With origins dating back to Dutch settlers in the 1600s, Flatbush is one of New York City’s oldest yet most vibrant Brooklyn neighborhoods. It encompasses nearly 5 square miles at the heart of the borough, with over 110,000 residents from diverse Caribbean, West Indian, Italian, Jewish, Mexican and other backgrounds.
Historic limestone townhomes, Victorian mansions and other architectural gems provide a window into its past. But Flatbush also offers modern residences, convenient shopping and dining, and attractions like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum.
The area’s diversity fosters a strong sense of community. You’ll find Caribbean, West Indian, Mexican, Italian and Jewish cultural pockets throughout. Families are drawn to Flatbush’s excellent schools, safe residential streets, and range of housing options—from prewar buildings to new high-rise complexes.
While feeling suburban and relaxed compared to busier parts of NYC, Flatbush provides quick access to Manhattan, Manhattan interstate and surrounding Brooklyn. It’s the best of both worlds – a tranquil oasis still close to urban excitement.