(Closed) NWR: Moving to Carroll Gardens, Maybe, Advice and Help Welcome!!

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@RnbwznPuppies:  I, too, have heard that it’s dead at night.  No nightlife at all.  Does that bother you??  I also heard that you can get a much better deal there. 

As far as groceries go, I’m pretty sure you can just order your groceries online and they’ll get delivered to you. 

Post # 18
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Carroll Gardens is nice! I don’t know much about it except for that my FI’s kickboxing place is there and the area is good. 😀

Post # 19
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802 posts
Busy bee

Have you looked in Queens? 3k is definitely viable ^_^ Astoria/Long Island City have some nice new developments, and Jackson Heights is definitely affordable and the apartment buildings have laundry rooms in the basement. Transportation is pretty convenient, a 20 min ride via the 7 to Manhattan, and 10 min ride via 7 to Flushing 

FiDi is pretty dead at night, but it’s not that far from stuff so I don’t think it matters if you’re the active type. As someone who lives across from a bar, in a more lively neighborhood – I get woken up at least 4 nights/mornings a week by the drunk assholes screaming across the street. I love NYC, and I like my share of the nightlife … but I like my sleep too. 

Post # 20
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857 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love Carroll Gardens! I used to live there, and got priced out years ago … I wish I could go back, but it’s getting way too hip (read: pricey) for me. I’m actually getting married there, though, so that’s special for me.

If you’re not dead-set on Carroll Gardens, I can not reccomend Bay Ridge (where I am currently) enough. Fiance and I have a KILLER place that is shockingly affordable. We have everything we need so close – awesome, diverse restaurants, beautiful parks and the N is one stop away and we have the R train. I can get to my job in Flatiron in 40 minutes – not bad! 

As for a broker, it can certainly help. In fact, since you’re moving from Out of Town I can’t imagine doing it on your own. I was prepared, this past move, to bite the bullet, pay the broker fee and have a great place. I luckily, lucked out with Craigslist…but that’s super rare. A great broker, that I know, generally is in the Williamsburg neighborhood, but she’s helped us find some places out of that neighborhood. Get in touch with her – she rules!
http://www.mironproperties.com/real-estate-agent-28 

 

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