Welcome to Park Slope
A serene and picturesque Brooklyn neighborhood
This neighborhood is the epitome of peaceful Brooklyn living. The area boasts laid-back vibes while also having exciting amenities. Avenues alternate between commercial and residential areas, making sure everyone has access to everything they need. With lots of outdoor spaces, streets full of quaint brownstones, and a down-to-earth energy, Park Slope is the perfect escape from the constant motion of the city.
Park Slope was settled by Dutch farmers in the 17th century, but it wouldn’t become a modern residential area until the mid-19th century. Prospect Park was finished in 1873, and Victorian mansions and charming brownstones began to pop up along the streetcar lines. It continues to be a lovely neighborhood with easy transportation to Manhattan and the rest of Brooklyn.
The tree-lined streets of Park Slope house some of the most gorgeous townhomes and brownstones in Brooklyn. With classic finishings and large stoops, the outsides of these homes are as beautiful as the insides.
What to Love
- Beautiful Prospect Park
- Serene and friendly small-town feel
- Quaint local restaurants
- Gorgeous, classic townhomes
Park Slope feels grounded in itself. Full of culture, but not chasing trends. Serene, but not sleepy. It’s pedestrian-friendly and tends to settle down early in the evenings, leaving residents to wander into charming wine bars and coffee shops. With plenty of access to outdoor spaces and hip eateries, Park Slope takes on a casual-yet-cool vibe that attracts professionals, artists, and families alike.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Though Park Slope is scenic and serene, the shopping and dining of this neighborhood are unparalleled.
A Michelin guide must-eat, Al di la Trattoria is the home-crafted Italian spot that a foodie’s dreams are made of. At Bricolage, diners will find laid-back Vietnamese fare paired with an impressive drink menu. Fausto is an old-school Italian with Brooklyn flair. If you’re looking for incredible Mexican food with a relaxed vibe, Fonda is the place for you. Get a taste of Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean flavors during brunch at Miriam. Sushi Katsuei offers a touch of modern creativity to traditional Japanese dishes.
Things to Do
Park Slope is full of community events, indie establishments, and things to do in the glorious expanse of Prospect Park. No matter the time of year, there is always something happening in this community.
Nitehawk Cinema serves cocktails and food directly to patrons’ seats as they catch a curated selection of films. Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s answer to Central Park. With acres of green space perfect for recreation and relaxation, it’s the best spot to be during the warmer months. They also have a full calendar of events, including Summer Movies and the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival.
The Park Slope Business Improvement District hosts many community events, including Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair. This street fair is full of food vendors, live music, and community fun. They also host a Halloween Parade, a tree lighting, and their annual Summer Strolls.
Park Slope is served by a mix of wonderful public and private schools for all grades.
- PS 321, K-5, large, highly rated public elementary school
- PS 39, K-5, small school with incredible teaching staff
- PS 107, K-5, a quirky public school with incredible arts and fitness programs
- Berkeley Carroll School, PK-12, a rigorous private school that fosters critical, ethical, and global thinking
- Poly Prep Lower School, PK-5, a highly rated private school that fosters curiosity and collaboration
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