You’ve decided to move to Brooklyn. But you really don’t want to call the movers just yet. That’s because you’re not sure of where in Brooklyn you want to move to. Brooklyn is home so many neighborhoods. In fact, there are over thirty of them. Each neighborhood has their own personality style and culture. And it’s what makes Brooklyn so diverse and one of the best places to live in New York City. There’s always a neighborhood that is a perfect fit for someone. And it all comes down to your personality and your lifestyle as a whole. Here are a few things to consider while you’re finding a neighborhood in Brooklyn to call home:
- What Are Your Interests? Are you an artsy kind of person? Well, there’s a lot of neighborhoods that are hotbeds for artists and those who appreciate it. For example, Williamsburg is becoming known as the “new SoHo” for being attractive to aspiring and established artists.
- Who Are You? Are you a married professional in your 30s or 40s with kids? Are you a single 20-something that balances work with fun (or at least trying to)? There are neighborhoods that will attract certain demographics. Make sure you find one that will make you feel right at home as opposed to feeling out of place.
- What Is Your Price Range? Some of the housing in Brooklyn will be on the affordable side. Some won’t be as affordable. So it’s important to find out which neighborhoods have homes that are within your price range. Yes, you can probably snag a brownstone in good condition for less than $1 million, but those may be few and far between. Don’t let that discourage you, though. You just might find one of those diamonds in the rough in a neighborhood you can get used to easily.
- Feel The Vibe: Sometimes, it takes just spending the day to explore the different neighborhoods to see which ones resonate with you best. Maybe a few visits. No matter how often you visit, take note of what you like best about the neighborhoods you check out. Are the people the kind you see as ideal neighbors? Is there something about the neighborhood that makes you want to move here? If so, what is it?
Brooklyn is arguably one of the best boroughs in New York City. Each have own personality and style. Plus, it is a borough that will be hard to leave once you decide to move (be it elsewhere in New York City or outside). Finding the best neighborhood will take some time. But your personality, interests, and how well the neighborhood vibes with you will play a role in the process. Once you find a place in your neighborhood of choice, get in touch with Simply Moving so we can help you make your move as stress-free and easy as possible.