Carroll Gardens

A bustling and vibrant neighborhood.

Welcome to Carroll Gardens

Young and trendy Brooklyn community featuring a thriving shopping and dining scene
Located where Interstates 278 and 478 meet — and steps away from the East River — Carroll Gardens is a bustling and vibrant neighborhood. A favorite among younger families and working professionals, this community has it all. Minutes from home, locals can access top-rated schools, a plethora of world-class restaurants, upscale boutiques, and tranquil green spaces.

As with most Brooklyn neighborhoods, brownstone buildings are the home style of choice in Carroll Gardens. Towering as high as five stories, you can find properties that fit your specific budget and square footage needs. Whether seeking an efficient studio or a luxurious multi-bedroom flat, options abound.

What to Love

  • Hip and trendy environment
  • Top-ranking public schools
  • Bustling restaurant scene
  • Boutique shopping
  • Borders Interstate 278 and 478

Local Lifestyle

Idyllic and energetic, Carroll Gardens is a favorite Brooklyn neighborhood for a variety of reasons. Those who prefer living close to big city conveniences, yet require a more subdued environment, will fit in well. The neighborhood is designed so that nearly all commercial businesses are located along two main roads. This helps separate residential roads, further enhancing a sense of peace and tranquility.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Foodies — and those who love to shop — rave about the impressive collection of establishments found throughout Carroll Gardens.

Court Street is easily one of the top spots to go when exploring the neighborhood’s restaurants and stores. Occupying over 13 city blocks, this street overflows with not-to-miss hotspots. When searching for your new favorite places to eat and drink, make it a priority to try Boran (authentic Thai cuisine), Frank’s Wine Bar, Court Street Tavern, Buttermilk Channel, Frankies 457 Spuntino, Fragole, East One Coffee Roasters, and Brooklyn Bread Cafe. Before or after dining at one of these exceptional eateries, browse what’s new at stores such as Yesterday's News Antiques and Collectibles, Black Gold Records, Orphan Guitars, Park Natural & Organic Foods, and The Brooklyn Strategist.

Steps away from Court Street, you can pop over to Smith Street for even more top-tier shopping and dining. This major road is home to local favorites such as Hungryghostcoffee, Kittery (featuring New England-style seafood dishes), Zombie Hut, Bar Great Harry, Jolie Bistro, White Maize, and Purépecha.

Things to Do

In addition to its vibrant retail and dining scene, Carroll Gardens boasts even more wonderful ways for residents to fill up their free time.

Scenic and picturesque, Carroll Park is the place to be when the weather is nice. It features a charming playground, a spray fountain (open during the summer), and several sports courts. Across town, DiMattina Playground and Dog Run are wonderful places to bring the whole family. On the border of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, Boerum Park is yet another space to enjoy Brooklyn’s lovely weather.

Other noteworthy places to visit include CKO Kickboxing, St. Mary's Playground, St. Mary's Park, Cobble Hill Cinemas, and Mosaic House.


Carroll Gardens is close to several exceptional public schools — spanning from kindergarten through 8th grade.

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