About Morningside Heights Neighborhood

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With Barnard, Columbia and several smaller schools all within its borders, Morningside Heights moves at a different rhythm than the rest of the city, especially during the school year. It almost feels like a college town or a village with a kind of youthful liveliness. The neighborhood, which runs from West 110th street to West 125th street is bracketed by the verdant greenery of Riverside and Morningside parks, and there are many other open leafy spaces in scattered courtyards and tucked inside school walls. There are plenty of coffee shops, bookstores, cheap eats, and bars catering to the student population, but the side streets are generally quieter. The neighborhood overall sports a quaint, peaceful and cultured atmosphere.

Average Rental Prices in Morningside Heights

These are the average rental prices in Morningside 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.

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  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Morningside 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 Morningside Heights. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 1

Crime Rate in Morningside Heights

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 14.2433 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 165 Robert E. Simon

P.S. 036 Margaret Douglas

P.S. 125 Ralph Bunche

P.S. 180 Hugo Newman

P.S. 241 Family Academy

P.S. 154 Harriet Tubman

P.S. 129 John H. Finley