Washington Heights

Population: 174,779Median home value: $93,493 57 Ranks better than 11% of areas
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A+ Washington Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Washington Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than New York
Washington Heights
11818% more expensive than the US average
New York
16666% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Washington Heights cost of living
D+ Washington Heights Crime Total crime is 10% lower than New York
Total crime
1,69138% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6038% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Washington Heights crime
F Washington Heights Employment Household income is 24% lower than New York
Median household income
$46,28816% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,30322% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%69% higher than the US average
Washington Heights employment
F Washington Heights Housing Home value is 67% lower than New York
Median home value
$93,49349% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14220% higher than the US average
Home ownership
9%86% lower than the US average
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F Washington Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 18% lower than New York
High school grad. rates
67%19% lower than the US average
School test scores
31%36% 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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Washington Heights, New York, NY: Neighborhood Review

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Community7/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping7/10
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 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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Source: The Washington 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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