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Living In: Washington Heights


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Washington Heights has pockets of NY apartments on leafy, quiet, and almost suburban-like streets. It's hard to believe that these clusters of communities are located in Manhattan… especially so close to Midtown via the A train, or the 1 train. Located within the west side of upper Manhattan, Washington Heights runs from 155th Street to Dyckman Street from south to north, and from the Hudson River to Highbridge Park going west to east. Moving to this neighborhood means living in large spaces within a lovely, historic community for prices much lower than you'll find downtown. If you need an extra bedroom for a growing family, or are just tired of living in what feels like a closet, it's definitely worth investigating what Washington Heights apartments have to offer. Washington Heights is filled with beautiful old prewar buildings, as well as scores of Art Deco treasures and several quite stunning Tudor-esque enclaves. And because of its often sharp, hilly topography (hence the "heights" part of the name), some Washington Heights apartments can be found on unique "step streets", where sidewalks turn into staircases. The commercial backbone of neighborhood is Broadway, but there are plenty of services and shopping options throughout the entire neighborhood. Residents of Washington Heights can enjoy inexpensive local restaurants, many featuring in Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Caribbean and other pan-Latin specialties (common flavors in Washington Heights). Among the significant New York City cultural, recreational and educational institutions in Washington Heights, you'll find the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (and its attendant Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, one of the best in the city), and the New Balance Track and Field Center with its Olympic-quality facilities and National Track and Field Hall of Fame. Also nearby is Fort Tryon Park, with its wide lawns and wonderful views of the dramatic cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades; the Cloisters, featuring a world-renowned collection of medieval art, including the stunning Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries, in a period building; the Little Red Lighthouse of children's book fame; the Hispanic Society of America, with its impressive collection of works by Goya and El Greco.

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Subway Lines

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Schools

  • George Washington Hs
  • Gregorio Luperon Prep School
  • Is 218 Salome Urena Middle Aca
  • Is 287
  • Ps 132 Juan Pablo Duarte Schoo
  • Ps 152 Dyckman Valley School
  • Ps 187 Hudson Cliffs School
  • Ps 189
  • Ps 48 Police Officer M J Bucz
  • Ps 528 Bea Fuller Rogers Schoo

Parks

  • Bennett Park
  • Bennett Rest
  • Fort Tryon Park
  • Gorman Park
  • Lt. Wm. Tighe Triangle
  • Sherman Creek
  • West 186Th Street Basketball Court

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