Cobble Hill

Welcome to Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill is a small, laid-back neighborhood comprising 40 blocks in northwest Brooklyn. It offers easy access to the water and sits adjacent to Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, and Carroll Gardens. Most of the action takes place on Court Street, the community’s main artery lined with hip cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The neighborhood was named after a conically shaped hill located at the present-day intersection of Atlantic Avenue, Pacific Street and Court Street. The incline was known as 'Ponkiesbergh' to early Dutch settlers, which directly translates to “Cobble Hill.” Today, Cobble Hill is considered the wealthiest area in Brooklyn, and is often listed alongside upscale Manhattan communities like the Upper East Side and Soho as one of the most desirable locations in the city. Thanks to its well-preserved 19th-century architecture, pristine brownstones and stunning row houses, Cobble Hill has been designated as a historic district.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Manhattan's East Village

Nearby Transportation

Subways: A, C, F, G, N, R, W, 2, 3, 4, 5

Explore Cobble Hill

Homes of Cobble Hill Brooklyn (1)
Mews Homes on Veranda Place
Mews Homes on Veranda Place
Warren Street Mews
Warren Street Mews

Homes

Cobble Hill is known for its well-preserved historic brownstones and row houses, meticulously built in a variety of important 19th-century architectural styles such as Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, early Romanesque Revival, and French Neo-Grecian. Low-scale zoning and landmark laws have helped preserve the area’s vintage aesthetic, enabling residents to feel as if they've been transported to a past era.

Listings in the Area

44 Tompkins Place 1, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York - 2 Bedrooms  
1 Bathrooms  
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44 Tompkins Place, 1
$1,525,000
Cobble Hill
2 BR  |  1 BA  |  5 RM
Phyllis D. Norton-Towers  (347) 451-3003
138 Pacific Street Parlor, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY - 1 Bedrooms  
1 Bathrooms  
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138 Pacific Street, PARLOR
$3,500 MO.
Cobble Hill
1 BR  |  1 BA  |  4 RM
Marta Quinones  (718) 613-2016
No Fee
78 Amity Street 2F, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY - 3 Bedrooms  
2.5 Bathrooms  
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78 Amity Street, 2F
$12,500 MO.
Cobble Hill
3 BR  |  2.5 BA  |  5.5 RM
Mark Levine  (212) 381-3366
New Listing
408 Henry Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York - 3 Bedrooms  
1.5 Bathrooms  
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408 Henry Street
$9,200 MO.
Cobble Hill
3 BR  |  1.5 BA  |  5 RM
Brian Lehner  (718) 858-5423
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The neighborhood is characterized by beautiful, low-storied buildings, including many landmarked blocks of mid 19th- and early 20th-century townhouses.
- Richard Nalley, Real Estate Agent

The Lifestyle

Cobble Hill is a great community for young families and professionals alike. The area’s public schools are considered above average, and friendly residents give the neighborhood a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Court Street
Court Street
Lifestyle of Cobble Hill Brooklyn (2)
Cobble Hill Park
Cobble Hill Park
Smith Street
Smith Street

I moved to Cobble Hill in 1988 and fell in love with the area. It was a great place to raise my three kids and be active in the public school system. The people I have met here and the friends I have made are so special.
- Audrey Ripka, Real Estate Agent

Nothing compares to the family-friendly vibe of Cobble Hill and the surrounding neighborhoods. You can walk down the street once and have met five people and know their entire story.
- Leigh E. Wallace, Real Estate Agent

I love the fact that Cobble Hill is in the heart of Americas First Suburb, and more than 100 years later it still feels like a haven. It is literally a different temperature here than in Manhattan when you come up out of the subway.
- Richard Nalley, Real Estate Agent

Cobble Hill Park
Cobble Hill Park
Grab a book and take a stroll to Cobble Hill Park, a half-block oasis set amongst English-style gardens, chess tables and children’s playground.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
A popular community destination that spans 1.3 miles along Brooklyn's waterfront, offering stunning views of Lower Manhattan's skyline.
Prospect Park
Prospect Park
As a 585-acre park and premiere community destination of Brooklyn, this park is perfect for both relaxation and recreation.
Waterfront Access
Waterfront Access
Cobble Hill's waterfront areas are the perfect setting to relax with a family picnic, to exercise, and to take in the beautiful sights of Manhattan's skyline.
Farmers Markets
Farmers Markets
The nearby neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens are home to some of the borough’s most beloved farmers markets, including the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket and Carroll Gardens Greenmarket. Both of these markets feature local produce, meats, cheeses, plants and fresh-cut flowers.

