Median rent: $1,800/one-bedroom
Commute to Manhattan: 45 minutes
If you want to see Brooklyn as it was in its 1960s and ‘70s heyday, Sheepshead Bay is the neighborhood to know. It’s an area packed with old-timers, just across from Brighton Beach, and surrounded by Gravesend and Marine Park.
“We have great access to public transportation, specifically the B and Q trains. It’s a close-knit community with great restaurants and a neighborhood feel,” says Natalie Pigoulevskey, a real estate agent with Compass and also a resident of Sheepshead Bay.
“It’s a wonderfully cultured neighborhood,” adds Matvey Khaimov, real estate agent with Citi Habitats. “The neighborhood has become a middle-class mecca, with up-and-coming businesses, doctors, lawyers. So many boutiques have opened, as well as malls. The neighborhood is a mix of two- and four-family dwellings, brownstones, five-floor walk-ups, etc.”