Between two of the borough’s biggest green spaces, Windsor Terrace is a charming residential neighborhood peppered with porches, gardens, and beautiful details. The development has been slow and steady in this petite, under-the-radar neighborhood.
Named for the English city, Windsor Terrace was home to Canarsie Indians before it became the farmland of one John Vanderbilt. After his death, the area was parceled and a village started to form, with a steady increase in population throughout the 20th century. The neighborhood was physically split by the Prospect Expressway in the 1950s, though bridges make for a safe, easy crossing. In recent years, gentrification and rising prices in other parts of Brooklyn have brought new attention and new families to the area.
A suburban look and a small-town feel with little traffic and access to plenty of green space. Windsor Terrace has a pleasantly suburban feel thanks to low-slung homes and few through streets, which keeps traffic to a minimum. The Prospect Expressway that bisects the neighborhood only serves to make it feel even smaller — in a good way. Bordered by Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery, there’s no shortage of space to roam; there are even horse stables at the edge of the park.
Late-night options are limited, but a good mix of new restaurants and businesses has moved in without affecting the humble charm. Good schools and a slower pace draw plenty of families.
People really are as friendly as they seem. Whether it’s your new neighbor or waiter, there’s true warmth to the people here.
Turnover is low for the brick row houses and wood-frame townhouses with interesting details. Porches, driveways, and other Brooklyn luxuries are regular features in Windsor Terrace. Multi-family homes, rowhouses, apartments, and condos are available at a variety of price points. Turnover is fairly low.
You’ll fall in love with dining on Prospect Avenue. Things may be quaint, but you’re still in New York City, home to varied (and exceptional) cuisine. Prospect Ave. has a particularly good stretch of restaurants and bars. Just save room for dessert — there’s a decent chance it’ll be a gift from the kitchen.
Atlantic Terminal 23m. by train, 10m. by car
Grand Central 47m. by train, 25m. by car
Union Square 42m. by train, 25m. by car
Wall Street 37m. by train, 15m. by car
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