Prospect Heights is a neighborhood with a similar feel to the more well-known Park Slope. Its main draws are its close proximity to Prospect Park, which lies at the southern border of the neighborhood, and its historic
• Generally three- to six-story buildings built in the 1800’s through the early 1900’s. Some are single-family homes while others are multi-family buildings.
• Brownstone in particular refers to a townhouse with a brownstone exterior. Commonly found in Brooklyn and parts of Manhattan.
• It is also possible to purchase an apartment within a townhouse. The apartment would be considered a co-op or condo, not a townhouse.
Prospect Heights is bounded by Atlantic Avenue to the north; Flatbush Avenue to the west; Eastern Parkway to the south; and Washington Avenue to the east. Barclays Center, home to the Brooklyn Nets, lies at the northwest corner of the neighborhood. Other notable landmarks include Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.
The neighborhood is well-served by public transportation with the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, and Q trains all making stops within the neighborhood’s boundaries. The A and C lines also make stops just north of Atlantic Avenue.