Finding a neighborhood in Brooklyn with all of the amenities of the city that also maintains a quiet, family-oriented atmosphere is difficult. But Midwood, located in central Brooklyn, offers its residents that much sought-after balance of city life and tranquility. With bountiful shopping options, diversity in food and people, and a strong sense of community, Midwood is a wonderful neighborhood for young professionals and families alike.

Midwood Real Estate

Nestled among the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets, Midwood Real Estate features a mix of single-family and multifamily houses, both attached and detached, make up most of Midwood’s available housing. Much of the neighborhood’s homes date to the 1920s, while a number of renovated pre-war condominium and co-op buildings are also available. As of last year, the median value of Midwood real estate stood at $950,000.

Bountiful Shopping Options

Although Midwood is generally quiet and family-oriented, a number of shopping streets bisect the neighborhood, providing Midwood’s residents with an abundant variety of stores and services. Nostrand Avenue is home to a number of car showrooms, while Avenue M is known for its kosher butchers and grocery stores. Avenue J is dotted with specialty grocers, including those offering fresh fruit and nuts. Coney Island Avenue boasts the Kent Theatre, the neighborhood’s primary movie theater, as well as Pomegranate, the largest kosher market in the country.

Diverse Community With Restaurants To Match

Midwood has a well-earned reputation for the diversity of its community. Over the past fifty years, the neighborhood has attracted a wide range of immigrant populations, from Russia and Jamaica to Pakistan and Italy. This incredible diversity is reflected in the variety of Midwood’s restaurants and coffee shops, which range from Jewish bakeries to Turkish eateries to famous Italian pizza places.

Quiet With a Strong Sense of Community

Despite its diversity and location in central Brooklyn, Midwood is known for being quiet and harboring a strong sense of community among its residents. Along Midwood’s tree-line streets, basketball hoops and tricycles are a common sight, reflecting the neighborhood’s family-oriented atmosphere. The playgrounds and spray showers in Midwood’s Kolbert Park are frequented by the neighborhood’s children, and the basketball and handball courts are popular among its teenagers, while many of Midwood’s older residents enjoy playing chess on the park’s open tables.