Carroll Gardens is roughly bordered by DeGraw Street to the north, West 9th Street to the south, Smith Street to the east, and Columbia Street to the West. It is located between the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Gowanus, and Red Hook.
The main commercial streets are Court and Smith, which run parallel to each other and through the neighborhood. Court Street maintains much of its Italian roots with Italian bakeries, specialty food shops, and old restaurants whereas Smith Street features modern restaurants, bars, and an active nightlife.
It is easily accessible by the F & G at the Carroll Street station as well as well-served by yellow taxis.