Welcome to BoCoCa
A trio of picturesque neighborhoods near Brooklyn Heights
BoCoCa - Bo(Boerum Hill) Co(Cobble Hill) Ca(Carrol Hardens) combines the names of three distinct adjacent Brooklyn neighborhoods, each with its own personality and offerings: Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens.
Boerum Hill has a quaint, old-world feel steeped in history and full of long-standing neighborhood staples. Charming Cobble Hill is the best of vintage Brooklyn mixed with present-day amenities. Finally, Carroll Gardens is a serene, quiet neighborhood full of cozy boutiques and upscale eateries.
BoCoCa began as farmland and was developed into residential areas as European immigrants made their way to New York throughout the 19th century. Though they could have easily been folded into the surrounding communities, all three neighborhoods established their own strong identities throughout the early 20th century. Young professionals looking for an easy commute to Manhattan and families looking for a more lively alternative to the suburbs made BoCoCa their home and have helped restore the historic buildings and create the thriving community that is here today.
Across all three neighborhoods, charming brownstones reign supreme. Those looking for new construction and luxury condos can find them in Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, while Boerum Hill has a more spacious market with many stunning brick townhomes. No matter which neighborhood you choose, there is a home waiting here for you.
What to Love
- Charming neighborhoods
- Upscale shopping with a local feel
- Impressive dining options
- Easy commutes to Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn
With a simple commute to Manhattan and its proximity to Downtown Brooklyn, BoCoCa is the height of convenience. It brings a balanced lifestyle full of spacious outdoor spots, upscale shopping and dining, great nightlife, and quiet neighborhood streets. It’s quaint suburbia without sacrificing any of the city amenities. Because of this balance and the leisurely pace of life, it’s perfect for city families looking for a little more space and young professionals who crave a quaint neighborhood to come home to.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Each neighborhood has its own feel and personality when it comes to its dining and retail scenes, but as a whole, BoCoCa is full of delicious eateries and local shops.
In Cobble Hill, residents will find shops that have been in the family for generations mixed with trendy new spots. Stop by Henry Public
to partake in their grass-fed burgers and classic cocktails, or stroll over to La Vara
for authentic Spanish cuisine with a contemporary twist. At Saint Julivert
, diners feel like they’ve been transported to a port where fish is brought in straight from the docks, and you can hear the waves just outside. Hibino
is the best place to go for delicious and authentic Japanese cuisine.
In Boerum Hill, restaurants have popped up on every corner, including sought-after spots like French Louie
(French-American bistro), Rucola
(Italian), Mile End Deli, and Betty Bakery
. Boerum Hill’s Atlantic Avenue is also a destination for boutique shopping. Flagship stores for big brand names mix with specialty shops like Twisted Lily
and Collier West
, blending trendy shopping with an easy pace of life.
In Carroll Gardens, balance is the name of the game. Luxury brands mix with delicious restaurants and old-school butchers. Bring your own beer to enjoy alongside the famous thin-crust pizza of Lucali
. Perfect for a casual weeknight dinner, Ugly Baby
serves a variety of authentic Thai dishes. Buttermilk Channel
has a menu full of comfort food and one of the best brunches in the neighborhood. Court Street Grocers
is a great place to get your special grocery items. While you’re there, stop by their sandwich counter to get a delicious meal on the go.
Things to Do
Great for outdoor recreation with its basketball and bocce ball courts, Carroll Park
is well-used during the summer months. It also is the home to Smith Street Stage
’s Shakespeare in Carroll Park. Carroll Gardens is also home to The Brooklyn Strategist
, a cafe and community board game store with a large library of games available to play. Cobble Hill Park
is a half-block of greenery tucked away among historic brownstones. It’s a favorite for residents thanks to its ample picnic and relaxation spot and well-maintained playground. Cobble Hill Cinema
has been a neighborhood staple for decades. Its five screens feature a mix of blockbuster, indie, and foreign films.
BoCoCa is home to some of the best schools in Brooklyn, especially the standout public schools in Cobble Hill.
- PS 29, PK-5, a top-rated Cobble Hill public school with exceptional enrichment programs
- PS 58, PK-5, best known for its French-English dual-language program
- Brooklyn New School (BNS)
- Brooklyn Heights Montessori, PK-8, provides a challenging and dynamic private education
- International School of Brooklyn, PK-8, French and Spanish International Baccalaureate
- Brooklyn Preschool of Science, ages 2-4, highly rated science-based curriculum
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