Location: Park Slope
Park Slope is the very definition of a well-rounded neighborhood. Of the dozen categories we tallied, it falls just slightly below average in two: affordability (the average two-bedroom rental is $2,275) and diversity. In all other areas, it’s somewhere between above grade and superlative: It’s blessed with excellent public schools, low crime, vast stretches of green space, scores of restaurants and bars, a diverse retail sector, and a population of more artists and creatives than even its reputation for comfortable bohemianism might suggest (more, in fact, than younger, trendier Williamsburg). It might not be everyone’s idea of a perfect neighborhood, but statistically speaking (by a hair), there’s nowhere better.
Park Slope is the 37th most walkable neighborhood in New York with 61,508 residents. Park Slope has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable. Nearby Neighborhoods: Gowanus, Boerum Hill, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene and Greenwood Heights.