Flatbush Neighborhoods within Flatbush include the planned communities of Prospect Park South, Beverley Square West, Beverley Square East, Prospect Ledderts Gardens, Ditmas Park, Fiske Terrace and Albermarle-Kenmare Terrace. Bordering Flatbush on the north are the community of Crown Heights and the former neighborhood of Pigtown. On the east, within the old town of Flatbush, but historically it was part of the neighboring former towns of New Utrecht, Gravesend and Flatlands.
The Flatbush community has been receiving an influx of immigrants from the Caribbean, mostly from Haiti, Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada, Guyana, Barbados St. Lucia and Belize since the 1980s, as well as immigrants from India and African countries like Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Kenya. Haitians are the largest ethnic group in Flatbush.
Flatbush housing varies in character. It generally features apartment buildings thought some rowhouses are also present. Victorian-style (albeit older) housing can be found in Prospect Park South, and brownstones in Prospect- Lefferts Gardens.
While Flatbush today is predominantly African American and West Indian, there are sizeable numbers of Caucasians, Latinos and Arabs living within its borders. While a majority of residents are working class, there are also middle-class and wealthier residents who call Flatbush home. The primary commercial strips are Flatbush, Church and Nostrand Avenues with Coney Island Avenue also emerging as a major strip. One can find Caribbean, Soul food, Chinese, Mexican and South Asian restaurants. Most of the businesses are small ones, with some larger businesses also present, such as Old Navy, Rite-Aid, and Target.