Washington Heights is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 162,979. Washington Heights is in New York County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Washington Heights offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Washington Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Washington Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Washington Heights are above average.
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Located in northern Manhattan, I enjoy that Washington Heights is a safe are of New York City. It's close to good restaurants all along 181st St., close to parks (like Riverside Park), and near reliable transit. It's also a growing community given the amount of students that are coming up to this area to be closer to the CUMC campus. I feel happy to have found a neighborhood that I can thoroughly recommend to friends, and still be close to the family I have across the GWB!
The Heights feel very familiar, being from Puerto Rico and having spent years living in a community with a large Dominican population, but it is so much more than that. There are many good restaurants to choose from, a beautiful theater, bustling city life, and the impressive sights surrounding the Washington Bridge. There are also many gorgeous churches, plenty of schools and community centers to choose from, and a lifestyle close enough to the rest of Manhattan to make contact with it easy, but considerably less expensive. And last but not least, the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and many doctors' offices that take all sorts of medical plans. It's a pretty good place to live or pass through.
My experience living in Washington Heights has been pretty good. I got settled here in the year 2000 with my Dad and sisters. My aunt and cousins' live only a block away from us which meant constant small gatherings during holidays and or outings together. It is a neighborhood that is referred to as "The mini Domincan Republic" because the majority of residents living here are of Dominican descent. I was blessed to meet my now best friend of 15 plus years here. Renting here is fairly cheap and the location is very convenient with your A, C and 1 trains being within walking distance. Every street is tree lined and because the neighborhood sits right above Harlem and just below the Bronx every resident is blessed to look out of their window to see the great views of either the Hudson River, Bronx and or New Jersey.