Brooklyn, New York, one of the best recognized names in history. Brooklyn was the first suburb of Manhattan. When downtown Manhattan started to get crowded, it was natural to take a boat across the river and begin the settlement of Brooklyn. Brooklyn today is made up of many neighborhoods each with its own history and personality. If your budget falls in it the range of $300,000, this is a good representation of the neighborhoods you will have to choose from and the types of houses in each that fall withing theses guidelines. Take some time and visit the neighborhoods and get the feel of the atmosphere. Talk to brokers in the area, you pretty much will know what you will find. When you find the perfect house, something happens. You just get a kind of feeling that you are finally at home.
Canarsie is located near the Belt Parkway and Jamaica Bay. The L subway line connects Canarsie to Manhattan. Rockaway Parkway is the main street and shopping area.
A three bedroom semi attached frame house will start at about $350,000
A two bedroom detached house can be had for about $420,000
Brownsville is located more to the middle of Brooklyn, just west of East New York. It is a neighborhood with many historic brownstones, Pitkin Avenue is one of the busiest shopping streets in Brooklyn and it runs right through Brownsville.
A small two bedroom house will go from about $350,000.
A three bedroom attached house will start at about $365,000
East New York
A brick attached two bedroom house will start at about $370,000
A three bedroom semi attached house will start at about $400,000
A three bedroom detached house, with a small back yard, will start at about $410,000.
A large three bedroom brick attached house will start at about $430,000
Gereitesn Beach is a small community right on the water, a short drive down avenue U to the Belt Parkway and Kings Plaza Shopping Center.
A three bedroom semi attached house will start at about $370,000
Marine Park is just north of Gerritesn Beach, closer to the parkway. Gerritsen Avenue is the main road along with Avenue U
A small, semi attached frame house will start at about $390,000
Bergen Beach is on the south shore of Brooklyn, between Mill Basin and Canarsie, right off the Belt Parkway.
A small three bedroom semi attached house will start at about $400,000
East Flatbush is one of the larger Brooklyn neighborhoods and is a short drive from the Jackie Robinson Parkway. The main street, Church Avenue is also the main shopping district and the D train Church Avenue Station is located here.
A brick attached 3 bedroom house will start at about $400,000
Bedford Stuyvasant is not far from the Queens border. Myrtle Avenue, which goes to Queens is one of the shopping areas as well as Fulton Street, which leads to Downtown Brooklyn. It is also near elevated subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.
A three bedroom attached brownstone will start at about $420,000
Coney Island is one neighborhood in Brooklyn that needs no introduction. There are very few children who would not love to live here right near the beach and Astroland Amusement Park and the New York Aquarium. It is also the beginning, or end depending on which way your going, of subway lines like the F train. Ocean Parkway leads right to the Belt Parkway, making Coney Island one of the easiest place to get to or from in Brooklyn.
A four bedroom, brick attached house will start at about $400,000
Sheepheads Bay still has charter fishing boats going out every morning. It is right off the belt parkway and short drive down Knapp Street to Coney Island.
A three bedroom detached house by the beach will start at about $410,000
Flatbush is just south of Prospect Park and is served by both the subway system and the Long Island Rail Road.
A three bedroom semi attached Victorian house will start at about $470,000
Midwood is just south of Flatbush, right by Kings Highway and has a Q line station.
A three bedroom attached brick house will start at about $480,000