Is Prospect Heights The New Soho?

So – as you all are probably aware, I am a real estate agent at the Corcoran Group!  I will be selling a one bedroom apartment in Prospect Heights with the first open house scheduled for Sunday, April 3rd!

I spent a day out exploring the neighborhood — here are my experiences on the similarities and differences to Soho!

Similarities:

1.  Population Density:  Soho is a neighborhood 1/3 of a square mile with an estimated 13,000 residents.  Prospect Heights is a neighborhood 1/2 of a square mile with an estimated 18,000 residents.  Therefore, the population density ratio is VERY similar!

2.  Convenience to transportation:  Prospect Heights is bordered by the C, 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, and Q trains!

3.  Grand Street: Only its an avenue!

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4.  Lots of street art:  check it out!

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5.  Lots of touristy things to do like the Brooklyn Museum, Botanical Gardens and Brooklyn Library

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6.  New construction projects galore like 550 Vanderbilt!

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Differences:

1. Beautiful brownstones line the side streets vs. industrial lofts

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2.  Restaurants are on the small side – under 1,000 square feet:

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3.  Greenthumb:  There is a huge outdoor garden center on Washington Avenue where you can purchase plants!

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4.  Prices of housing:  There were approximately 98 apartments that sold under $800K last year in Prospect Heights vs. 37 in Soho.  My one bedroom listing will be for $649,000 in the historic Turner Towers!

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If you would like to tour Prospect Heights, check out the cute map that I created!  There will be many more updates to the map over the next few days!