Morris Heights

Population: 60,047Median home value: $70,778 54 Ranks better than 5% of areas
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A+ Morris Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Morris Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than New York
Morris Heights
11414% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Morris Heights cost of living
F Morris Heights Crime Total crime is 14% higher than New York
Total crime
2,13522% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4722% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Morris Heights crime
F Morris Heights Employment Household income is 57% lower than New York
Median household income
$26,27852% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$13,11856% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%62% higher than the US average
Morris Heights employment
D- Morris Heights Housing Home value is 75% lower than New York
Median home value
$70,77862% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9884% higher than the US average
Home ownership
3%95% lower than the US average
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F Morris Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 24% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
63%25% lower than the US average
School test scores
22%55% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
New York K-12 schools or New York colleges

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Morris Heights, New York, NY Neighborhood Review

Attractions8/10
Community8/10
Nightlife5/10
Dining5/10
Shopping6/10
I have lived in Morris Heights during my early teenage years after just moving to New York City with my family. I still clearly remember the distinct boundaries that have defined this neighborhood of the Bronx. The Harlem River, I-95, Jerome Avenue and 179th Street clearly lay out the borders of this neighborhood. As a teenager living in Morris Heights, I enjoyed that convenient location that is only minutes away from some of New York City's top attractions.

I vividly remember my exciting walks to Yankee Stadium on game day. To beat the crowds of the subway, I simply walked along with family and friends to enjoy great MLB action literally in my backyard. Additionally, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Gardens also attracted my family and plenty of my neighbors from Morris Heights. It was only about a 30 minute walk or a 20 minute MTA bus ride between my apartment complex and these wonderful family friendly attractions. The heavily urbanized character of Morris Heights is somewhat of a double edged sword. One on hand, there is plenty of affordable housing in high rising apartment complexes. Some of these buildings have been converted to condominiums with waterfront views over the Harlem River and the Hudson River. On the other had, there is an overcrowding issue and a feel of being trapped in an urban jungle full of brick and concrete. Located just across Morris Heights, Harlem River Park offers green space in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Bronx. This waterfront area attracts plenty of visitors since Morris Heights had limited large green spaces that are mostly playgrounds near some of the housing projects.

The shopping and dining experience in Morris Heights is typical of most NYC neighborhoods. Busy streets such as Jerome Avenue are lined with small family owned businesses such as delis, bodegas, convenience stores and ethnic restaurants. It is quite a contrast to any shopping and eating experience in a suburban upstate New York setting where I would later move to from Morris Heights. With multiple subway stations in Morris Heights and the George Washington Bridge just minutes away, getting around this neighborhood by car and public transportation is never a big problem. However, parallel parking a vehicle in the streets of Morris Heights is a major issue.
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Source: The Morris Heights, New York, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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