Livability Score

76
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (7) A+
Tanto Dulce Cafe
Coffee Shop
Café One
Coffee Shop
Yellow Banana Snack Bar
Coffee Shop
Sugar Hill Cafe
Coffee Shop
Hamilton's Bakery and Cafe
Coffee Shop
Manhattanville Coffee
Coffee Shop
Chipped Cup Coffee & Victuals
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Dear Mama
Coffee Shop
Acts III Bagels
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
PROOF Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Kuro Kuma
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Taszo Espresso Bar
Coffee Shop
Caffe Bene
Coffee Shop
Astor Row Cafe
Coffee Shop
Lenox Coffee
Coffee Shop
Joe Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Blue Java
Coffee Shop
Zoe Café and Hookah Lounge
Coffee Shop
Harlem Blues Cafe
Coffee Shop
Uris Deli
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Ganache Coffee
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (8) A+
Original brown stone houses
Attraction
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Museum
La casa de los Tenenbaums
Attraction
Aaron Davis Hall
Theatre Arts
Faction Art Projects
Art Gallery
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Art Gallery
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Theatre Arts
Renaissance Theater (historical)
Theatre Arts
Abyssinian Baptist Church
Attraction
Shrine World Music Venue
Theatre Arts
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Story Telling
Museum
Bill's Place
Theatre Arts
General Grant National Memorial
Museum
AMC
Cinema
Apollo Theater
Theatre Arts
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9
Cinema
Pabst Concert Hall
Theatre Arts
Natonial Jazz Museum in Harlem
Museum
The Studio Museum In Harlem
Museum
Minor Latham Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Taste Harlem Tour
Attraction
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Museum
Universal Hip Hop Museum
Museum
Food and Drink (22) A+
Subway
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Texas Chicken & Burgers
Fast Food
Golden Deli
Deli
Village Fried Chicken
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Branson Got Juice!
Fast Food
Texas Star
Fast Food
Devin's Fish & Chips
Fast Food
Uptown Bourbon
Bar
New Golden Empire
Fast Food
King Barka
Fast Food
Silver Saddle Grocery
Deli
Food Inc.
Deli
Benny Casanova's
Fast Food
Butterfunk BIscuit Co.
Fast Food
Super Style Deli Food
Deli
Shai Hummusiya
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
The Botanist
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
123 BSB
Bar
Cotton Club
Bar
Fitness (1) A+
Manhattan Community Board 9
Community Centre
James Varick Community Center
Community Centre
Riverside Pilates
Gym
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Manhattan Community Board 10
Community Centre
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center
Community Centre
Hansborough Recreation Center
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
The Laundromat Project
Community Centre
8
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Lincoln East Senior Center
Community Centre
New York City Community Board 12
Community Centre
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Community Centre
The Armory
Gym
SUperior Fitness Lab
Gym
Community Board Eleven of Manhattan
Community Centre
Justice Center en El Barrio
Community Centre
Body Strength Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Plant Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
James Weldon Johnson Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (5) A+
Food Universe Marketplace
Grocery Store
Golden Deli
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Foodtown
Grocery Store
Fairway Market
Grocery Store
Foodtown of Frederick Douglas Blvd
Grocery Store
Make My Cake
Bakery
Associated
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Fine Fare Supermarket
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Foodtown
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Chokolat Bakery & Tea
Bakery
Ana's Fish
Seafood
Associated Supermarket
Grocery Store
Apple Tree Supermarket
Grocery Store
Shop Fair
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Food Bazaar
Grocery Store
Lidl
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Parks (23) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Alexander Hamilton Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Montefiore Park
Park
Jacob H. Schiff Playground
Park
Johnny Hartman Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Arlington Edinboro Playground
Playground
Annunciation Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Riverbank State Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Riverside Park
Park
Dorrence Brook Square
Park
Saint Nicholas Park
Park
The Square
Park
West Harlem Piers Park
Park
Small Square
Park
Renaissance Playground
Park
Donnellan Square
Park
Sheltering Arms Park
Park
Shops (10) A+
Katerine Deli Grocery
Convenience Store
Triple A Barbershop
Hairdresser
Heights Food Deli
Convenience Store
Karama Deli Grocery
Convenience Store
Red Apple Deli Supermarket
Convenience Store
Cordero Barber Shop
Hairdresser
East & West Deli & Grocery
Convenience Store
Sugar Hill Candy Corp.
Convenience Store
Shoeganza
Shoes
Harlem Natural Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Ameer Food
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
T-Mobile
Electronics
Furniture Express
Furniture
Bolt Bike Shop
Bicycle
Super African Hair Braiding
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Wilde & Co. Salon
Hairdresser
Harlem Masters
Hairdresser
Exper SS Deli
Convenience Store
Nails Professional
Beauty
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Books
House of Angels Uniform Store
Clothing
DSW
Shoes
T-Mobile
Electronics
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 72.1% take public transportation in Hamilton Heights.
Public Transit Stops (61)
Stops & Stations
A+
Broadway & West 139th Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 140th Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 141st Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 142nd Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 138th Street
Bus Stop
Amsterdam Avenue & West 138th Street
Bus Stop
137th Street–City College
Transit Station
Broadway & West 137th Street
Bus Stop
Amsterdam Avenue & West 138th Street
Bus Stop
Amsterdam Avenue & West 143rd Street
Bus Stop
Riverside Drive & West 139th Street
Bus Stop
Riverside Drive & West 142nd Street
Bus Stop
Riverside Drive & West 139th Street
Bus Stop
Riverside Drive & West 142nd Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 136th Street
Bus Stop
Amsterdam Avenue & West 143rd Street
Bus Stop
Riverside Drive & West 137th Street
Bus Stop
West 145th Street & Broadway
Bus Stop
West 135th Street & Broadway
Bus Stop
West 135th Street & Broadway
Bus Stop
Amsterdam Avenue & West 145th Street
Bus Stop
Riverside Drive & West 144th Street
Bus Stop
West 145th Street & Broadway
Bus Stop
145th Street
Transit Station
West 145th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
72.1%
A+
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cost of living C+

