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Williamsburg

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BoroughBrooklyn
Area94,590,640 sq ft
MapMap of Williamsburg
Listing(s)51 no-fee
Buildings153 rental buildings
64 condo buildings
10 coop buildings

Neighborhood Profile

Location: North-Western Brooklyn. Character: Running along the waterfront area of Brooklyn just east of Manhattan's 14th street in Manhattan is Williamsburg. Once an inexpensive artists area, full of illegal lofts and warehouse spaces, Williamsburg has gentrified dramatically, becoming the artist/hipster mecca it is today (incidentally, much more expensive than its former "starving artist" residents could possibly afford). The main drag of Bedford Avenue is buzzing at all hours with fashionable artsy folk, mostly in their 20s-30s, with the occasional artsy family. Many boutiques sell one-of-a-kind artist's wares. That said, parts of the neighborhood are somewhat gritty, their building stock being largely converted from warehouses; don't expect a lot of trees. Demographics: A curious mix of 20- and 30-something hipsters (now the majority), yuppies, Hispanics and Hasidic Jews (the latter two groups mostly in the southern part of the neighborhood).

Apartments & Real Estate

Apartments range from do-it-yourself warehouses (basically, you build the walls to your room, and expect a utility-style bathroom) to older homes to newly constructed (typically mid-rise and upscale) buildings. Many are older apartments are “railroad” or “shotgun” style, which means one room leads into the next (these are not easily sharable). Some older buildings' electrical systems have not been updated, so if you work from home and use many appliances, it may become a problem.

Current Rental Statistics

TypeMedianAverageInventory
Studio$2,975 $2,908 9
1-Bedroom$3,396 $3,348 18
2-Bedroom$4,300 $4,103 13
3-Bedroom$3,419 $4,163 6
Loft$4,650 $5,731 5
see all Williamsburg Rental Apartments
rental statistics as of 25/Jan/2015.

Selected Rental Buildings

See all Williamsburg Rental Apartment Buildings (153 buildings)

Selected No-Fee Rental Listings

$3,515 1-Bedroom, 683 sq ft175 Kent Avenue25/Jan/201525/Jan/2015
$4,300 2-Bedroom, 1068 sq ftThe Continental23/Jan/2015
$2,400 2-Bedroom352 Broadway22/Jan/201525/Jan/2015
$2,450 Studio1 North 4th Place21/Jan/2015
$4,331 3-Bedroom265 South 2nd Street21/Jan/2015

See all Williamsburg No-Fee Rental Apartments (51 total)

Condo & Co-op Buildings

See all Williamsburg Condo Apartment Buildings (64 buildings)

See our list of Williamsburg Co-op Apartment Buildings (10 buildings)

Historical Notes

Williamsburg was once an independent city whose main economic engines were oil and sugar refineries built near the East River.

The Williamsburg Bridge, built in 1903, linked the area to Manhattan and helped many Lower East Side Jews escaping the poverty and the appalling living conditions of the neighborhood across the river resettle in the area.

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