5,274 Apartments for Rent near Brooklyn, NY

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Brooklyn at a Glance
Average Rent
$2809
School Rating:
9/10
Transit Score
93
Bike Score
79

Brooklyn, NY Apartments for Rent

“And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you …”

That bridge, of course, would be the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is a National Historic Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883, connecting Brooklyn to Manhattan via the East River. It is the oldest bridge of its kind in the country.

The quote above is a popular phrase in the US, but it didn’t originate with Bugs Bunny. Instead, it is based on actual events: George Parker was a famous con man who attempted to “sell” various landmarks to immigrants during the early 1900s – the most popular scam involving the selling of the Brooklyn Bridge. The unwitting victims even went so far as to try and erect toll booths that had to be removed by police. In 1928, after Parker’s third conviction, he was sent to Sing Sing Prison for life. He was very popular with inmates and guards, who enjoyed stories of his outrageous escapades. Parker died while at Sing Sing in 1936.

Of course, you don’t want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge – just rent a Brooklyn apartment. If you enjoy a busy lifestyle in a walker’s paradise, then Brooklyn is the ideal location for you. As New York City’s second most-populated borough, Brooklyn is home to a staggering 2.6 million people. Only Manhattan has a larger population. This borough’s history is as fascinating as it is long – Brooklyn was settled in 1634 by Dutch immigrants who named the area “Breuckelen.” In 1664, the English conquered New Netherland and the Province of New York was established. The first major battle of the American Revolution, the Battle of Brooklyn, was fought here. During the Civil War, Brooklyn supplied troops and materiel, including the only Regiment named after a city – the 14th Brooklyn “Red Legged Devils.”

Today, Brooklyn is a collection of fantastic neighborhoods, corner markets, sidewalk cafes, and historic buildings. About half of the residents work in Brooklyn, while the rest commute to Manhattan or neighboring boroughs. After moving to an apartment in Brooklyn, the subway will whisk you wherever you need to go. The borough is home to the famous Brooklyn Museum, which opened in 1897. The first museum in the world for children, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, opened in 1899. Brooklyn is also home to historic Coney Island, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the 585-acre Prospect Park. This park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York City’s Central Park.

Getting Around in Brooklyn

    With a Transit Score of 93, Brooklyn is a rider's paradise. You will be able to get around with world-class public transportation.
    Brooklyn is very walkable with a 94 WalkScore, most daily errands do not require a car.
    Brooklyn is very bikeable with a 79 BikeScore, biking is convenient for most trips.

Education in Brooklyn

    Brooklyn has 3 colleges nearby, including New York University Washington Square Campus, School of Visual Arts and Columbia University in the City of New York Morningside Heights.
  • Ps 105 The Blythebourne
    Public Elementary School
    10 out of 10
    Grades K- 5, 1,514 Students
  • Ps 321 William Penn
    Public Elementary School
    10 out of 10
    Grades K- 5, 1,417 Students
  • P.S. 101 the Verrazano
    Public Elementary School
    10 out of 10
    Grades K- 5, 865 Students
  • Ps 134
    Public Elementary School
    10 out of 10
    Grades K- 5, 566 Students
  • Jhs 259 William Mckinley
    Public Middle School
    10 out of 10
    Grades 6- 8, 1,858 Students
  • Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights
    Public Middle School
    10 out of 10
    Grades 6- 8, 1,584 Students
  • I.S. 98 Bay Academy
    Public Middle School
    10 out of 10
    Grades 6- 8, 1,532 Students
  • New Voices School Of Academic And Creative Arts
    Public Middle School
    10 out of 10
    Grades 6- 8, 569 Students
  • Jhs 220 John J Pershing
    Public Middle School
    9 out of 10
    Grades 6- 8, 1,539 Students
  • Brooklyn Technical High School
    Public High School
    10 out of 10
    Grades 9- 12, 5,839 Students
  • Brooklyn Latin School
    Public High School
    9 out of 10
    Grades 9- 12, 681 Students
  • Millennium Brooklyn High School
    Public High School
    9 out of 10
    Grades 9- 12, 667 Students
  • Bedford Academy High School
    Public High School
    9 out of 10
    Grades 9- 12, 368 Students
  • Leon M Goldstein High School For The Sciences
    Public High School
    8 out of 10
    Grades 9- 12, 1,011 Students

Renting in Brooklyn

Average size and rates

  • Studio 475 Sq Ft $2,583 / mo
  • 1 Bed 647 Sq Ft $2,809 / mo
  • 2 Beds 438 Sq Ft $3,431 / mo
  • 3 Beds 1,050 Sq Ft $5,669 / mo
  • 4 Beds 1,003 Sq Ft $5,033 / mo
  • 5 Beds 960 Sq Ft $3,152 / mo

Nearby Cities Average Rents

for a 1 bedroom apartment

  • Brooklyn $2366 / mo
  • Jamaica $1906 / mo
  • Maspeth $1800 / mo
  • Long Island City $2928 / mo
  • Queens $2065 / mo
  • New York $3450 / mo
  • Astoria $2278 / mo

Frequently asked questions about renting in Brooklyn, NY

How transit friendly is Brooklyn, NY?

Brooklyn, NY has a transit score of 93.

What elementary schools are near Brooklyn, NY?

The top elementary schools in Brooklyn, NY are

  • Ps 105 The Blythebourne
  • Ps 321 William Penn
  • P.S. 101 the Verrazano
  • Ps 134

What middle schools are near Brooklyn, NY?

The top middle schools in Brooklyn, NY are

  • Jhs 259 William Mckinley
  • Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights
  • I.S. 98 Bay Academy
  • New Voices School Of Academic And Creative Arts
  • Jhs 220 John J Pershing

What high schools are near Brooklyn, NY?

The top high schools in Brooklyn, NY are

  • Brooklyn Technical High School
  • Brooklyn Latin School
  • Millennium Brooklyn High School
  • Bedford Academy High School
  • Leon M Goldstein High School For The Sciences

What colleges and universities are near Brooklyn, NY?

The top colleges and universities in Brooklyn, NY are

  • New York University Washington Square Campus
  • School of Visual Arts
  • Columbia University in the City of New York Morningside Heights
  • Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College

What are the average rent costs in Brooklyn, NY?

The average rent in Brooklyn, NY is $2809.

What are the average rent costs of a studio apartment in Brooklyn, NY?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Brooklyn, NY is $2583.

What are the average rent costs of a one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY?

The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY is $2809.

What are the average rent costs of a two bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY?

The average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY is $3431.

What are the average rent costs of a three bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY?

The average rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY is $5669.

What are the average rent costs of a four bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY?

The average rent for a 4 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY is $5033.

5,274 Apartments for Rent near Brooklyn, NY

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