Cobble Hill is bordered by Altantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Smith Street on the east and Degraw Street to the south, Cobble Hill sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights with Carroll Gardens to the south. The Cobble Hill Historic District covers the majority of the neighborhood but only extends east to Court Street, not Smith
Its historic district, first designated on December 20, 1969, and extended on June 7th, 1988, is roughly bordered by Atlantic Avenue to the north, Degraw- Street to the South, Court Street to the east and Hicks street (with the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the lower level) to the west. Its area measures approximately twenty-two city blocks. With the established of the Landmark Preservation Commission in 1965, charming and historically important neighborhoods like Cobble Hill got a chance to be safeguard from developers, and stabilized property values and economic strength for property owners. According to the Landmark Preservation Commission, the Cobble Hill Historic District is an “unusually fine 19th century residential area” and “retains an aura of the past” with its charming streets and architecture.
The neighborhood is served by the Bergen Street subway station on the IND Culver Line (F, G trains).