“When it comes to charming brownstone Brooklyn characteristics, Cobble Hill has pretty much got all the key requirements covered.” That’s the opening of an 850-word expose profiling Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood that appeared in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal.
The piece by Joseph De Avila offers a complimentary persona of the nabe’s “tree-lined blocks, stately townhomes and highly regarded schools,” while boasting that it’s become “a tough place to buy a home. Over the past decade, Cobble Hill has become one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Brooklyn. The arrival of new families into the historically Italian-American community has been followed by scores of new restaurants, bars and boutiques.”
In addition, the Journal reports, “More recently, Cobble Hill’s popularity has led it to become one of the most competitive neighborhoods in Brooklyn to buy residential property. When the rare townhome hits the market, it tends to get bought up quickly. Large three-bedroom condos are also quick sellers.” The current median asking price for Cobble Hill homes is $875,000 according to real-estate site StreetEasy. In Boerum Hill to the east it is $968,000 million, and in Brooklyn Heights to the north, it is $825,000.
The story also describes Cobble Hill’s parks, schools, restaurants, bars and entertainment. Read the piece here.
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