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
$437,279
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,169
National
$928
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
    37
    0
  • Murder
    1
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
    1
  • Theft
    78
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,308
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%
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Washington Heights Reviews

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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!
Review Washington Heights
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!
Washington Heights is a very good neighborhood located in Upper Manhattan. It contains many historical parks and monuments, as well as great restaurants and the family friendly sense of the community is very vibrant. A great place to visit and bring your family and friends and find out about different cultures, especially the Dominican culture and the food they have.