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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Morningside Heights is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 37,197. Morningside Heights is in New York County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Morningside Heights offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Morningside Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Morningside Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Morningside Heights are above average.
About Morningside Heights...
Population
37,197

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$923,581
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,675
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    370.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    111.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    92.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,154.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,676
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I am an 18 yr old (female) living in W114th st. There are at least one cases daily of someone getting hurt (stabbed, shot, gun dispute, slashed) based on the citizen app (especially near W 107th st). I personally don't recommend staying outside after 8 pm. There are a lot of cars with their car stereo music up to MAX volume near Morningside park. I come from a country where there is very little violence, so I do get scared and paranoid from time to time
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I live, work, and go to university in Morningside Heights/Manhattanville/West Harlem (whatever you'd like to call it!) I love the proximity to Riverside Park, easy commute to school, lots of restaurants and shops, and even a few jazz clubs. The area is easily walkable, pet-friendly, and people friendly. Close proximity to the 1 train also makes commuting easy.
Some of the oldest and most historically significant buildings in Manhattan are still here. There is a significant presence of public spaces like parks, academic institutions, and churches in the area, and it's both incredibly safe and reasonably priced for a neighborhood in New York (particularly based on how nice it is).