Ditmas Park is a neighborhood in western Flatbush in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, east of Kensington – which explains where it is but not the details that make it such a unique place! Ditmas Park is home to one of the largest collections of Victorian homes in the United States. Once the home of movie stars and millionaires, the remnants of that time fill the streets of the officially designated Historic District for all residents to enjoy.
The Ditmas Park Historic District includes 172 buildings, mostly residential, built between 1902 and 1914. Marvelous architectural and designs include Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman, Tudors, Swiss Chalets, and Queen Anne single-family homes. The District also includes the stunning brick Neo-Georgian Flatbush Congregational Church.
Mostly residential, Ditmas Park does encompass a number of delis, bar, coffee shops, restaurants, music venues, and the Flatbush Food Co-op, as well as upscale restaurants on Cortelyou Road. Several New York publications have singled out Ditmas Park for their outstanding food options! Every Sunday, there’s a Farmer’s Market, and Newkirk Plaza, an open-air mall of 30 retailers, recently underwent a million-dollar facelift.
This vibrant and exciting neighborhood flourishes under the Ditmas Park Association, which was founded in 1908. They host social events and publish a newsletter for residents, as well as working on numerous civic issues. The Flatbush Development Corporation hosts an annual Victorian Flatbush House Tour.
The B and Q trains and several express buses service Ditmas Park, making it accessible for everyone seeking great food and gorgeous homes!
Ditmas Park combines its wide tree-lined streets – with apple, peach, cherry and pear trees – with a fun and active personality, with places to eat, fun events to partake in, and shopping galore. It’s an inviting and diverse neighborhood with tons of personality and a wonderful place to put down roots.
For information on real estate in Ditmas Park and other locations, call Robert DeFalco Realty (NYC Service Office, member of Manhattan MLS). Agents can be reached at one of our conveniently located one-stop centers at 8823 3rd Ave. in Brooklyn at 718-748-7000. 1678 Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, for our Staten Island Office or in New Jersey at 340 Rte 34 Ste. 112 in Colts Neck 732-845-3200. Bi-lingual agents are available.