On the southeastern edge of Brooklyn, New York, there is a peninsula known as Gerritsen Beach. This charming neighborhood is accessible via one avenue and is divided into two areas, new Gerritsen Beach and old Gerritsen Beach. Until the early twentieth-century, Gerritsen Beach was undeveloped and desolate. Named after an early seventeenth-century French Walloon settler named Wolfert Gerritsen, the neighborhood had humble beginnings consisting of squatters bungalows and temporary fishing shacks. The first significant development consisted of a middle-class resort neighborhood comprising single-story bungalows on the peninsula’s south end. Soon after, people began to realize the peninsula was a fantastic place to live and larger Gerritsen Beach homes were constructed.
By the 1930s there were more than one thousand, five hundred homes in Gerritsen Beach and it became a full-fledged Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, it continues to be a popular place to live because of its affordability, tranquility, and spectacular natural resources. Real estate in Gerritsen Beach is particularly popular among boating and fishing enthusiasts because of its abundance of beaches and docks. The closely set Gerritsen Beach homes and narrow streets contribute to the neighborhood’s likeness to a New England fishing village. Adding to its appeal, the neighborhood is next to Brooklyn’s largest park, the nearly eight-hundred-acre Marine Park and Golf Course. The Park complex features playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields, thirteen baseball diamonds, and year-round activities.
Homes for sale in Gerritsen Beach are equally appealing and consist of lovely two-story duplexes, single-family bungalows, and brick homes along tree-lined streets. There are also waterfront properties in Gerritsen Beach, as well as vacant lots ready for construction. Moreover, many Gerritsen Beach properties offer fantastic views and fresh ocean breezes. We would love to tell you more about the currently listed real estate in Gerritsen Beach, so please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as it is convenient to do so.
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