For Gay Pride month, the Trulia Real Estate Blog crunched the most recent Census data to pinpoint the country’s biggest “gayborhoods,” and correlated it with real estate square footage prices—dubbing Prospect Heights one of the most popular (and expensive) spots with lesbian women in New York, at $539 per square foot.
The number one New York neighborhood for gay female couples was Park Slope ($664 per square foot), with Boerum Hill coming in second ($647 per squre foot), according to the study. Gay men clustered in Chelsea, Clinton and the West Village in Manhattan, though they make up a significant population in Brooklyn Heights, according to Trulia.
When FIPS looked at this data, they pointed out that, excluding Manhattan, property values in Brooklyn were higher than any of the top ten neighborhoods populated by gay men, save for the Castro in San Francisco. The same was found for lesbian “gayborhoods,” too, with only a higher price per square foot in the Castro.
According to Trulia, across the country the common pattern seems to be that gay men tend to live in more expensive areas – the typical same-sex male couple lives in a ZIP code with a median price per square foot of $208, compared with $139 for same-sex female couples and $127 for all households.
Since two years ago, the Prospect Heights area has not had a gay bar, though the gay owned .