B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$310,366
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,163
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,547
National
$53,889
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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The Heights Reviews

56 reviews
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An improving neighborhood that combines peaceful lifestyle and comfortable commute to NYC. Have been a resident since 1998 and especially over the last 10 years the changes we have seen are astonishing: More businesses are opening, lots of young highly educated business-oriented people are moving in and overall it has been evolved as a great environment to live in!
Review The Heights
It's really getting bad. Police are slow to respond and sometime re-victimize the victims. I really don't or can't know where to begin. I've lived with it for so long. The schools really try to curtail the gang activity but it is quite difficult to curtail something that just keeps becoming larger and larger as the months and years pass. Now, you can get shot for just walking on the "wrong" block. If you are not "Marion" or "Project" or whatever the kids today want to call themselves, you will be beaten, robbed and/or killed. There is no value to life anymore. Kindness has left the building and sadness and fear have taken it's place. The generations are deteriorating and no one trusts no one.
Heights is the best alternative to Manhattan. Great fit for families, Heights is a peaceful and quiet neighborhood with low crime and traffic. Diverse with 15-20 min commute to Manhattan. Amenities are good and getting improved.