Ditmas Park is one of Brooklyn's most coveted places to live.
Ditmas Park has one of the largest collections of Victorian houses in the nation, many of them grandiose with multiple bedrooms, porches, and garages, and full of stunning details. They were originally built for the prestigious likes of the Guggenheim's, and film stars like Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. This land marked district also contains other styles of houses - Colonial Revivals, Tudors, and even Swiss Chalets line the wide, tree-lined streets. Co-ops are available in this buzzing neighborhood, some with eat-in kitchens and shared garden access with rare apple, peach, cherry and pear trees adding to the country feel of the area. However, Ditmas Park, recently tagged the New San Francisco by New York Magazine, is definitely not the suburbs. There are a variety of great restaurants, notably The Farm on Adderley, which serves delicious American Nouveau cuisine. Cortelyou Road is the major shopping street, with a sprawling green market that’s held every Sunday, and Newkirk Plaza - an open-air mall of 30 retailers, recently underwent a million-dollar transformation.
Nearby Q and B lines offer just a short ride to NYC.