Location: North-western Brooklyn
Character: With the name derived from "Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass", DUMBO was once the thriving creative center for the starving artist types. Enticed by the giant live/work loft spaces, artists flocked to the area from Manhattan and gentrified the formerly industrial neighborhood.
In recent years (21st century), the area has become so popular it has priced out many of the artists. Today, many of DUMBO's apartments and condos have higher rents/prices than those in Manhattan. (Speaking of which, the view of Manhattan from DUMBO is spectacular, if not the best in the city).
With quaint streets of cobblestone and beautifully converted old-fashioned warehouses, DUMBO evokes somewhat of a colonial feel. Not all of the artists have (yet) been chased out, and the area still boasts many art galleries, cafés and a gorgeous park in between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.
Although pricey, the converted lofts are spacious and airy and the entire area is extremely family-friendly and family oriented.
Demographics: Established artists and their families are typical residents. Most in the area have young children and make use of the many playgrounds and parks.
Apartments & Real Estate
Housing is pricey, but some apartments here have amazing views. Most apartments are on the larger side and traditional studios are pretty much unheard of.
Selected Rental Buildings
See all DUMBO Rental Apartment Buildings (12 buildings)
Condo & Co-op Buildings
See all DUMBO Condo Apartment Buildings (6 buildings)
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