Washington Heights

Manhattan

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"One of the most affordable areas of New York City is also one of its highest physical points. Flanked by the Hudson and Harlem Rivers, Washington Heights (‘The Heights’) begins at west 155th and stretches up to Dykman Street. A bustling terraced town of 5ish story apartment buildings, house rows, and co-ops that inspired the Broadway show In the Heights, Washington Heights breathes gentrification in motion. The Spanish-infused lyrics and rocking salsa/hip-hop score of the show invokes the bilingual nature of its immigrant population, with splashes accommodating the rich reality of ethnic diversity. Hills of architecture come to rest at Broadway, the central strip where the immigrant background shines in clusters of bodegas, discount shops, and restaurants hedged alongside giant hubs like KeyFood, Staples, and Citibank. A daily street scene involves young urban professionals rushing downtown order coffees alongside construction workers and school kids. Historically, the Heights supported Fort Washington, a Continental fortification used during the American Revolutionary War. Once a major drug distribution neighborhood, Washington Heights today has one of the lowest crime rates and is considered by police records to be the fourth safest neighborhood in Manhattan. While not as visually glamorous as wealthier neighborhoods, the Heights has appeared in the films Citizen Kane, American Gangster, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Salt. The 1/A/C subway lines provide easy commuting all over Manhattan and the Bronx. The George Washington Bridge off the West Side Highway connects Manhattan to New Jersey. Street and garage parking are cheap and easy to find." By: Meir Areman

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

1
A
C

Buses:

Bx3
Bx6
Bx7
Bx11
Bx13
Bx35
Bx36
M2
M3
M4
M5
M98
M100
M101

Rental Prices:

$1,130 ― $2,000

Sales Prices:

$271,000 ― $470,000

Landmarks:

Morrise-Jumel Mansion, Sylvan Terrace, George Washington Bridge

School Districts:

6

Police Precincts:

33

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Reviews

  • dikar
    January 14th 2015
    Large, affordable pre-war apartments are available. which are good for growing families. The population is becoming more diverse. There are many inexpensive restaurants, mainly Pan Latin. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons is there as is Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. I often go to The Hispanic Society of America to see the art work from the Middle Ages to the present and the stunning textile collection. Washington Heights is near Fort Tryon Park with the Cloisters and the dramatic views of the cliffs of the Palisades.
  • mareman
    November 30th 2014
    Great place! Have lived here for about 7 years, and it's beautiful and well located. Love that you can get to the City in roughly an hour but also have suburban feel.
  • Kelly
    October 7th 2014
    Affordable! And crime rates are definitely falling!
  • sam
    June 4th 2014
    Affordable by Manhattan standards. Good subway access (express and local) to rest of city. Street parking is easy and garage parking is cheap. Very family friendly area.

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