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Bensonhurst - An Eclectic Brooklyn Neighborhood

Following the opening of the Brooklyn, Bath, and West End Railroad in 1885, real estate developer James Lynch bought land from the Benson family and created a 350-acre suburb, Bensonhurst-by-the-Sea, featuring villas for 1,000 families and 5,000 shade trees in an area from 20th Avenue to 23rd Avenue and 78th Street to Gravesend Bay. Prior to that, the area had been a farming community. An influx of Italian immigrants, many of whom remain in the community makes up nearly 80 percent of the neighborhood which has, in recent years become an eclectic mix of African Americans and other families of Greek, Korean, Israeli, Polish, Arab, and Russian descent.


Commercial activity is concentrated in Bensonhurst on Bay Parkway, 65th Street, Kings Highway, Avenue U, and parts of Highlawn Avenue and Avenues O, S, and T.  Residential three- to four-story row houses were constructed through the 1980’s; recently years taller apartment buildings and predominantly low-rise streets such as 65th Street have become the norm. A City Planning Commission proposal has put a three-story height limit on new buildings, making it a predominantly low-rise area. The City is encouraging new residential development.

Brooklyn Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 1,205 homes for sale in Brooklyn, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
30% Condo, 28% Rental, 7% Single Family, 7% Multi Family, 5% Townhouse, 1% Residential, 0% Land/lot and 21% Other.

30% Condo
28% Rental
35% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 1,205
Average Home Size 729 ft² / 68 m²
Price Range ($1 - $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 1205 homes for sale in Brooklyn. These homes are comprised of Condo, Rental, Single Family, Multi Family, Townhouse, Residential, Land/lot and Other. The average list price of these property results is 966,892. Prices are displayed 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 1205 homes for sale in Brooklyn, NY are represented by 6 member brokerages serving the Brooklyn area. Member brokerages representing the 1205 homes include Halstead Real Estate, Fillmore Real Estate, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC/New York City, Stribling & Associates, Ltd., Laffey Real Estate and PantigaGroup.