Gowanus

Brooklyn

Summary

Median rental price: $2,625, min $1,500 - max $11,999

Why?
Not great commute
Touristy
Not great community
Not hip
Not great for nightlife
Not for families
Too noisy
Not diverse
Not great for shopping
Too trendy
Not great for dining
Too residential
Too diverse
Not green enough
Not safe
Too quiet
Too commercial
Not artsy
Not LGBT friendly
No good schools
Naah, not for me

Commute

There are 7 subway stops and these subway lines:

Crime level

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Average, rank #90 of all neighborhoods

Noise level

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Average, rank #23 of all neighborhoods

Neighboorhood Reviews

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Great for

  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value

Not great for

  • No ratings yet

Who lives here?

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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
“Not the best neighborhood, but its slowly improving“

Gowanus is a primarily industrial neighborhood full of warehouses and manufacturing plants. During the past decade or so, the government and private developers have invested money, converting old warehouses and factories into trendy condos, lofts, and townhouses. The Gowanus canal is known to be ... Read more

NatM • Dec 27, 2011
“Gowanus is not a good place to live and has no chance of getting better“

Gowanus is a relatively small neighborhood nuzzled between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens with good schools and fairly reasonably priced single family homes. Sounds like a dream until you consider that the crime rate is higher than average due to the housing project in northern part of the neighb... Read more

BuyingBy2012 • Sep 20, 2010
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Entertainment

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Bars and Pubs (10)

Nightclubs (3)

Movie Theaters & Theaters (5)

Music Venues (9)

Parks & Gardens (5)

Arts and Museums (22)

What do you think about this neighborhood?

Why?
Not great commute
Touristy
Not great community
Not hip
Not great for nightlife
Not for families
Too noisy
Not diverse
Not great for shopping
Too trendy
Not great for dining
Too residential
Too diverse
Not green enough
Not safe
Too quiet
Too commercial
Not artsy
Not LGBT friendly
No good schools
Naah, not for me