Living in Dyker Heights, New York

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Living in Dyker Heights, New York

Dyker Heights, New York


When your nickname is the "Handsomest Suburb in Greater New York" you have something to live up to! And Dyker Heights, located in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, does just that. A beautiful mixture of stunning homes, gracious parks and well-appointed businesses make this suburb an absolute delight. 


Too sloped to be used as farmland, Dyker Heights was developed early on as a neighborhood for luxury homes and fine living. In the late 1800s, the Johnson family began developing the area with beautiful homes situated to take advantage of the spectacular views. They realized that improvements would have to be made while not sacrificing the woodland setting; over time they extended the limited street grid, made way for telephone and electrical lines and paved streets. Dyker Heights was born.


In modern times, Dyker Heights is still an idyllic location to settle. The deeply rooted sense of community and pride in ones home is alive and well. Not only is Dyker Heights still an aesthetically pleasing area, it's also one of the safest in New York City, boosting low crime rates. 


Bus and train service keep this an excellent location for commuters while a thriving and active community makes it truly "home". Dyker Heights is well-known for it's enthusiastic embrace of traditions such as holiday lights on home; nearly the entire community participates in this fun activity and people from all over the area come to enjoy the spectacle each year.


Dyker Heights also offers a wide range of educational opportunities with a selection of options for parents to choose from. Multiple private, parochial and public schools are home here, with test scores and quality of education amongst the highest in the city.


Recreation wise, parks dot the landscape, with room to play sports and enjoy nature at its finest. Dyker Heights Golf Course is one of the oldest in the nation and offers spectacular play to members and visitors alike. 

Despite its small size, Dyker Heights manages to pack a lot into the wonderfully planned and executed community as the Johnson family envisioned it so long ago. Charm and style make this an excellent place to settle.

If you're thinking of living in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, New York or for more information about  Dyker Heights New York Call RE/MAX Metro or please visit  We have locations at 585 North Gannon Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314,  655 Rossville Ave., Staten Island, NY  10309, 95-04 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY  11209  (Bay Ridge) and 70-24 18th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11204  (Bensonhurst).   Contact me or your local office with any of your real estate questions or needs.




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Harriet Robertson

Loved your post. I love Brooklyn, and I like talking about it. To me it is all that you see when you travel and you get it in one package. We all need to tell our stories

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