B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
  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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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.
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It's a safe neighborhood in most areas, though some streets are more precarious at night. Lots of young professional families are moving in. Public schools are still not good, and it can feel a bit far from the best manhattan nightlife downtown. Beautiful parks-- this neighborhood has the most park land out of any NYC neighborhood!
The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park is a must for anyone who appreciates French Renaissance, religious artifacts and walking through a castle and pretending you live in the olden times, where your potential love can court you in the garden as you overlook the beautiful sights of nature at its fullest!