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    Fort Hamilton, NY Local Information

    Fort Hamilton is in the borough of Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn has about 2.5 million people, and is the most populated borough of New York City, which has a population of about 8.3 million people. Nearby communities include Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, the Fort Hamilton neighborhood, Dyker Heights, and Bath Beach.

    It is about 9 miles from central Brooklyn to Fort Hamilton; this takes about 20 minutes to commute, but the city has generally heavy traffic and travel times can vary significantly. The average commute in both New York City and Brooklyn is about 40 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Brooklyn area has a median of about $1,500 per month for a two-bedroom.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Brooklyn in the last few years was about $510,000 to $640,000, depending on size, location, and features.

    Short Description of the Area: Brooklyn is the most populated borough of the five boroughs of New York City, and second largest in area. Fort Hamilton is on the southwestern corner of the borough, immediately southeast of I-278, next to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Brooklyn itself is too large and diverse a place to easily sum up, and greater New York City is even more complicated, and everything here is at most a very basic introduction. New York City is the core of the largest metropolitan area in the USA (over 23 million people), and Fort Hamilton is pretty close to the center of it.

    Trivia: If Brooklyn were its own city, it would be the 4th largest in the USA by population, according to 2010 population numbers. If it were a state, it would be the 36th largest state of the US by population, ahead of New Mexico. If New York City together were a state, it would be the 12th in population, ahead of Virginia. If Brooklyn and Queens merged as a separate city that city would be the most populated in the USA, and the remaining boroughs would fall to 3rd place.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a humid climate, with winter temperatures in the high 30s to mid-20s and summer temperatures in the range of the mid-80s to high 60s. The area has 3.5 to 4.5 inches of rain most months, or 8-9 inches of snow in January and February. The city has four full seasons, with a variety of weather. Heavy storms sometimes roar up out of the Atlantic, including rare hurricanes every decade or so.