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  1. Public Schools
    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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Washington Heights is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 26,461. Washington Heights is in Cook County. Living in Washington Heights offers residents a dense suburban 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
26,461

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,108
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,030
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    778.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    55.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    538.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    641.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,961.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    579
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,093
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    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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The houses in the area are beautiful. There are quite a fee places to eat in the area. The area is very diverse, with people all varying races & ages. Generally well kept area with fairly nice people. There are various schools and at least 2 different Metra train lines to take you through the city & surrounding areas.
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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.
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.