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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$439,576
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,201
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    91%
  • Own
    9%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    773
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    167
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80
    500
  • Theft
    1,117
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,148
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%
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The Heights is an extremely Hispanic neighborhood, with Dominicans making up the majority, so if you are Spanish it is a pretty friendly neighborhood. It’s definitely not the safest, but most of my friends and I haven’t had too much trouble in terms of the people. Transportation and food are both really good here; the MTA can have its delays, otherwise a pretty reliable source for transit. Overall there’s not too much to be said-- Washington Heights has a very unique vibe, you’ll either love it or you’ll hate it.
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Washington Heights is a melting pot located in New York City. It is home to the renowned George Washishington Bridge, beautiful Fort Tryon Park, and scenic Hudson River views. Walk down the street and find numerous food vendors selling pinchos and empanadillas that seriously hit the spot. This three square mile neighborhood is home to many universities. People encountered on the street are friendly and humble; furthermore, intelligent and ambitious. Imperatively, Washington Heights is a stop that must be taken on a trip to New York City.
I love my neighborhood because it is so diverse and quintessential. Everything you need you can find it in Washington Heights, from culture to fantastic food. And I love that it is very residential. All of our buildings except 4 are less than ten stories. There are so many shops that are all relatively close. Everyone in the neighborhood is friendly. Washington Heights is the best because of its diversity; you can find many different kinds of people.