The cost of living in Hamilton Heights is 201/100 - which is 72% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Hamilton Heights crime rates are 2,838 per 100k, which is 32% higher than New York
Property Crime
2,008 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
830 crimes per 100k
F
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employment B

The median income in Hamilton Heights is $62,103 - which is 2% higher than New York.
Med. Household Income
$62,103
C-
Unemployment Rate
4.7%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (6)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
FDNY Engine 80/Ladder 23
Fire Station
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
CityMD
Clinic
W Dental
Dentist
ZipCare
Clinic
FDNY Engine 69/Ladder 28/Battalion 16
Fire Station
NYPD 30 PCT
Police
NYPD 32 PCT
Police
Unknown Name
Police
NYPD 26 PCT
Police
Claremont Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Doctors Medical Group
Clinic
Capsule
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 37/Ladder 40
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Doctor
FDNY Engine 59/Laddere 30
Fire Station
Harlem Health Center
Clinic
Ryan/Adair Community Health Center
Doctor
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Hospital
Morningside Dental Associates
Dentist
Lenox Terrace
Pharmacy
NYPD 28 PCT
Police
Hartley Chemist Pharmacy
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Hamilton Heights home prices are $910,682 - which is 218% higher than New York
Home Price
$910,682
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
86%
A+
Home Affordability
14.7x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B

The Hamilton Heights graduation rate is 68% - which is 17% lower than New York
School Test Scores
55%
D
High School Grad. Rates
68%
F
Elementary Schools (15) A+
Ps 325
Ps 192 Jacob H Schiff
Hamilton Grange Middle School
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
New Design Middle School
Ps 153 Adam Clayton Powell
Ps 161 Pedro Albizu Campos
Kipp Infinity Charter School
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 5
Ps 123 Mahalia Jackson
Knowledge And Power Prep Academy Iv
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 6
Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Harlem
Mott Hall School (The)
Urban Assembly Academy For Future Leaders
New Heights Academy Charter School
Ps 129 John H Finley
St Charles Borromeo School
Ps 194 Countee Cullen
Harlem Village Academy Charter School
Ps 92 Mary Mcleod Bethune
St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School
Ps/Is 210 21St Century Academy
Democracy Prep Harlem Charter School
Democracy Preparatory Charter School
High Schools (6) A+
High School Math Science And Engineering At Ccny
A Philip Randolph Campus High School
Kipp Infinity Charter School
Mott Hall High School
Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Harlem
Academy For Social Action-A College Board School
New Heights Academy Charter School
Urban Assembly For The Performing Arts
Harlem Village Academy Charter School
Democracy Prep Harlem Charter School
Democracy Preparatory Charter School
Thurgood Marshall Academy For Learning & Social Change
Frederick Douglass Academy
Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School
Columbia Secondary School
Kipp Star College Prep Charter
Great Tomorrows Usa
Harlem Renaissance High School
Health Opportunities High School
Community School For Social Justice
Harlem Children'S Zone Promise Academy Charter School
Urban Assembly School For Global Commerce (The)
Harlem Children'S Zone Promise Academy Ii Charter School
Hostos-Lincoln Academy Of Science
Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School
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ratings A-

