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6.1 out of 10

Washington Heights

41.4688071296755 -74.414028099716
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"The Energy of Caribbean Migrants"

caribbean migrants from the dominican republic with energy and optimism, like a cup of strong espresso, adventurous yuppies and artistic types, orthodox jews, and panaramic views of the palisades, beautiful fort tryon park, but heavy traffic and poor men driving rich men's cars at rapid fire pace. if you are concerned about noise, drug vending, and the like, stay west of broadway, especially above w. 181st street, or you'll be really menaced. upper middle classed folks are found on pinehurst avenue, even! A train and #1 trains can be nightmarish, especially during the rush hours and after 11PM. anyone who has a car and is willing to pay for a parking lot or garage is definately blessed bigtime.
  • Great energy, Quasi-Republican Mentality
  • Friendly and lively people
  • Inexpensive rentals
  • Too congested at times
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Lively neighborhood"

I'm a single woman and I moved here in February 2013. I really didn't know much about Washington Heights other than that it was "up-and-coming". It's a very busy area. There are a lot of families. The men here are EXTREMELY friendly and some of them do heckle you, but as long as you make it known that you don't put up with that BS, they will leave you alone. The majority of the population is Dominicans, a handful of Jews and a few Asians (I've seen more and more since I moved here). It has been made known to me a couple times that I don't belong here. I live in a building with a lot of Dominicans and I noticed that they are very loud and love to socialize in the hallways (issue when you have paper thin walls). I've never felt unsafe or scared, but I'm not one that's easily intimidated. There are many late nights (midnight or 1 am) I have come home and never had an issue. I live in between the A and 1 subway stations. People around here love to hang out in front of their buildings, socialize and/or smoke pot (generalizng). There are some local bars and a few decent restaurants to go to, but not much. There are tons of local grocery stores and cheap retail clothing stores. It's very crowded on the sidewalks on St. Nicholas and also on 181st street with sidewalk vendors. I rarely hang out in this area - I always go downtown. It takes at least 45 minutes to get anywhere via subway to downtown Manhattan. What's nice is, if you work in the Bronx, you can take the bus over or if you want to venture into Fort Lee, you can do the same. I heard from people that have lived here for years that this area has improved remarkably.
  • Safe
  • Inexpensive rentals
  • Friendly and lively people
  • Too congested at times
  • Heckling/ogling men
  • Far from downtown Manhattan

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