Outdoors

Cobble Hill is the perfect neighborhood to go for a bike ride, wander through community gardens, or take the kids to the playground. On a crisp spring day, it’s great to simply walk around and admire the architecture.

At Cobble Hill Park you’ll find residents walking their dogs and kids playing in the sandbox. It’s a great spot to meet new people or gather with friends.
- Audrey Ripka, Real Estate Agent

While not technically in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Bridge Park is directly adjacent to the neighborhood and a great place to go for a run or a bike ride.
- Richard Nalley, Real Estate Agent

Bicycle riding and jogging are easy as we are less than two miles from Prospect Park. I never tire of walking along the picturesque blocks and admiring the homes.
- Audrey Ripka, Real Estate Agent

Being so close to the waterfront and piers gives you unlimited access to outdoor activities like jogging, biking, soccer, sailing and kayaking
- Rory Bolger, Real Estate Agent

Cultural Attractions / Landmarks

Cobble Hill is a largely residential area, but there are a plethora of options for those looking for some culture and entertainment.

Cobble Hill Cinema
Cobble Hill Cinema
Well-frequented spot for cinephiles with five theaters showing a mix of first-run, independent, and foreign films.
Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill) Plaque
Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill) Plaque
In this interesting little corner of Cobble Hill, you can visit the birthplace of Winston Churchill’s mother.
Halloween Parade
Halloween Parade
An annual Halloween Parade and neighborhood favorite for over two decades.
Music in the Park
Music in the Park
Each summer, Cobble Hill Park hosts a summer music series for all to enjoy. Residents can relax while listening to local acts and soaking up the warm weather.
Prominent Chuches
Prominent Chuches
Cobble Hill is home to several historic churches that are known for their sunning picturesque facades, and breathtaking interiors.
Cobble Hill Historic District
Cobble Hill Historic District
Cobble Hill Historic District is comprised of 796 historic buildings that range from breathtaking churches, row houses styled in Greek Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne architecture, and residential buildings that exemplify the neighborhood's cutlural significance.

Cobble Hill has one of the citys finest collections of 19th-century row houses, especially in the Historic District, which showcases nearly 800 largely residential buildings built in the Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne styles between the 1830s and 1920s.
- Rory Bolger, Real Estate Agent

The Halloween Parade in Cobble Hill Park is an annual favorite with kids. Many of the homes are decorated for the festivities and on Halloween you’ll find children trick-or-treating up and down the historic row houses.
- Audrey Ripka, Real Estate Agent

Cobble Hill’s intact rows of 19th-century townhouses and mews are an attraction in themselves.
- Richard Nalley, Real Estate Agent

The neighborhood’s low vista shows off the steeples that gave Brooklyn its old nickname, ‘the City of Churches.’ In particular, there are two churches on Clinton Street worth visiting for their Tiffany windows and general beauty.
- Richard Nalley, Real Estate Agent

La Vara
La Vara
A Michelin-star Italian restaurant
Lillo Cucina Italiana
Lillo Cucina Italiana
A widely popular neighborhood trattoria that serves classic Italian fare in an intimate setting.
Libertador
Libertador
Libertador is a steakhouse set in warm, brickwalled space, beautifully showcasing the flavors of Argentina and rustic Gaucho culture.
Ki Sushi
Ki Sushi
Casual spot offering a wide variety of traditional and innovative Japanese dishes.
Hibino
Hibino
While from the outside it may not stand out from other sushi joints, Hibino is one of the city’s best spots for affordable, high-quality sushi.
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant
Cozy Ethiopian cafe serving classic stews with injera bread and numerous vegan options.
Colonie
Colonie
Enjoy farm-to-table dining and a wide selection of natural wines at this popular Cobble Hill Eatery.

