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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Morningside Heights is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 34,938. 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
34,938

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$476,274
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,473
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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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
$65,379
National
$55,322
Families with Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    44%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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.
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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).
I enjoy the Morningside Heights, because of the variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. There are great thai restaurants, great Chinese restaurants, and even a great greek restaurant. The are parks and libraries that are well maintained and cleaned. There is the east river few blocks on the west side, and its really quite and people can tan and relax. Also by the river are many outside facilities for kids and adults to play. There is soccer court, tennis court, basketball, etc. I would say 99% of the people are nice and would answer any question you may have about the area.