About Hamilton Heights Neighborhood

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Hamilton Heights is a neighborhood located in northwestern Manhattan, located between 135th Street and 155th Street. Although the population consists of more whites than ever before due to recent gentrification, Hispanics, African Americans and West Indians also constitute a lot of the area. Young professionals and families are moving in as they get priced out of Manhattan’s more expensive and less kid-friendly neighborhoods. Housing mostly consists of brownstones, historic townhouses, spacious pre-war apartment buildings, and rowhouses. Riverside Park runs along the Hudson River and is a popular outdoor destination of locals. Notable residents have included civil right activist Malcolm X and musician Duke Ellington.

Average Rental Prices in Hamilton Heights

These are the average rental prices in Hamilton Heights 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 Hamilton Heights

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

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

Available Subway Lines:
  • 1
  • A
  • C
  • B
  • D

Crime Rate in Hamilton Heights

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 14.1944 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 200- The James Mccune Smith School

P.S. 192 Jacob H. Schiff

P.S. 046 Arthur Tappan

P.S. 153 Adam Clayton Powell

P.S. 028 Wright Brothers

P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson

J.H.S. 052 Inwood

M.S. 328 - Manhattan Middle School For Scientific