Park Slope is Brooklyn’s premier residential neighborhood thanks to its mix of historic architecture, fantastic schools, close proximity to Prospect Park, and many restaurants and shops. If you’re looking for a place that you can call home, then Park Slope is for you.
Park Slope is bounded by Flatbush Avenue to the north; Fourth Avenue to the west; Prospect Park West to the east; and Prospect Expressway to the south. Its main selling point is Prospect Park, which is the Brooklyn equivalent of Central Park. Restaurants and shops can be found on Seventh, Fifth, and Fourth Avenues; while the side streets, Sixth Avenue, Eighth Avenue, and Prospect Park West are primarily residential. The neighborhood is perfect for walking, but commuters still have many options for transportation, including the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q, F, G, and R trains.
Other points of interest include Grand Army Plaza, the Park Slope Food Coop, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and the Brooklyn Museum. In 2010, Park Slope was ranked the number one neighborhood in New York (ahead of Manhattan) by New York Magazine.
The character of the neighborhood changes to the south of 9th Street, sometimes called South Slope. This is where those looking for new construction should focus their attention. Homes in South Slope are generally more affordable than they are to the north.