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  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5

"Affordable, but be careful where you settle"

Washington Heights is a neighborhood in the far north of Manhattan Island starting from about 155th Street and going north to Inwood around 191st Street. I lived in the upper portion of Washington Heights for a couple of years near the border with Inwood, and the truth is that this area is very different from the southern portion of Washington Heights. Farther south in the neighborhood, the crime rate is worse, although it has steadily improved since the 80s.

On the plus side, the rents are c... Full review
  • affordable rents
  • close to Columbia
  • far from downtown
  • Crime rates continue to be a problem
  • terrible grocery stores
  • Not much nightlife
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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