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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
9,161

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$167,026
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,114
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Washington Heights Reviews

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There are pockets of The Heights that are great. There are pockets that aren't kept up very well at all. However, this urban neighborhood has a great neighborhood association and several perks going for it!

This is a great place for families! So many young families live here and take their kids out for walks. The Boulevard Bash every summer brings everyone together for a good, old-fashioned street festival. Plus, the nighttime trick-or-treating is some of the best in the city -- families must pre-register and the area of the neighborhood hosting it that year really goes ALL OUT for the decorations.

Some drawbacks: crime. There are several car break-ins throughout the year. Lock your doors! Several blocks have implemented block watches for drug deals that happen on several tucked away streets.
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