Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

by nabewise


Prospect-Lefferts Garden is an ethnically diverse neighborhood in central Brooklyn named after the historical Lefferts Manor and bordered by Flatbushand Crown Heights South. Its legacy is kept alive by the landmarked two story stone and brick houses still standing where the estate once lay. Prospect-Lefferts Garden is a favorite of Manhattan expats who cherish the location for its beautiful, affordable houses and proximity to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.

Top Votes – Score out of 100

Green space
Green space 85
Community 83
Public Transportation 75
Clean 67
Safety 63

Lowest – Score out of 100

Shopping 33
Singles 33
Seniors 20
Empty nesters 11
Income 5

Top Reviews from Travel Rentals Neighborhoods

i lived off the Q train for 4 yrs.. got gentrified out, not that that’s a bad thing, just saying. very quickly turned from gritty/gehto to small-town suburb. everyone congregates @ one culty cofee-shop, 2 restaurants, all on the same block. everything within a 2-block radious is super park-slopey, mildly pretentious, very family small children, etc. its cool if u live near the park, near botanical garden; not much shoping, but phat albert’s the sh*t! lots of fast food, lots of buses, short bus ride (one stop) to bk public library. marise

I moved to Prospect-Lefferts Garden from Manhattan and I’m very fond of the neighborhood. People are friendly, and its close to the park. There are really good Caribbean restaurants in the area and you can take the Q or the the B into Manhattan and be there within 35 minutes.Frank T