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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Washington Heights is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 27,055. Washington Heights is in Cook County. Living in Washington Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Washington Heights there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Washington Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
About Washington Heights...
Population
27,055

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,571
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Washington Heights Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    778
    283
  • Murder
    55
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    538
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    642
    500
  • Theft
    1,962
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    579
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,716
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Washington Heights Reviews

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A Chicago neighborhood immediately west of the Beverly area that has several level one elementary schools. This neighborhood is well kept, with tree lined streets, several parks, bike paths, and affordable real estate.
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Well growing up I had fun as a little kid. I was able to go outside and play with my friends without hearing gunshots everyday. As I got older I started experiencing the real world as far as violence. Gang related problems always found its way around my neighborhood. I even experienced a gun firing incident. It was the most terrifying thing that I had ever experienced. When I get older I wouldn't consider living here again. I wouldn't want to experience anything like that one ever again. Most places like the suburbs, you really don't here much out there which is why I'd rather live there or out of state. Things happen everywhere, but i want to be safe at the end of the day.
I moved to this neighborhood over a year ago from a neighborhood I lived in for 22 years. What I like about my new neighborhood is being free to walk for miles in any direction without the fear of petty crime. My old neighborhood experienced a change of homeowners who was not like the neighbors I wanted.