Gentrification has meant a lot of things for Brooklyn: the appearance of hipsters, absurdly overpriced foods that don't make any sense (literally, what is a wheatgrass shot, and why does anyone find it appealing?), and, unfortunately, surging real estate costs.

Large numbers of the city's most elite and wealthy inhabitants have made the move to Brooklyn to raise their children and enjoy the luxury of a private backyard patio. 

The result is some of the most coveted and costly neighborhoods in New York City, and it doesn't appear to be slowing down.

So, which one is the most expensive neighborhood in all of BK? The answer might surprise you. 

According to a recent PropertyShark report, the Columbia Waterfront District clocked in at #1. 

The median sale price for a property there is approximately $1.4 million, making it the 14th most expensive neighborhood in NYC as of the first quarter of 2016. 

Following close behind is Prospect Lefferts Garden with a median sale price of $1.32 million. 


The areas that topped last year's report were to be expected: DUMBO, Carroll Gardens, and Cobble Hill to name a few. 

And while Cobble Hill did report the highest price-per-square-foot cost at $1,203, it's been bumped down a few notches in terms of overall cost. 

So if you're looking to settle into one of these BK neighborhoods anytime soon, you'll either need approximately 1 million dollars, or approximately 1 million roommates. 

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[via Curbed] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]