Carroll Gardens is a Brooklyn neighborhood that runs from 15th Street to Union Street and Fourth Avenue to the BQE. It is an area of tree-lined streets with brownstones, made unique by the fact that many of the Brownstones are set back 35′ from the street to allow for front gardens. In addition to the historic brownstones, there is also a significant amount of new development in the area, making for abundant housing choices. Carroll Gardens has an abundance of shopping and dining, and Carroll Park provides family friendly open space.
Carroll Gardens borders the Gowanus canal, which, due to recent clean up efforts has seen a return of wildlife and recreation. The Carroll Street bridge over the Gowanus canal is the oldest surviving retractile bridge in the United States and connects Carroll Gardens with Park Slope. Transportation options for commuting from Carroll Gardens include the F and G trains.