Washington Heights

Green and Roomy Uptown Escape
Way up north in NYC lies Washington Heights, a less-dense neighborhood with a diverse mix of local flavors. There are Irish pubs, including the popular and authentic Le Cheile or Coogan's, extraordinary Dominican street cuisine, and Mexican and Ecuadorian restaurants. It is also home to one of the best parks in the city - Fort Tryon - with 67 acres of greenery and the Met Cloisters, a branch of the Met Museum dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, situated on top of it. Don't forget to check out the many historical sites as well, such as the Little Red Lighthouse or the High Bridge Water Tower.

Washington Heights is an uptown escape from Manhattan with much more affordable rents. Its large apartments in prewar buildings are more peaceful and roomy, making the neighborhood popular with young professionals, students on a budget, and families.
What Washington Heights Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
8.0
amenities
5.0
social
5.0
management
6.0
safety
4.5
Median rents in Washington Heights
Studio
$
1,600
1 Bedroom
$
1,900
2 Bedroom
$
2,850

Living in
Washington Heights

Quiet
Out of the Way
Dominican Cuisine
Dyckman Street
Young People and Families
Easy Transportation
Fort Tyron Park
The Cloisters
Washington Heights — 8.3/10 Rating (based on 4 neighborhood reviews)
Good location - super close to the A to NYU, as well as the 1 train. The apartments in the area are mostly kind of old, and not renovated (though you can find really nice renovated ones in the area), many buildings without elevators, but this is one of the cheapest areas of Manhattan.
Life actually happens in this neighborhood. It's residential. The neighborhood has a diverse set of occupants - many Jews (and synagogues), Puerto Ricans, a gay community (mostly married couples but not only), as well as people from all different walks of life. My landlord is great, but different landlords in the neighborhood are different. West Washington Heights/Hudson Heights is more expensive than East, but East is also less nice to live in.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
4305 Broadway
Inwood is a great neighborhood, if you live in the right place. If you don't mind noise, you'll be fine anywhere! But I prefer it to be a bit quieter. If you're like me, you'll want to live at Broadway or even further west. Anything east of Broadway is going to be pretty noisy. There is lots of activity in the neighborhood, so I always feel safe walking at night. The express A train is very nearby, and the 1 is not a far walk, either. The 1 train and the bus that runs up Broadway will take you directly to the Target shopping center in the Bronx where you'll find a Starbucks, Applebees, and Marshalls! There are grocery stores in the Dyckman/Broadway area, as well as Starbucks and several other cute restaurants.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
100 Thayer Street
Great neighborhood for young people and families. Lots of parks near by. Dyckman street has some of the best restaurants and bars. Easy to transportation to most of Manhattan. It might seem counterintuitive, but because of the express train it is quicker to get to school than a lot of neighborhoods more downtown.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
68 Thayer St
There's a reason it's much cheaper to live here, which is that it takes forever to get to midtown. But if you're willing to deal with a 30 minute subway ride once in a while, it's a great quiet area.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1 Bennett


Getting to Know
Washington Heights

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Harlem River to Hudson River
North to South Boundaries: Dyckman St to W 155th St
dining
181 Cabrini
Grito Mexican Grill
Jade Garden
Kennedy Fried Chicken
grocery
C-Town Supermarket
Foodtown
fitness
Mind Body Soul Yoga
MPowering Fitness
Planet Fitness
Studio In The Heights
parks
Fort Tryon Park
Fort Washington Park
Highbridge Park
The Rocky Run
coffee
Cafe Buunni
Carrot Top Pastries
Dyckman Bakery
Scoop Cafe & Restaurant
bus
Bx6 (bus)
M3 (bus)
M4 (bus)
rail
1 (metro)
A (metro)
C (metro)
parking
Laz Riverside Garage
M P G MP Westy LLC
Park-It Pilot Parking LLC
Select 185th Operating LLC
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Washington Heights includes zip codes 10032, 10033, and 10040
Rent vs Own
85
%
of Washington Heights residents are renters
Driving to Work
14
%
of Washington Heights residents drive to work
New Construction
1
%
of housing units in Washington Heights have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
13
%
<20 units
48
%
20-49 units
40
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
19
%
18 - 34
31
%
35 - 54
27
%
55+
24
%
Unit Mix
6
%
Studio
37
%
1 Bed
36
%
2 Bed
21
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
53
%
Undergrad Student
8
%
Grad Student
4
%
Unemployed
10
%
Retired
23
%

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