Boerum Hill blends easily into adjacent neighborhoods, Cobble Hill and Carrol Gardens, with its brownstones and tree-lined streets, but has a worldly and commercial feel all its own, courtesy of nearby Atlantic Avenue. A small neighborhood in northwestern Brooklyn, Boerum Hill occupies 45-blocks bounded by State Street to the north, Fourth Avenue to the east, Court Street to the west, and Degraw Street to the south.
A large plus for residents commuting to jobs in Manhattan is Boerum Hill’s convenient location close to most major subway lines.
Throughout Boerum Hill, restaurants and boutiques seem to endlessly pop-up every few months. Smith Street is a favorite hangout, with lots of coffee shops to meet in by day and a buzzing bar and pub scene to unwind at night. The Smith Street scene attracts both tourists and Manhattanites to what New York Magazine dubbed “the most innovative, exciting restaurant row” in the city.
Atlantic Avenue, with a reputation for antiques and Middle Eastern foods, is the neighborhood’s other boisterous thoroughfare, and has become a haven for independent shops and boutiques. "The Atlantic Antic," held every summer, features hundreds of neighborhood food vendors, music, and other performances.
Boerum Hill ranked #4 on New York Magazine’s 2010 “The Best Places to Live in New York”.