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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!
I go to graduate school in Washington Heights. It's a good commute because the A/C and 1 all stop here express and local, however construction has been going on for years and you can't exit the 1 train without taking often-broken elevators. There are frequent delays. CUMC makes the area a little safer, however it isn't necessarily safe to wander east of Broadway alone after hours. There are many families here, but it isn't very clean and there isn't a great restaurant or activity scene. There are some pro bono clinics and resource centers for elderly people.
I enjoy being in an area that is predominately Dominican. It feels nice to be around individuals that have immigrated from my parents country of origin. It makes it feel more at home, and almost like as a home away from home. The unity of the individuals living in the neighbor is also a great feeling. What ultimately makes Washington Heights the neighborhood it is, is its diversity. Each block feels like a different enclave, with different dialects.