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by Robert DeFalco
on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 12:11pm.
Carroll Gardens is a quaintly beautiful neighborhood in Brooklyn where old means new in a charming blending of worlds. Approximately forty city blocks, it is bordered by Cobble Hill to the northwest, Boerum Hill to the northeast, Gowanus to the east, Red Hook to the south and southwest, and the Columbia Street Waterfront District to the west.
Named after Charles Carroll (an Irish immigrant who was the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence) and the abundance of lovely gardens in front of numerous brownstones and the parks that dot this neighborhood, Carroll Hill is a peaceful oasis. Architecture and interesting real estate options set Carroll Garden apart from many other neighborhoods in Brooklyn; townhouses, carriage houses, apartments in modern and historic buildings, all situated in one of the best fashion and food scenes in the area!
Diverse, safe and solidly middle-class, Carroll Gardens is filled with deep-rooted families and young professionals. A strong sense of community pride is evident in the many preserved historical homes and buildings, as well as annual parades, celebrations and religious festivals. Play bocce or basketball in the park, or take a leisurely walk down one of the main thoroughfares for a wide selection of dining and shopping choices. Excellent schools and abundant transportation make this neighborhood ideal for families and commuters alike.
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