Dining

Though the neighborhood is small, Cobble Hill is home to a number of fantastic food establishments – from Michelin Star restaurants to hole-in-the-wall joints.

Cobble Hill has a unique variety of special Village-like restaurants and small bars. La Vara, tucked next to Cobble Hill Park, is in a magical location and has carried a Michelin Star.
- Rory Bolger, Real Estate Agent

Lillo Cucina Italiana, a new addition to the neighborhood, is owned and run by Lillo, who is straight from Rome. The dining room seats only 17 – no alcohol, no bathroom and cash only. What you will get is Lilo acting as the chef, host and server, catching up with the regulars all the while.
- Rory Bolger, Real Estate Agent

“Cobble Hill has a unique variety of special Village-like restaurants and small bars. La Vara, tucked next to Cobble Hill Park, is in a magical location and has carried a Michelin Star.”
- Rory Bolger, Real Estate Agent

When eating at Colonie, get a seat at the chefs counter!
- Leigh E. Wallace, Real Estate Agent

Nightlife

A short ride over the Brooklyn Bridge and you’ll find yourself in the East Village’s iconic nightlife scene. However, Cobble Hill has some great bars and eclectic spots of its own.

Henry Public
Henry Public
An old-time Brooklyn saloon that honors the spirit of its corner of Kings County with classic cocktails, oysters and grass-fed burgers. It’s a lively scene during Sunday brunch when the tavern features jazz and blues acts.
June Bar
June Bar
A quaint and cozy wine bar on Court Street that offers a wide selection of diverse wines to taste and enjoy.
Long Island Bar
Long Island Bar
This landmark Brooklyn watering hole serves up cocktails, beer, wine and burgers in an old-school diner atmosphere.

The neighborhoods close proximity to Manhattan is a plus, but you can find everything you need [for nightlife] locally.
- Leigh E. Wallace, Real Estate Agent

June Bar on Court Street is rated the best wine in NYC and has such a quaint feel. On a nice day, try to sit out on the back patio, which has tables arranged around a very large beautiful tree.
- Rory Bolger, Real Estate Agent

Court Street
Court Street
Cobble Hill's Court Street is defined by its walkable streetscape, lined with a vibrant shopping scene that offers clothing and jewelry boutiques, local gift shops, book stores, and much more.
Smith Street
Smith Street
Though technically running through Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens, many locals venture over to Smith Street for exciting shopping and dining options.
Staubitz Butcher Shop
Staubitz Butcher Shop
New York City's oldest operating butcher shop, known for its sawdust-strewn floors and quality food.
Bien Cuit
Bien Cuit
Bien Cuit, meaning 'well done' in French, is a unique store offering freshly baked bread and pastries, as well as items that make for great gifts like gourmet coffee, tea, and pantry staples.
Tavola Italian Market
Tavola Italian Market
A neighborhood Italian market featuring a fine selection of Italian products, homemade dishes, and housewares.

Shopping

You’ll find a wide range of shops and boutiques in Cobble Hill, including well-known fashion brands, one-of-a-kind clothing stores, and mouthwatering markets.

All along Court Street, the main vein of Cobble Hill, there are stores ranging from boutiques like Rag and Bone to one-of-a-kind local shops like Lilly, a womans clothing store, and Wanderlustre, an amazing gift shop.
- Rory Bolger, Real Estate Agent

The shopping on Court Street includes everything from eyewear to vintage furniture to childrens clothing.
- Richard Nalley, Real Estate Agent

If you are looking for all things shopping you will have no problem finding tons of independent shops alongside huge labels on Smith Street.
- Leigh E. Wallace, Real Estate Agent

Staubitz is the best butcher in town and has been for generations.
- Audrey Ripka, Real Estate Agent

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