Boerum Hill is a relatively small neighborhood, flanked by Schermerhorn Street to the north, Fourth Avenue to the east, Court Street to its west, and Degraw Street to the south. The size of the neighborhood allows residents and visitors a comforting feeling of familiarity. Historically home to middle-class families, the area has seen a large influx of upper-class residents thanks to new projects and developments.
Boerum Hill’s main commercial activities reside on Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue, where restaurants, retail stores, and cafes are plenty. With its own numerous bars, the neighborhood provides a relaxed night scene. Boerum Hill’s laidback vibe draws many artists and young families, many who love biking throughout the neighborhood and nearby Prospect Park.