Brooklyn Real Estate: Ditmas Park Real Estate
Painted Victorian-era houses, folksy charm while retaining urban ethos—this describes Ditmas Park. Once home to celebrities known the world over, these examples of architectural history can be yours. Besides the grand homes, the streets are lined with fruit trees, meaning heady sweet-smelling blossoms come early spring and a pastoral ambience year-round—also thanks in due part to the neighborhood’s namesake family, the sheep-raising Van Ditmarsens.
Cortelyou Road, the area’s main shopping strip is hopping with coffee shops, restaurants, bars and The Flatbush Food Co-op. Ditmas Park has gained foodie accolades from Time Out-New York, amNewYork and The New York Times. There’s also the newly refurbished, pedestrian-only Newkirk Plaza shopping mall, selling all sorts of bric-a-brac. Stop by one of Ditmas Park’s art galleries to take in the work of the local artistic community and maybe even pick up a piece for your new home.
In addition to the larger houses, Ditmas Park also has smaller co-ops on offer. Zip around the city with the B and Q trains, with stops each at Newkirk Plaza and Cortelyou Road.