Livability Score

75
/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+
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hilltop Perk
Coffee Shop
Mike's Bagels
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caffe Bene
Coffee Shop
Taszo Espresso Bar
Coffee Shop
Caffeine on The Concourse
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Chipped Cup Coffee & Victuals
Coffee Shop
Hamilton's Bakery and Cafe
Coffee Shop
Coffee Donuts
Coffee Shop
Jam Rock Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Cafe Benne
Coffee Shop
Sugar Hill Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Kung Fu Tea
Coffee Shop
Paris Baguette
Coffee Shop
Yellow Banana Snack Bar
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Paris Baguette
Coffee Shop
Koa Koa
Coffee Shop
Cafe Tabaco and Ron
Coffee Shop
Sahara Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) A+
United Palace
Theatre Arts
Alumni Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
Museum
O'Side Restaurant & Lounge
Nightclub
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Museum
Joker Stairs
Attraction
The Cloisters
Attraction
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Story Telling
Museum
The Met Cloisters
Museum
Opus
Nightclub
Alpine Theatre
Theatre Arts
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Theatre Arts
The Yankees Museum
Museum
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Museum
Hall of Fame Playhouse
Theatre Arts
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Museum
Fort Lee Museum at the Judge Moore House
Museum
La casa de los Tenenbaums
Attraction
IPIC Fort Lee
Cinema
Concourse Plaza Multiplex
Cinema
Universal Hip Hop Museum
Museum
Original brown stone houses
Attraction
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Museum
Asian Arts
Art Gallery
Pregones Theater
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (34) A+
Bar 180
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
YoSweets
Sweets
181 Gourmet Deli
Deli
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Monkey Room
Bar
Fort Tryon Grill
Deli
Oasis Deli & Grill
Deli
Vines On Pine
Alcohol
Wendy's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
PR Mabi Mobile
Beverages
Dunkin'
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Patagonia Wine & Spirits
Beverages
Lins' Flavor House
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Deli
Uptown Gourmet
Deli
Oriental Chinese Restaurant
Fast Food
Empanadas Monumental
Fast Food
Checkers
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Fitness (10) A+
Plant Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Moriah Senior Center
Community Centre
The Armory
Gym
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Community Centre
New York City Community Board 12
Community Centre
YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
8
Community Centre
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Community Centre
Retro Fitness
Gym
FIERCE NYC
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
James Varick Community Center
Community Centre
JCC of Fort Lee
Community Centre
Fort Lee Community Center
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Hansborough Recreation Center
Gym
mini fitness ceter
Gym
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center
Community Centre
Manhattan Community Board 9
Community Centre
Lincoln East Senior Center
Community Centre
Riverside Pilates
Gym
The Laundromat Project
Community Centre
Groceries (14) A+
Bravo
Grocery Store
Tejada Grocery
Grocery Store
Smile Deli
Grocery Store
Jin's Superette
Grocery Store
Fort Washington Bakery & Deli
Bakery
Moscow On The Hudson
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Gristedes
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Ozzie's Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Dutch Baby
Bakery
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Shop Fair
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
Bravo
Grocery Store
Trade Fair
Grocery Store
Foodtown
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Compare Foods
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Acme
Grocery Store
Parks (37) A+
Plaza de las Americas
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
J. Hood Wright Park
Park
Quisqueya Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Highbridge Park
Park
McNally Plaza
Park
Bennett Park
Park
Fort Washington Park
Park
Tenzer Garden
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Audubon Playground
Park
Danciger Quadrangle
Park
Bridge Park
Park
Mitchell Park
Park
Gorman Memorial Park
Park
Wallenberg Playground
Park
Highbridge Park
Park
McKenna Square Park
Park
Bridge Playground
Park
Sedgwick Playground
Park
Sedgwick Playground
Park
Merriam Playground
Park
Shops (25) A+
Marshalls
Department Store
Gap Factory
Clothing
V.I.M.
Clothing
Hill Cuts Barber Shop
Hairdresser
New Salon Silver Nails
Beauty
Tiger Mart
Convenience Store
Deals and Discounts
Discount Store
Nilda Beauty Salon
Beauty
HeadQuarters
Hairdresser
Joyeria Elizabeth III
Fashion
RadioShack
Electronics
Frank's Market
Convenience Store
G. Studio Unisex Saloon
Hairdresser
Word Up Community Bookshop
Books
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
City Brows Threading Salon
Beauty
Rangle 99¢ Plus
Discount Store
Food Center
Convenience Store
African Hair Braiding By Olga
Hairdresser
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Books
Karma Urban Wear
Clothing
Mr. Milan
Shoes
Hellen Nails
Beauty
Beauty Supply Plaza
Beauty
Barber's Lounge
Hairdresser
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 67.4% take public transportation in Washington Heights.
Public Transit Stops (99)
Stops & Stations
A+
Saint Nicholas Avenue & West 178th Street
Bus Stop
West 179th Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
Bus Stop
West 178th Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 178th Street
Bus Stop
Saint Nicholas Avenue & West 176th Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 179th Street
Bus Stop
West 179th Street & Broadway
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 178th Street
Bus Stop
Saint Nicholas Avenue & West 179th Street
Bus Stop
Wadsworth Avenue & West 180th Street
Bus Stop
George Washington Bridge Bus Station
Bus Station
Wadsworth Avenue & West 181st Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 181st Street
Bus Stop
Saint Nicholas Avenue & West 181st Street
Bus Stop
West 181st Street & Wadsworth Avenue
Bus Stop
Fort Washington Avenue & West 177th Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 181st Street
Bus Stop
West 181st Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
Bus Stop
Fort Washington Avenue & West 179th Street
Bus Stop
Fort Washington Avenue & West 178th Street
Bus Stop
175th Street
Transit Station
181st Street
Transit Station
Fort Washington Avenue & West 177th Street
Bus Stop
West 181st Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
Bus Stop
West 181st Street & Saint Nicholas Avenue
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
67.4%
A+
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cost of living B-

