Clinton Hill is bordered on the east by Bedford-Stuyvesant, on the west by Fort Greene on the north by Wallabout Bay and on the south by Prospect Heights.
By 1880’s and ‘90s, Clinton Avenue was lined with mansions of millionaires, many of which have survived to the present day. The most prominent of these are linked to Charles Pratt, who built a mansion for himself and one each as wedding presents for three of his four sons. These four mansions can be seen on Clinton Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby. The Pratt Institute of Art, founded by Charles Pratt in 1887, is located a few blocks from his former home. Due in part to the presence of Pratt Institute the neighborhood boasts an increasing arts community, and many bohemians are flocking towards the yet-to be-gentrified industrial areas adjacent to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Clinton Hill has one of the largest concentrations of row houses from the post-Civil War period.
Clinton Hill is served by the IND Fulton Street Line (A, C trains), with a stop at the Clinton- Washington Avenues station as well as the IND Crosstown Line (G train), with stops at Classon Avenue station and a separate Clinton- Washington Avenues station. Several New York City Transit bus routes provide service to the neighborhood, including B25, B26, B38, B45, B48, B54, B52, B57, B61 and B69.