Livability Score

70
/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 (0) C-
Cafe Tabaco and Ron
Coffee Shop
Sahara Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Prince coffee house
Coffee Shop
S & S Cheesecake
Coffee Shop
Mon Amour
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
An Beal Bocht Cafe
Coffee Shop
New Star Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Coffee Donuts
Coffee Shop
Jam Rock Cafe
Coffee Shop
Caffeine on The Concourse
Coffee Shop
Hilltop Perk
Coffee Shop
Mike's Bagels
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
ABC Cafe
Coffee Shop
Caffe Bene
Coffee Shop
Taszo Espresso Bar
Coffee Shop
Carlos and Gabby's
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) A+
Hall of Fame Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Loews Paradise Theater
Theatre Arts
Opus
Nightclub
Asian Arts
Art Gallery
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Museum
Alpine Theatre
Theatre Arts
The Cloisters
Attraction
The Met Cloisters
Museum
Ross Gallery and Lecture Hall
Art Gallery
O'Side Restaurant & Lounge
Nightclub
Birds of Prey
Attraction
Parking
Attraction
Madagascar!
Attraction
Amazing Amphibians
Attraction
Sea Lions
Attraction
Monkey House
Attraction
Flamingos
Attraction
Museum of Bronx History
Museum
Congo Gorilla Forest
Attraction
Bison Range
Attraction
Van Cortlandt Stadium
Stadium
New York City Zoo
Attraction
World of Reptiles
Attraction
African Wild Dogs
Attraction
Butterfly Garden
Attraction
Food and Drink (8) A+
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Chopped Cheese & Grill
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Unknown Name
Deli
Kennedy Fried Chicken
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Deli
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Tacos El Chuleton
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Sweets
Unknown Name
Deli
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Best Italian Pizza
Fast Food
Lupitas
Fast Food
Jazmin 2
Deli
Lee’s Deli
Deli
2 Bros. Pizza
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Beverages
Inwood Hill Spirits & Wine Room
Alcohol
Fitness (0) B
FIERCE NYC
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Moriah Senior Center
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Plant Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
The Armory
Gym
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Community Centre
New York City Community Board 12
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
8
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
mini fitness ceter
Gym
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Community Centre
The Riverdale YM-YWHA
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
CrossFit Anti Average
Gym
Kelly Street Cooperative
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
James Varick Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (3) A+
Unknown Name
Bakery
Food Dynasty
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Fordham Fruit & Vegetable
Grocery Store
Mama Bakery
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Antillana
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Morton Williams
Grocery Store
Food Universe Marketplace
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Concourse Food Plaza
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Cherry Valley
Grocery Store
Compare Foods
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Met
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Butcher
Randazzo's Seafood
Seafood
Parks (16) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Devoe Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Fordham Landing Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Heath Triangle
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
John R Brown Triangle
Park
George Farkas Square
Park
Muller Triangle
Park
University Woods Park
Park
Barnhill Triangle
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Saint James Park
Park
Grand Avenue Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Sherman Creek
Park
Sherman Creek
Park
Walton Park
Park
Davidson Playground
Park
Aqueduct Walk
Park
Riverbend Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Slattery Playground
Park
Shops (14) A+
Unknown Name
Florist
Unknown Name
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Furniture
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Furniture
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Books
Unknown Name
Furniture
Dr Rico Perez
Nutrition Supplements
Arrow Army & Navy
Clothing
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Ruben Style
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Florist
Unknown Name
Home Improvement
Lucky Grocery 7
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Nutrition Supplements
Verizon
Electronics
Dime
Department Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 66.2% take public transportation in University Heights.
Public Transit Stops (34)
Stops & Stations
A+
West Fordham Road & Loring Place North
Bus Stop
West Fordham Road & Sedgwick Avenue
Bus Stop
West Fordham Road & Sedgwick Avenue
Bus Stop
West Fordham Road & University Avenue
Bus Stop
University Avenue & West Fordham Road
Bus Stop
University Avenue & West Fordham Road
Bus Stop
2291 University Avenue
Bus Stop
West Fordham Road & Grand Avenue
Bus Stop
2300 University Avenue
Bus Stop
University Avenue & West 190th Street
Bus Stop
West Fordham Road & Cedar Avenue
Bus Stop
West Fordham Road & Cedar Avenue
Bus Stop
University Avenue & West 190th Street
Bus Stop
University Avenue & West 183rd Street
Bus Stop
West Fordham Road & Davidson Avenue
Bus Stop
University Heights
Transit Station
Fordham Road
Transit Station
University Avenue & West 192nd Street
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & Walton Avenue
Bus Stop
183rd Street
Transit Station
University Avenue & West 181st Street
Bus Stop
West Kingsbridge Road & Webb Avenue
Bus Stop
Sedgwick Avenue & West Kingsbridge Road
Bus Stop
West Kingsbridge Road & University Avenue
Bus Stop
West Kingsbridge Road & Sedgewick Avenue
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
66.2%
A+
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cost of living A-

The cost of living in University Heights is 160/100 - which is 37% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

University Heights crime rates are 3,235 per 100k, which is 50% higher than New York
Property Crime
1,980 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
1,255 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D+

