Buy Obama’s House While The Price Is Right
Buy Obama’s House :Former President Barack OBamas house in Parkslope, Brooklyn is up for grabs. This is 5 bedroom townhouse that Obama lived in after graduating from Columbia University. And, it is on the market for sale. No, it is not the White House still, if you want to experience what it is like living in a past president’s home you can make that dream come true. One catch though.
According to Brown Harris Stevens the company overseeing the sale, you must have $4.3 million. Yes, if you have a few millions just lying around; you know play money just collecting dust, you can buy Obama’s house. The former Presidents home can be yours for the right price. Before relocating to Chicago in the mid eighties Obama lived on the 2nd floor of this townhouse.
Park Slope a well rounded neighborhood. It is bordered by 15th street Flatbush Ave, Prospect Park West and Fourth Avenue.
Very popular for baseball The Prospect Park Baseball Association organizes baseball games so it’s not uncommon to see kids on Seventh avenue in their baseball uniforms as they head to Prospect Park.
Prospect Park also a two rink skating complex which was restored for $74 million . During the cold months it is jam packed with ice skaters and folks on roller skates when the weather gets warm.
Love organic food? Well there’s a Park Slope Food Co-op, a booming Whole Foods on 3rd avenue and 3rd Street in the nearby Gowanus along with a Farmers market in neighboring Grand Army Plaza
Schools for Kids
If you are into private school, there’s the Berkeley Carroll School serving kids from prekindergarten all the way to high school. Lower grades kids receive their education at Carroll Street while middle and high school students attend classes at Lincoln Place. One of the best elementary schools boasting high scores in the state English and Math tests is elementary school , PS 321 which is located on 7th avenue. As compared to 30 and 39 percent citywide, 78 % of PS 321 students scored high on state English test, and 80% scored high on math test. Other schools are
- PS 107 John W. Kimball serves K-5
- PS 321 William Penn
Subway Stations- Local Commute: The majority of the residents travel by public transportation.
You have access to many trains which stop at Atlantic Terminal- Barclays Center. They are the 2,3,4, 5,Q, and B trains. There is also access to R and the M which services Fourth Avenue stations and goes to Union Square. People who reside in the center and in South Slope can get the F and G on Fourth Avenue, Seventh Avenue and 15th Street – Prospect Park.
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Subway trains like the 2,3,B,and Q which goes to Flat bush and will get you to Manhattan in about 30 minutes services the North of Park Slope also.
Home values in Park Slope have seen an increase of 26.9 % in the pass year. Predictions indicate another 8.8 % rise within the next year. The median home value is $1234,400. Median list price per square foot is $1,259 much higher than New York’s average $883 . Current listing shows that median price Of a home in Park Slope is $3,172 higher than $3,000 median price in New York.
Low Crime in Park Slope
Compared to other neighborhoods in Brooklyn crime on Park Slope is very low. In the past year there were 155 assault crimes, 647 theft crimes, and 101 counts of burglary.