Boerum Hill

Historic Brooklyn mixed with modern influences

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Overview for Boerum Hill, NY

19,694 people live in Boerum Hill, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $82,341. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Boerum Hill, NY

Boerum Hill has 8,265 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boerum Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,694 people call Boerum Hill home. The population density is 76,460.093 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

46.94 / 53.07%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
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Schools in Boerum Hill, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Boerum Hill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Cobble Hill School Of American Studies
9th - 12th
Brooklyn High School Of The Arts
9th - 12th
Brooklyn Frontiers High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 369 Coy L Cox School
K - 12th
No rating available
3rd - 6th
No rating available
Ps 38 Pacific (The)
PreK - 5th
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ps 261 Philip Livingston
PreK - 5th
Math And Science Exploratory School (The)
6th - 8th
Khalil Gibran International Academy
9th - 12th
No rating available

Around Boerum Hill, NY

There's plenty to do around Boerum Hill, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Biker's Paradise
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Rider's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including MokkaPort, Sushi Lin Lower East Side, and She Wolf Bakery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.3 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.04 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.87 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 4.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

About Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Real Estate

Historic Brooklyn mixed with modern influences
In the 1800s, Boerum Hill was settled as a Manhattan suburb, where families enjoyed small-town living in the shadow of the emerging city. The neighborhood has gone through periods of prosperity and strife, but in the 1970s and 1980s New Yorkers began to revitalize Boerum Hill. Neighborhood pioneers refurbished townhouses, and new dining destinations on Smith Street have made it a desirable and fashionable Brooklyn neighborhood. It's located just west of Park Slope, Brooklyn.

What to Expect

A laid-back outer-borough lifestyle and an easy commute into Manhattan.

Living near Boerum Hill’s many transit options make commuting to other places easy. With the Atlantic Terminal and connection to the Long Island Railroad at the northeastern tip of Boerum Hill, you’ll never find yourself without transportation. Those who work in Manhattan but want to come home to a peaceful atmosphere enjoy Boerum Hill’s convenient location. Its wide, tree-lined streets provide a breath of fresh air from the usual, crowded streets of the city.

The Lifestyle

Carefree outdoor strolls, stress-free shopping, and laid-back dining scene.

In Boerum Hill, you can expect a slower-paced, peaceful lifestyle. Residents enjoy pleasant days outdoors on their stoops or at the park. Still, you're never short of things to do. Over the past few decades, shop owners and restaurateurs have found homes for their businesses in Boerum Hill. A variety of restaurants have popped up recently. Smith Street is lined with restaurants and bars like Saul, Char No. 4, and Clover Club, and has become a destination for Brooklyn foodies. Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill has become a popular destination for boutique shopping. Big names like Jonathan Adler and Nunu Chocolates have their flagship stores here, and specialty stores like Cheryl Kleinman Cakes and Acorn give this wide street a more intimate feel.

The Market

Expensive. Mostly brownstones and spacious brick homes.

Recently, brownstones and townhouses in Boerum Hill have been among the most expensive in Brooklyn. Residents love the desirable location and elegant architecture in this small neighborhood.

You'll Fall in Love With

The historic district’s old-world feel in modern Brooklyn.

Boerum Hill might give you the feeling of being in a different decade. Some areas are a historical landmark, and residents have taken great care to preserve their beloved neighborhood. Exquisite building facades harken back to the days of horses and buggies, but are now in the middle of a prosperous and popular neighborhood. Even though Boerum Hill maintains strong ties with its roots, it’s a neighborhood that welcomes newcomers with open arms, and even a good meal. We’ll raise a glass to that.

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