University Heights is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 28,007. Living in University Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In University Heights there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in University Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in University Heights are above average.
University Heights Rankings
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Crime & Safety
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Top Public Schools Serving University Heights
Stuyvesant High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY
- 890 reviews
Bronx High School of Science
- New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY
- 776 reviews
Townsend Harris High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 25, NY
- 532 reviews
High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY)
- New York City Geographic District No. 5, NY
- 151 reviews
Bard High School Early College Queens
- New York City Geographic District No. 24, NY
- 303 reviews
University Heights Reviews
I like how people can be nice/ helpful and neighborly at time, however there are many rude/ inconsiderate individuals that also live in the area. There also seems to be a population of homeless people/ drug users in the are and I've personally witnessed drug users on the street injecting themselves.
Very family oriented, close knit area. Very diverse. Subways are within walking distance. And it also has a great shopping district. You can find parks in walking distances for kids to play. The only down side to the neighborhood may be that it does need more restaurants that are as diverse as the people. Way too many fast food chains.
Despite the noise and traffic, everything else is close to where i live. Example restaurants, ATM, Banks, grocery stores, and boutiques. I have not choose to live here but living here has an impact on me as a young independent undergraduate college student. I always have plenty of time to shop around and buy cheap production without having to spend bounden my budget.