About Fort George Neighborhood

Neighborhood Map image

Fort George is a scenic and hilly sub-neighborhood of Washington Heights located on the northern tip of Manhattan. It is sandwiched between the Hudson River and the Harlem River, while Inwood is to its north and Washington Heights to its south. Housing is mostly conventional and consists of older brick buildings, no more than six stories, built in the 1920s and 1930s. The sloping curves and lush greenery give the area more of a secluded feel. It is home to a large Jewish and Hispanic population as well as many families looking for a more serene and affordable environment in Manhattan. Neighborhood highlights include Highbridge Park, the city’s oldest standing bridge, and The Cloisters Museum, located within Fort Tryon Park.

Average Rental Prices in Fort George

These are the average rental prices in Fort George by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Fort George

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

Credit Score


These trains run through Fort George. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 1
  • A

Crime Rate in Fort George

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 15.2836 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
Low Medium High


P.S. 115 Alexander Humboldt

P.S. 173

P.S. 152 Dyckman Valley

P.S. 018 Park Terrace

P.S. 098 Shorac Kappock

P.S./I.S. 278

P.S. 005 Ellen Lurie

P.S. 189

P.S. 187 Hudson Cliffs

P.S. 048 P.O. Michael J. Buczek

P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte

I.S. 218 Salome Urena

Middle School 322

J.H.S. 143 Eleanor Roosevelt

Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School

Community Health Academy Of The Heights

M.S. 319 - Maria Teresa

M.S. 324 - Patria