Washington Heights: Manhattan Neighborhood Guide

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Washington Heights is Manhattan's highest natural point (265 feet, in Bennett Park)

Washington Heights, which runs from 155th Street to Dyckman Street from river to river, is a bustling urban area with a busy commercial center.

Washington Heights is known for it's five and six-story prewar and post war apartment buildings including Lafayette Gardens at 330-40 Haven Avenue. Washington Heights has Art-Deco and Tudor-style coops, row houses, and post war brick buildings.

Cabrini Boulevard, Washington Heights


Great shopping and dining - there's everything from bodegas to bakeries to bars available along Broadway, St. Nicholas Avenue and 181st Street.

The area's easy access to transport - it's just 20 minutes to Penn Station on the 'A' train - are advantages as well.

In Colonial times, this was the country: the place where wealthy New Yorkers came to build private escapes. Manhattan's oldest house the Morris-Jumel mansion, which served as General Washington’s headquarters in the fall of 1776 still stands at 160th Street.

Today Washington Heights is a value neighborhood. It is a great neighborhood for folks who have been priced out of downtown yet it is still on the island. Current prices range from $275,000 to $375,000 for 1 bedroom coops and condos. Two bedroom coops and condos range from $400,000 to $725,00. Some 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are in $1 million plus range.

Beautiful Fort Tryon Park includes the Cloisters, a museum of medieval buildings imported stone-by-stone by collectors and breathtaking views of the George Washington Bridge and the Hudson River.

Washinggton Heights, Manhattan

Take the A train up to 181st street in Washington Heights to enjoy a great neighborhood and an affordable apartment.



From The Hit Broadway Musical "In The Heights"



Photos courtesy of: Adina Greenberg, The Corcoran Group


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Comments (7)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Great neighborhood report and video to go with it..I really enjoyed it..Thank you

HELPFULHANNAH your friend in Philadelphiatwitter@helpfulhannah

Oct 07, 2009 07:10 AM
Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Hannah, Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. WaHi is a great neighborhood and "In The Heights" is a great musical.

Oct 07, 2009 02:22 PM
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Mitchell... I love Washington Heights.  It's so crunchy and substantial!  Thanks for such a great post on a wonderful neighborhood.

Oct 07, 2009 02:55 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Mitchell, what a terrific report!  I never went up there during the entire time I lived in New York.  Gotta check it out on my next visit.

Oct 09, 2009 04:45 AM
Michael Bergin
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - ABR - SRES - Alexandria, VA
Northern Virginia Real Estate

Mitchell (my Facebook friend)

Great localism - New York is one of my favorite places and will definitely put this on my list for our next visit.


Oct 11, 2009 01:19 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Now that's a fun localism post - and I know I'd love N.Y.!~  Congrats for being in Pat's W.I.R.!>

Oct 12, 2009 03:59 AM