Ditmas Park is a historic district in the neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn that was formerly owned by the Ditmas family, the area remaining rural until the 1890s. Many of the buildings here are large, free-standing, single-family homes with gables and front porches, styles uncommon for the borough of Brooklyn where brownstones and rowhouses are more typical.
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This area was first settled by Dutch farmers in the 1600s who built their homes on top of the Ditmas Bayshore – a hilly landscape near Calvert Vaux Park. There are many similarly named streets including Vanderveer Stret, Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Ave., Coney Island Ave., and Hendrickson Place to name just a few.
At one point, this region seemed like it would never be developed into housing as it was too far from Downtown Brooklyn- only six miles away. The community's development finally began after 1886 when trolley lines were extended to the area. Soon thereafter, large houses started being built for wealthy owners who wanted to escape city life.
The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The Ditmas Park United Methodist Church built in 1887 is also included on the list of historical places, as are all the buildings on Cortelyou Road between Stratford Rd. and Westminster Rd., which were built between 1886 and 1904 .
Ditmas Park is known for its many beautiful historic homes, gazebos, parks, quiet streets lined with trees, wide sidewalks and charming Victorian-style street lamps. It's a wonderful area to enjoy peace & tranquility away from the hustle & bustle of city life. If you want to live among people who value preserving history as opposed to tearing it down to make way for new buildings, Ditmas Park is a great choice.
Ditmas Park is part of the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn- sometimes referred to as Victorian Flatbush because it was developed during the same period when John Russell Pope (the architect behind The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC) designed many homes here that reflected that era's craftsmanship and architecture.
It borders Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park South and Windsor Terrace with kosher bakeries , bagel stores, restaurants & bars along Coney Island Avenue; filling stations; supermarkets ; laundromats ; deli/grocery stores on Cortelyou Road; clothing shops at Caton Plaza; flower & gift shops like Yefei Florists on Church Ave.
Ditmas Park is home to one of NYC's most popular farmer's markets during the summer months , as well as many restaurants, pubs and nightlife spots.
This neighborhood has an incredible sense of community where people know their neighbors & watch out for one another which you will feel immediately when you step foot on its streets. The area is filled with beautiful Victorian homes that are now condos or rental apartments . Here are some great resources if you're considering moving here: Rent in Ditmas Park ; Brooklyn Apartments for Rent ; Ditmas Park house rentals .
There are several parks in this area including Prospect Park South, Calvert Vaux Park, Marine Park and Bensonhurst Park which has a dog run with separate areas for large and small dogs. The Ditmas Park Shopping District is located along Coney Island Avenue between Stratford Road & Cortelyou Road where you will find bagel stores, delis, pizzerias , cafes , dry cleaners, nail salons, beauty supply shops, shoe repair shops and hardware/paint/plumbing suppliers to name just a few of the businesses here.
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