In 1846, Richard Butts designed the famous expansive front gardens that adorn the middle-class neighborhood’s numerous brownstones. The splendidly decorated gardens attract many visitors during the Christmas holiday season. Yet, Carroll Park offers additional green spaces year-round, providing opportunities for recreation, including the usage of its ever-popular ball courts and play areas.
Settled by the Irish Americans during the early nineteenth century, Italian American families now populate most the area. The friendly ambiance attracts a mix of younger and older, working class and professional residents. Residents are known to frequent the charming local boutiques, pastry shops, and restaurants.