|Area:||94,590,640 sq ft|
|Map:||Map of Williamsburg|
|Buildings:||165 rental buildings|
67 condo buildings
11 coop buildings
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.
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.
See all Williamsburg Rental Apartment Buildings (165 buildings)
|$4,900||2-Bedroom at 101 Bedford Avenue|
|$2,790||Studio at 175 Kent Avenue, 510 sq ft|
|$1,862||Studio at 15 Dunham Place|
|$3,295||1-Bedroom at North Edge|
|$2,450||2-Bedroom at 87 Graham Avenue|
See all Williamsburg No-Fee Rental Apartments (90 total)
See all Williamsburg Condo Apartment Buildings (67 buildings)
See our list of Williamsburg Co-op Apartment Buildings (11 buildings)
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).
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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|rental statistics as of 18/Apr/2015.|