East / West Borders
(Eighth Ave - Third Avenue)
North / South Borders
(Prospect Avenue - 35th Street)
Greenwood Heights is a mixed neighborhood of working class Polish American families, Italian American families, South American and Mexican immigrants, as well as middle class Brooklynites that have flocked to neighborhood from over-priced surroundings. The neighborhood is an architectural mix of wood frame and brick homes, which gives the area an eclectic look and feel, different from its neighbors Park Slope to the north and Sunset Park to the south.
Recent new real estate development, curbed with the rezoning of the area in November 2005, has brought an influx of luxury condominium apartments into a residential area that was mainly made up of 1- and 2-family homes. Post-rezoning has seen a new trend of home renovations, where new residents are restoring neglected properties back to their turn of the century historical look.