Welcome to Williamsburg
Brooklyn’s creative outlet.
What to Expect
Brooklyn lifestyle without being too far from Manhattan.
Williamsburg has become popular with young New Yorkers because of its vibrant and accessible social activities, and also because of its easy commute to Manhattan. The L train takes residents right into the heart of Manhattan at 14th st., and the M and J trains make it easy to get to other downtown neighborhoods. Many also use the Williamsburg Bridge as an easy route into the city, by walking, running, or cycling for their morning commute.
A good time from sunup to sundown: trendy boutique shopping, culinary exploration, outdoor day parties, and a thriving music scene.
Walk-up apartments and row homes are popular in central Williamsburg, but luxury high-rises and condos dot the waterfront.
The popularity of Williamsburg has led to higher real-estate prices in recent years. Walk-ups and row homes are comparable in price to some downtown neighborhoods in Manhattan. Newer developments continue to pop up in the neighborhood. Near the waterfront, apartments in high-rise buildings and condo complexes can get pricey but have stunning views of Manhattan.
You'll Fall in Love With
Williamsburg’s self-confidence. The neighborhood relishes in the spotlight as a pop-culture trendsetter but never takes itself too seriously.
These days, it feels as though everyone has a different opinion on what Williamsburg is as a neighborhood. Some define the vibe as “hipster” (with a hint of derision), while others hail the neighborhood as a new frontier for New York’s creative and artistic communities. Those that live here take both the critiques and compliments in stride. Here, it’s all about having a style of your own and wearing it proudly, whether or not others perceive it to be cutting-edge or contrived. Regardless of which camp you find yourself in, it’s hard to deny that Williamsburg and its residents look pretty good out ahead of the pack.