The median income in University Heights is $44,030 - which is 28% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$44,030
F
Unemployment Rate
6.6%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (8)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
James J Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Hospital
Sheldon Medical Care PC
Clinic
CityMD
Clinic
Jerome Pediatric Center
Doctor
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
FDNY EMS Station19
Ambulance Station
Morris Heights Health Center
Clinic
Fordham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Hospital
DaVita Dialysis
Clinic
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 75/Ladder 33/Battalion 19
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
BronxCare Medical and Dental at Poe
Clinic
Unknown Name
Dentist
Good Life
Pharmacy
Multi Speciality Medical Care Center
Clinic
Fordham Care
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Poe Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Hopewell
Pharmacy
Okyeniba Medical, PC: Samuel K. Mensah MD
Doctor
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

University Heights home prices are $575,333 - which is 101% higher than New York
Home Price
$575,333
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
91%
A+
Home Affordability
13.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools D

The University Heights graduation rate is 64% - which is 22% lower than New York
School Test Scores
32%
F
High School Grad. Rates
64%
F
Elementary Schools (11) A+
St Nicholas Of Tolentine Elementary School
Is 206 Ann Mersereau
Ps 291
Ps 15 Institute For Environmental Learning
Hope Academy Of The Bronx
Ps 33 Timothy Dwight
Ps 91
Kipp Freedom Charter School
Kipp Bronx Charter School Iii
Kipp Bronx Charter School Ii
Ps 315 Lab School
Academy For Personal Leadership And Excellence
Creston Academy
East Fordham Academy For The Arts
Luisa Pineiro Fuentes School Of Science And Discovery
Manhattan Christian Academy
Ps 18 Park Terrace
Paula Hedbavny School
Ps 98 Shorac Kappock
Ps 310 Marble Hill
Ps 279 Capt Manuel Rivera Jr
School For Environmental Citizenship
Elementary School For Math Science And Technology
Ps 86 Kingsbridge Heights
Miss Francine Day School Ii
High Schools (2) A+
Hope Academy Of The Bronx
Northeastern Academy
Ms 390
Charter High School For Law And Social Justice
High School For Teaching And The Professions
Celia Cruz Bronx High School Of Music (The)
Discovery High School
International School For Liberal Arts
Kingsbridge International High School
Theatre Arts Production Company School
Marie Curie High School-Nursing
International Leadership Charter School
High School For Excellence And Innovation
Inwood Early College For Health And Information Technologies
Bronx Theatre High School
English Language Learners And International Support
Marble Hill High School Of International Studies
Bronx School Of Law And Finance
Bronx Engineering And Technology Academy
New Visions Charter High School For The Humanities
New Visions Charter Hs-Adv Math/Scie
High School Of American Studies At Lehman College
Bronx High School-Law And Community Service
Belmont Preparatory High School
Fordham Leadership Academy
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ratings C-

University Heights has an overall rating of 60% from 1 reviews.
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University Heights Area Facts

  • University Heights has a Livability Score of 70/100, which is considered good
  • University Heights crime rates are 12% higher than the New York average
  • Cost of living in University Heights is 6% lower than the New York average
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Should You Move To University Heights in NYC, New York? 3 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 10, 2014) University Heights is a dynamic and engaging neighborhood to live in, but it may not be the best atmosphere for everybody. Growing up in the area, I have a soft spot for it and don't mind the liveliness, diversity, and social environment that is University Heights. Some positives ...Read More of the neighborhood is reasonable cost of living when compared to other areas of New York City, the close proximity to larger attractions and other neighborhoods, and a neighborhood culture that can be fun and entertaining at times. Negatives of University Heights includes the crime rate, lower income surroundings, and very little of peace and quiet.

New York City is an expensive city to live in, almost despite the borough and neighborhood of your residence, so an area that is as cost effective as possible is highly desirable to many people. Of course the flip side to that is that you may get what you pay for. For those who have a primary focus on the bottom line and price of rent like my family did, University Heights is a viable option. University Heights is in the Bronx and relatively close to greater Manhattan. This makes the neighborhood ideal to live in to minimize living expenses, and commuting to Manhattan to maximize earning potential. This was a tactic I used to take advantage of the favorable housing costs in my home part of the city. Public transportation regularly runs through major points of the area and provides accommodations to reach or connect to any part of the city. I use to frequent the trains there and can vouch for their reliability. There is a diverse dynamic in University Heights with the majority of residents being Hispanic or African American and this helps add culture and exposure to different lifestyles. For those thinking about moving there that are fluent in Spanish, but struggles with English, this would be a very ideal neighborhood as roughly 25% of residents use little or no English in day to day living.

Puerto Rican and Dominican food can be easily found throughout the district as this is a huge demographic here. Areas for shopping and entertainment flourish along Fordham Rd and the nearby River Plaza mall. Some of the negatives about the neighborhood include the crime rate and loitering in the streets. In the day time, University Heights is relatively safe but late at night like many places can be a dangerous place outside. Many of the residents in the neighborhood are closer to the lower income bracket and the streets stay pretty busy and noisy. The Harlem River is a border to the west of the neighborhood and Jerome Avenue to the east. West 190th street borders the north and West Burnside is to the south. I lived in University Heights and felt bad to relocate from University Heights when I had to do so for job reasons, but it's not for everybody. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Unknown Name
Devoe Park
Unknown Name
Fordham Landing Playground
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Heath Triangle
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Hall of Fame Playhouse
Loews Paradise Theater
Opus
Asian Arts
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Alpine Theatre
The Cloisters
The Met Cloisters

Food & Drink

Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Chopped Cheese & Grill
Panda Express
Subway
Unknown Name
Dunkin'
Unknown Name

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in University Heights? Of all people who commute, 66.2% take public transportation in University Heights.
Drive to Work
16%

37% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
66%

38% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
8%

2% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is University 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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