Carroll Gardens draws its name from the 30-foot-deep front yards that adorn many of its classic, stately brownstones, creating a sense of quiet and space. Though the population has diversified in recent years, its Italian-American heritage anchors the neighborhood’s personality, with such small-town businesses as bakeries, butchers, and cafés. Shopping and dining is concentrated on Smith and Court Streets, while side streets reveal brownstones and row houses. Compact and eminently walkable, Carroll Gardens has something for everyone. Strollers abound, testifying to a desirable quality of life, while cocktail bars and Michelin restaurants offer sophisticated options in the evening.