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Sheepshead Bay - A Prime Brooklyn Neighborhood

The cool ocean breezes and location Sheepshead Bay an ideal destination for tourists. Hotels began arriving in the early 1800s, and tourists also enjoyed the area’s fine seafood restaurants and casinos. Beginning around 1880 the Coney Island Jockey Club opened a horse racing track, the Sheepshead Bay Race Track, in the area. New laws passed in 1910 made horse racing unprofitable, so the track added other attractions. In 1915, it was converted to the Sheepshead Bay Speedway for auto and motorcycle racing, but that operation closed in 1919.

The first farm in the area sold for development in 1877, and housing was later built on the former site of the Sheepshead Bay Race Track. At the northern end of Sheepshead Bay in an area called Homecrest, single family, Victorian homes were built at the turn of the 20th Century, and the area surrounding James Madison High School is known as Madison and features graceful homes on tree lined streets. In the 1920s and 1930s, homes were built, six- to eight-story apartments were built, summer homes were winterized for year round use, and in the 1950s, two-family, brick attached row homes were constructed in the eastern section of the neighborhood. By the 1960s, Sheepshead Bay the fastest growing area of Brooklyn. The area called Plumb Beach has been part of Gateway National Recreation Area since 1972.

The area’s history as an agrarian community is still visible, however, in the Dutch Colonial style of architecture that includes two New York City landmarks ― the Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead, built in 1766, and the Elias Hubbard Ryder House built in 1834 at 1926 East 28th Street.

Families appreciate the neighborhood schools including Madison High School, Bay Academy of Arts and Sciences, a magnet middle school for gifted students on Emmons Avenue at Shore Boulevard, and St. Edmund’s High School.

Brooklyn Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 1,136 homes for sale in Brooklyn, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
32% Rental, 26% Condo, 7% Single Family, 7% Multi Family, 7% Townhouse, 1% Residential, 0% Land/lot and 21% Other.

32% Rental
26% Condo
35% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 1,136
Average Home Size 663 ft² / 62 m²
Price Range ($1,100 - $10,000,000)

Weather in Brooklyn

The average high temperatures in Brooklyn range from 39 in January to 84 in July

Average home income in Brooklyn

The average household income of a Brooklyn resident is $69,032 with an average home value of $584,187

Population of Brooklyn

Brooklyn has 2,542,123 residents.

Home ownership in Brooklyn

The average level of home ownership in Brooklyn is 27%.

Education breakdown of Brooklyn

Education levels of residents of Brooklyn include: highschool 28%, associate 6%, bachelor 19%, graduate 11%.

Households in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has 929,215 homes, built on average 71 years ago.

Information from in and around Brooklyn...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 1136 homes for sale in Brooklyn. These homes are comprised of Rental, Condo, Single Family, Multi Family, Townhouse, Residential, Land/lot and Other. The average list price of these property results is 842,167. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Brooklyn please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 1136 homes for sale in Brooklyn, NY are represented by 7 member brokerages serving the Brooklyn area. Member brokerages representing the 1136 homes include Halstead Real Estate, Fillmore Real Estate, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC/New York City, Stribling & Associates, Ltd., Laffey Real Estate, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - CT and PantigaGroup.