Step off the Brooklyn Bridge and you’ll soon see why neighborhoods like DUMBO, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights are some of the fastest growing communities in all of New York City. In comparison to Manhattan, the neighborhoods emerging out of Brooklyn provide a quieter, almost quaint charm, without giving up the feeling of living in a thriving city. Some of the best spots for culture, cuisine, higher learning and relaxation can be found in Brooklyn, making it an ideal spot for residents of any and all demographics. Growing families, young hipsters, blue-collar workforce, established lifers, and affluent socialites all call Brooklyn home and have plenty of reasons to want to stay. As the gentrification of the borough continues to spread into new neighborhoods, modernization infuses tradition, resulting in communities that exude an energy rarely found elsewhere. A number of artists, studios, filmmakers, and musicians have harnessed this energy to turn Brooklyn into the city’s creative hotspot. No wonder why people continue to flock to the area.