Flatlands is one of the few Brooklyn neighborhoods not served by many subway lines, which some residents feel enhances the neighborhood and makes it more desireable for families because it’s not heavily traveled. Mostly, residents get around by car or bus. Houses consists of detached, semi-detached and attached houses in brick, vinyl siding, stucco or a combination thereof. Most are two-story buildings with driveways and tidy front yards. Schenectady Avenue is considered the creme de la creme of the neighborhood with somewhat larger single-family homes. Apartment buildings are scarce.
The Boundaries: Runs from Flatlands Avenue in the north to Avenue Uin the south and Ralph Avenue in the east to Flatbush in the west. The Commute: The 2, 5 and L subway lines serve the area. But the area is a two-fare zone, meaning you must take a bus or taxi to connect to the Flatbush Avenue Station or the Rockaway Plaza Station, respectively. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.