Many Real Estate Brokers in Brooklyn and Real Estate agents have long been admirers of Victorian Flatbush and the mind blowing collection of our country’s finest Victorian homes.
Victorian Flatbush, one of Brooklyn’s first suburbs came after the Brooklyn subway to Coney Island was built. Developers Dean Alvord, Lewis Pounds and Thomas Benton Ackerson built detached homes in the style of Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Neo Tudor, Spanish Mission and Georgian. Built between the 1890’s and 1920, house prices ranged from $3,000 to $13,000.
The 12 separate neighborhoods and enclaves that make up Victorian Flatbush are Albermarle – Kenmore Terraces, Beverly Square East, Beverly Square West, Caton Park, Ditmas Park Historic District, Ditmas Park West, Fiske Terrace, Midwood Park, Newkirk, Prospect Park South, South Midwood and West Midwood.
In the 1970’s the Victorian Flatbush Community Association and concerned residents began organizing to work towards having their neighborhoods designated as historic districts. Albermarle – Kenmore Terraces were the 1st to receive historic district designation in 1978, then Prospect Park South in 1979 and Ditmas Park in 1981.
Ron Schweiger, Brooklyn historian and Beverly Square resident says “ we don’t want the Manhattanization of Brooklyn”. “That’s why we want all of Victorian Flatbush to get historic district status”.
Victorian Flatbush is now attracting many buyers priced out of the more expensive neighborhoods of Park Slope, Greenpoint and Crown Heights. Two bedroom Co ops and Condos range in price from $600,000 to $1M+. Home prices now range from $1.9M to $2.5M.
Take the Victorian Flatbush House Tour to step back in time and experience the majesty and history of these beautiful homes.
Contact the Flatbush Development Corporation at 718-859-3800 or online at fdconline.org.
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