Cobble Hill is a neighborhood located in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn. It is bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Court Street to the east, and Degraw Street to the south. It has long drawn people priced out of the Heights. Its blocks of tidy three and four story row houses, its brownstone ambiance and nearness to Manhattan extend the entice of Brooklyn Heights past Atlantic Avenue.
As of 2010 census, there were 7,885 people residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village is $94,822.
The neighborhood traces its history to the early Dutch farmers who settled Brooklyn in the 17th century. Its name was derived from Cobleshill, a sheer hill at what is now Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. The hill was turned into Cobble Hill Fort by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. In 1836, the real development of the area began. By that time the small estates and farms had already been divided up into lots for row houses. By the 1840’s, the row-house construction then in full flower in the Heights had moved past Atlantic Avenue.
The family-run shops are Cobble Hill’s biggest attraction, Italian meat markets and old time barber shops mixing with trendy new restaurants. Smith Street is known as Brooklyn’s “Restaurant Row” due to the large number of eateries and watering holes that opened on the street during the late 1990s and early 2000s. It is famous for its private brownstone residences and brick row houses. The Cobble Hill Park is one of the attractions at the intersection of Congress and Clinton Streets that was reconstructed in 1989 and reflects the brick and stone character of this tree lined neighborhood.
Many great schools make Cobble Hill the ideal choice for you to live here. There are three schools in the area. John M. Harrigan School is a public school located on Henry Street and has one of the best records in the city for extracurricular activities. Also, the building on Baltic Street that formerly housed Intermediate School 298 now contains two 6-12th grade schools, with the Brooklyn School for Global Studies on the top floor and the School of International Studies on the bottom floor.
Several buildings in Cobble Hill have now become co-ops. Prices normally starts around $125,000 for the Heights co-op market. It is the long time concerned of the residents there with all these buildings becoming residential and high-density that they are worried about increased traffic and transients. A transient that having moved out in two or three years. This has been a community where people stay and raise families and now the neighborhood is starting to move away from having that family quality. There is also a Cobble Hill Health Center that composes a non-profit skilled nursing facility located on Henry Street in the historic Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. It has been the progressive treatment for the elderly and disabled for almost 30 years.