, there are very nice neighborhoods, and then there are not so nice neighborhoods.

    • Hi,
      I would suggest using these handy websites to do the research for you:
      It keeps an accurate description of crimes in any neighborhood in NY. The first thing you may notice is that NY in general seems to have a high activity in crime. Please note the DATES on the activities as they range several years back to the present. Keep that in mind during your search. Streets can change drastically in a short period of time. ALSO, the less crime the higher the price for rentals and sales in the area.
      This website gives great information on what the neighborhoods in Brooklyn have to offer, and what they lack.

      Good Luck

      Shayla Austin
      Rapid Realty NYC

    • Your budget is the determining factor. The rents in any place that looks close to manhattan on the map are near manhattan prices these days. The best bet is to check the stats for crime in the areas (East Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Sheepshead Bay, Bay Ridge, Greenpoint) are all areas that where once avoided and now getting packed with new development.

      With that being said, you won't know if you feel safe in an area until you actually visit the areas and observe the locals. Especially at night once people are home from work/school or what have you.