Prospect Heights

Brooklyn's cross-cultural center

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Overview for Prospect Heights, NY

21,739 people live in Prospect Heights, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $81,109. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

38 years

Median Age


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


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Demographics and Employment Data for Prospect Heights, NY

Prospect Heights has 9,478 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Prospect Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,739 people call Prospect Heights home. The population density is 90,834.75 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

44.9 / 55.1%

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Schools in Prospect Heights, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Prospect Heights. 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.
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Luria Academy Of Brooklyn
PreK - 8th
No rating available
6th - 8th
Ps 9 Teunis G Bergen
PreK - 5th

Around Prospect Heights, NY

There's plenty to do around Prospect Heights, 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 Tribuzio Meat Market, Carl Fresh Fruits And Vegetable, and Norm's Pizza.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.11 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.85 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.78 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Real Estate

Brooklyn's cross-cultural center

Located on the east side of Park Slope, Prospect Heights has been long been known as an epicenter of racial and social convergence: Italian, Jewish, Irish, and Greek residents populated the first row houses in the early 1900s, while Hasidic Jewish and Caribbean residents ventured into the area from the 1960s onward. Today, second- and third-generation residents, small business owners, and academics and professionals keep the neighborhood offerings as immersive as ever.

What to Expect

Access to Brooklyn's hottest destination venues without sacrificing a Manhattan-friendly commute.

In Prospect Heights, sleek wine bars and concert series drive the fun-loving nightlife scene, but BYOB restaurants, live music venues, and communal work spaces help maintain a refreshingly unpretentious vibe. When you’re ready to leave, Prospect Heights makes the trip convenient. Those commuting into throughout Brooklyn and to most parts of Manhattan will find the neighborhood to be a well-connected transit hub. Multiple train lines and access to the Long Island Rail Road rivals that of Grand Central and Penn stations.

The Lifestyle

Culture-rich: downtown dining and shopping options are as noteworthy as public culture hubs from libraries to museums and park spaces.

In Prospect Heights, trendy eateries, museums, and green spaces keep the neighborhood popular among foodies and culture enthusiasts. The Brooklyn Library, Botanical Gardens, and Brooklyn Museum serve as a community hub, hosting free events and educational offerings that draw New Yorkers from all boroughs. Prospect Heights’ draw doesn’t stop with its cultural institutions: shopping is another popular pastime in the neighborhood. Designer fashion boutiques are few and far between; instead, popular shops such as 1 of a Find and O.N.A. are vintage and independent label-focused. As with most things Brooklyn, shoppers in Prospect Heights appreciate artfully crafted clothes, books, and stoop sale treasures with a good backstory. For nightlife, sleek cocktail spots such as Flatbush Farm, Franny’s Pizza, and other fine-dining dens are popular choices for how Prospect Heights residents prefer to spend nights out on the town.
One of the anchors of the neighborhood is Prospect Park, gated to the north by the majestic arch of Grand Army Plaza. Many residents and visitors agree that the free concerts, community ball fields, and manicured lawns of Prospect Park rival Central Park, as well as serve as a source of pride for the neighboring communities. Barclays Center is the neighborhood’s most publicized addition, with a performance roster spanning music and sporting events rivaling that of Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden. In addition to pop concerts and Brooklyn Nets games, New York’s most popular dining spots have set up shop along the street-facing perimeter, creating an upscale, open-to-the-public food courts enjoyed by tourists and local foodies alike.

The Market

Relatively affordable multi-level brownstones and walk-up buildings.

It’s relatively easy to find affordable housing options on Prospect Heights. Multi-level brownstones surround Atlantic Avenue and the areas bordering Barclays Center, while elevator building increase as you approach Grand Army Plaza and the park. Rent stabilized apartments aren’t unheard of in this market, and have helped keep rental prices low in comparison to surrounding neighborhoods such as Park Slope and Fort Greene.

You'll Fall in Love With

The diverse and deep-rooted sense of community and culture.

One of Prospect Heights’ biggest draws lies in its sense of community. Diverse communities have started and run businesses, congregated along the same blocks, and frequented the same shops for generations. Cash-only coffee shops enjoy just as much love as trendy music lounges, and a deep sense of history pervades everything from free concert series to small business appreciation days. What Prospect Heights lacks in designer labels and movie star residents, it makes up for with cultural cred that continues to endure the test of time.

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