Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn NY almost completely surrounded by water is much more about tranquility than walkability. This quiet, sleepy area has the feel of the suburbs with many tree lined blocks and grassy lawns. Manhattan Beach was developed as a premiere resort destination for the city's upper middle class and wealthy elite with the famous, lavish and grandiose Manhattan Beach Hotel built in 1870 and followed by the even more grandiose Oriental Hotel built in 1880. In 1916 the Oriental Hotel was torn down and the land was sold for residential development.
The Manhattan Beach streets are named in alphabetical order from A to P (Amherst, Beaumont, Coleridge, Dover, Exeter, Falmouth, Girard, Hastings through to Pembroke) with the exception of the Ocean Avenue.
The Manhattan Beach peninsula is narrow and there are only three places to live, the bay block, the middle block and the ocean block. There are 8 ocean blocks and all are dead end streets with no thru traffic.
Many of the homes on these ocean blocks are the most expensive in the neighborhood. Manhattan Beach is hugged to the south and east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north by Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach to the west.
There is hardly any shopping in Manhattan Beach, but a footbridge connects the peninsula to Sheepshead Bay where there are many places to shop and dine.
What Manhattan Beach lacks on the commercial front, it makes up for by way of leisure.
There is the 43 acre Manhattan Beach Park which includes the beach and walkway. People relax, jog, walk their dogs or barbecue in the warm months. There are also two baseball fields, a basketball court and Wifi Hot Spots! The gorgeous Shore Boulevard stretch along the canal overlooking Sheepshead Bay is perfect for a stroll day or night.
The B and Q trains to Brighton Beach and a hop on the B1 or B49 buses will get you into the heart of the area.
Superstorm Sandy devastated the entire Manhattan Beach neighborhood. Many area residents rebuilt or renovated their homes while some people chose to sell at that time. The Residential Real Estate market in Manhattan Beach is stronger than ever with homes in high demand in this very lovely and unique Brooklyn neighborhood.
Examples of current asking prices for homes in Manhattan Beach are:
For a 1 family home with 1,584 square feet, 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, asking is $949,000, for a 1,634 square foot, 4 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, asking is $1.150M, for a 2,084 square foot, 8 room, 3 bedroom, 4 baths, asking is $1.650M, for a 2,880 square feet, 12 rooms, 4 bedrooms , 3.5 baths, asking is $1.799M, for a 2,220 square foot, 6 room, 2 bedroom , 1.5 baths, asking is $1.950M, for 3,600 square feet, 15 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, asking is $2.650M and for a 5,412 square foot, 14 room, 6 bedroom, 5 baths, asking is $4.899M.
For a 2 family home with 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths asking is $949,000, for a 2,400 square foot, 5 bedroom, 2.5 baths, asking is $1.330M, for a 1,900 square foot, 10 room, 4 bedroom, 3+ baths, asking is $1.649M, for a 2,450 square foot, 5 bedroom, 2+ baths, asking is $1.850M, for a 3,800 square foot, 14 room, 7 bedroom, 4 baths, asking is $2.1M, for a 5,661 square foot, 18 room, 9 bedroom, 3.5 baths, asking is $2.5M and for a 4,700 square foot, 12 room, 5 bedroom, 5 baths, asking is $2.950M.
For a 3 family home with 3,580 square foot, 7 bedrooms and 5 baths, asking is $2.6M.
Manhattan Beach has several good schools. They are:
P.S. 195 located at 131 Irwin Street, serving grades PK, OK, 1-5.
Leon M. Goldstein High School For The Sciences located at 1830 Shore Road. This school offers an excellent college preparatory academic education.
Kingsborough Community College, part of the City University of New York, located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard occupies the entire eastern tip of Manhattan Beach. The college offers Associate degree programs and Continuing Education programs. Diverse courses of study are offered including Liberal Arts and Humanities, Biology, Nursing, Accounting, Data Processing and more.
There are just a few restaurants in Manhattan Beach to choose from. They are:
CHILLAX Manhattan Beach café located at 184 Oxford Street, serving Breakfast and Lunch.
Anyway Café located at 111 Oriental Boulevard, serving Russian and French cuisine.
Hot Potatoe House located at 109 Oriental Boulevard, serving American cuisine.
Enzo’s Pizza located at 1623 Oriental Boulevard serving specialty pizza, breakfast and lunch.
If you are interested in selling your property or you know someone who is planning to sell their Brooklyn New York property, whether a single family residential property, an apartment building, a commercial property, mixed use, multi family, co op or condo, vacant land or a development opportunity, call us. You will be very happy that you did.