The cost of living in Washington Heights is 162/100 - which is 39% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Washington Heights crime rates are 2,614 per 100k, which is 22% higher than New York
Property Crime
1,900 crimes per 100k
C-
Violent Crime
714 crimes per 100k
F
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employment B

The median income in Washington Heights is $60,340 - which is 1% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$60,340
D+
Unemployment Rate
7.3%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (24)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
San Pedro Pharmacy
Pharmacy
St. Maria Pharmacy
Pharmacy
New Heights Oral Surgery
Dentist
Cibao Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Redwood Apothecary
Pharmacy
San Nicholas Pharmacy
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 93/Ladder 45/Battalion 13
Fire Station
NYPD 34 PCT
Police
Twins Pharmacy 2
Pharmacy
Esthetix Dentist, NYC's Dental Implant & Cosmetic Specialist
Dentist
Farmacia San Rafael
Pharmacy
FDNY EMS Station 13
Ambulance Station
Viva Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Sound Dentistry
Dentist
FDNY Engine 67
Fire Station
NYPD 33rd Precinct
Police
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Hospital
Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Hospital
Dennis N. Morea, DDS
Dentist
Fortyfourth Precinct Police Station
Police
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 84/Ladder 34
Fire Station
FDNY Engine 68/Ladder 49
Fire Station
FDNY EMS Station 17
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Washington Heights home prices are $554,229 - which is 94% higher than New York
Home Price
$554,229
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
83%
A+
Home Affordability
9.2x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C+

The Washington Heights graduation rate is 67% - which is 18% lower than New York
School Test Scores
46%
F
High School Grad. Rates
67%
F
Elementary Schools (39) A+
School In The Square Public Charter School
Ps 115 Alexander Humboldt
Incarnation School
Is 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School
Community Health Academy Of The Heights
Ps 132 Juan Pablo Duarte
Does Puentes Elementary School
Ps 173
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
Jhs 143 Eleanor Roosevelt
Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
Ps 48 Po Michael J Buczek
Zeta Charter School - Inwood 1
St Elizabeth Catholic School
Ps 128 Audubon
Castle Bridge School
Ms 319 Marie Teresa
Kipp Nyc Washington Heights Academy Charter School
Ms 324 Patria Mirabal
Ps 189
Ps 8 Luis Belliard
Ps/Is 187 Hudson Cliffs
St Rose Of Lima School
Success Academy Charter School - Washington Heights
Community Math And Science Prep
High Schools (13) A+
Gregorio Luperon High Sch For Science And Mathematics
Community Health Academy Of The Heights
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
Yeshiva University High School
Kipp Nyc Washington Heights Academy Charter School
Mesivta Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
College Academy (The)
High School For Law & Public Service
High School For Health Careers & Sciences
High School For Media & Communications
Metropolitan Lighthouse Charter School
Inwood Academy For Leadership Charter School
City College Academy Of The Arts
Academy For Language And Technology
Ms 390
Charter High School For Law And Social Justice
High School For Excellence And Innovation
New Heights Academy Charter School
Inwood Early College For Health And Information Technologies
Claremont International High School
Dreamyard Preparatory School
Bronx High School For Medical Science
Bronx Collelgiate Academy
Bronx High School Of Business
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ratings B-

Washington Heights has an overall rating of 68% from 3 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (2)
From AreaVibes
C
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Washington Heights Area Facts

  • Washington Heights has a Livability Score of 75/100, which is considered excellent
  • Washington Heights crime rates are 9% lower than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Washington Heights is 4% lower than the New York average
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Washington Heights, New York, NY: Neighborhood Review 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 05, 2012) I am a current resident in Washington Heights, New York. I have lived in Washington Heights for over twelve years now. I really enjoying living here because it is a destination within New York that feels like home. Moreover, it offers a slice of Manhattan within the overwhelming ...Read More city of New York. If I want to go downtown or uptown, I'll just hop on the subway, and if I want my solitude I'll come back to Washington Heights. The Washington Heights Branch Library is minutes away from my house and is an excellent resource for culture, history and reading. You have the Hudson River on the west and the Harlem River on the east, which provides two incomparable forms of landscape that I find continually inspiring in an urban city like New York. Also, the parks and nature landscapes in Washington Heights make it an incredible place in New York to live.

There are many beautiful and important historical buildings and university building in Washington Heights, and if I want to visit a museum, I am just minutes away from an incomparable experience or adventure. I like living in Washington Heights because the rent is affordable, the restaurants are top notch, and the people are decent. I think those three things have been the fundamental reasons I have lived here so long. Also, it allows enough space between where I live and the loud and crazy parts of New York City. I think having a balance between where you live and where you love to go to eat, adventure, see movies, go to concerts and socialize is key to a healthy living experience. So, for me, living in Washington Heights provides that necessary balance of peace and wild nightlife.
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Plaza de las Americas
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
J. Hood Wright Park
Quisqueya Playground
Unknown Name
Highbridge Park
McNally Plaza

Entertainment

United Palace
Alumni Auditorium
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
O'Side Restaurant & Lounge
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Joker Stairs
The Cloisters
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Story Telling

Food & Drink

Bar 180
McDonald's
Domino's
YoSweets
181 Gourmet Deli
McDonald's
Dunkin'
Chipotle

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Washington Heights? Of all people who commute, 67.4% take public transportation in Washington Heights.
Drive to Work
8%

45% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
67%

39% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
12%

5% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Washington 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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