• Areas like Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene and Williamsburg averaged over $3,000 per month for a studio apartment in January.
  • Businesses are making the move to Brooklyn in response to the residential popularity.
  • For the most part, creative companies who employ a large chunk of employees that live in Brooklyn are filling these developments.
  • Commercial development is even more vital as the upcoming L train shutdown could impact public transportation into Manhattan for up to three years.

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Brooklyn Marathon in Dumbo/Flickr User dumbonycOver the last decade, residential rates in Brooklyn experienced substantial growth, and it could be thanks to its influx of young people. In terms of income versus housing costs, Brooklyn is the most inflated market in the U.S., where average rent increased 1.5 percent in 2014, peaking at $2,716 last year. More recent reports from MNS show Brooklyn rent sitting at $2,717 -- slightly higher than the 2015 high points.It’s no secret Brooklyn has been a millennial hotspot in NYC, and median housing prices have responded accordingly to the borough's popularity. While some of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods remain underdeveloped and remain under zoning proposals for affordable housing initiatives, areas like Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn, Fort G...