Hamilton Heights has an overall rating of 79% from 7 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
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User Surveys (6)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Hamilton Heights Area Facts

  • Hamilton Heights has a Livability Score of 76/100, which is considered excellent
  • Hamilton Heights crime rates are 2% lower than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Hamilton Heights is 19% higher than the New York average
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Hamilton Heights Brings Community Feel to Urban Metropolis 4 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 06, 2014) I lived in Hamilton Heights for six years. Hamilton Heights is an neighborhood of Manhattan that is neatly tucked against the Hudson River on its Westside. The small rectangular neighborhood is bordered on the north by 155th street, 135th street to the south, and Edgecombe Avenue ...Read More to the East. Named after Alexander Hamilton, the Hamilton Heights of today is nothing like the Heights he once lived in, but it still manages to keep a different vibe and charm than the majority of Manhattan.

Hamilton Heights really was a wonderful place to live, mostly because it broke the traditions of Manhattan in so many ways, but still existed on the island. Breaking the grid with small, side streets, you could get yourself lost walking the quaint, tree-lined, streets speckled with row houses and iconic brownstones. The area also lacks the robust, tall buildings of other Manhattan neighborhoods. The real estate market seems to exist in somewhat of a bubble, with many living in rent stabilized, 6-unit buildings. It offers a small town feel in the heart of the city. Condos, too, are available in the area, which is now starting to get some mass media attention, but most of those condos aren't new construction. They are simply re-purposed former buildings and homes.

Shopping is also convenient in the Heights, and the neighborhood is bordered on two sides by exceptional green space. St. Nicholas Park, which has a tendency to get a bit wild and overgrown, is a secluded space, and Riverbank State Park is new, well-maintained and home to a community garden and a plethora of entertainment facilities. While Hamilton Heights shines as a great example of what a small neighborhood in a big city can be, there are still some drawbacks. The number 1 train, that services the area, has a reputation for problems, poor wait times and less than stellar service, and there are only three stops within the Hamilton Heights area. You can also expect a lengthy commute if you are working Downtown, or even in Midtown. Finally, if you are expecting great shopping, past groceries, restaurants and convenience stores, you'll need to head into a different neighborhood. High end shopping simply isn't a priority in Hamilton Heights.

Overall, I consider having the chance to live in Hamilton Heights to be a wonderful experience and opportunity. The only reason I moved, was a job change that took me out of the City and into Queens. The commute was just too long, and hoping the bridge to call Queens home seemed like a good idea. A few years later, I still miss Hamilton Heights, and the nights spent with my neighbors turned friends. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Hamilton Heights? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Alexander Hamilton Playground
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Montefiore Park
Jacob H. Schiff Playground
Johnny Hartman Plaza

Entertainment

Original brown stone houses
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
La casa de los Tenenbaums
Aaron Davis Hall
Faction Art Projects
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Lenfest Center for the Arts

Food & Drink

Subway
Chipotle
Texas Chicken & Burgers
Golden Deli
Village Fried Chicken
Dunkin'
Baskin-Robbins
Branson Got Juice!

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Hamilton Heights? Of all people who commute, 72.1% take public transportation in Hamilton Heights.
Drive to Work
5%

48% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
72%

44% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
6%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Hamilton Heights a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler
Montefiore Medical Center West Campus Moses Division Hospital
New York City Children's Center Bronx Campus
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid
Duane Reade
City Chemist
Saldo Drugs
X.I.P.
Duane Reade
Rite Aid

Doctors

Chait Mental Health Center
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
New York Academy of Medicine
Marie-France Conde Pediatrics
Forest Hills Podiatry
Quality Med
Ahmadur Rahman MD PC
Robert Lechtenberg, M.D.

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