6 Bargains in Sunset Park
Just one subway stop away from Park Slope, Sunset Park has lots to offer — including affordable homes.
As the South Slope gentrification creeps further and further south, Sunset Park has become a promising destination for house hunters who want affordable living with neighborhood perks. Sunset Park has a lot going for it: The area is serviced by the R, N and D trains. The park itself offers lovely views of Manhattan and New York Harbor. The Chinatown on Seventh Avenue rivals the Chinatown in Manhattan, and the Mexican cuisine on Fifth Avenue is as authentic as it comes. Then there’s the news that chocolatier Jacques Torres will soon be moving its factory to Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal, from its current DUMBO location — which bodes well for the neighborhood’s long-term desirability.
Best of all, according to Streeteasy, the median home price is $393,500 and the median price per square foot is $345 — compared with $865,000 and $846 in Park Slope. So what kind of inventory does one find at such budget-friendly prices? Here are five homes that caught our eye.