The map shows where residents in Brooklyn and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Ridgewood, NY and New York, NY are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Brooklyn, NY map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

Top 1%
High Values
Average Values
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The most desired areas tend to be in the west parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the central regions.

Median house prices in Brooklyn, NY are $1,026,129, meaning Brooklyn homes are much more expensive than the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Chicago, IL and Orlando, FL, and found homes in Brooklyn cost much more.

Compared to New York, Brooklyn home prices are much more expensive than the state's average of $603,991. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Brooklyn, NY.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Brooklyn varies greatly.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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