Average one-bedroom: $2,250/month
Crown Heights has been carrying the up-and-coming descriptor for quite some time, and as small-batch cocktail bar after small-batch cocktail bar continue to open, it is a title that certainly fits. Plus, its subway access, proximity to the park, and cultural mishmash of luxury high-rises, Caribbean bodegas, and synagogues make it one of the more eclectic parts of Brooklyn.
“The one tradeoff of Crown Heights is that you’re inheriting a slightly longer commute, but you’re saving on rent,” says Riefflin. “It has a lower price point than Williamsburg, but in a lot of ways it feels like Williamsburg before it was the hot neighborhood. Still, there’s a lot of new construction, so it could potentially blossom into Williamsburg today.”