About Washington Heights Neighborhood

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Washington Heights is a peaceful section of upper Manhattan known for Dominican food, preserved pre-war buildings and hills with views. The neighborhood has a down-home feel with all the convenience to be expected from living in Manhattan. It’s home to numerous sports bars, jazz and performance venues, community bookstores and no-frills pizza places. The neighborhood feels both resiliently New York and something of a dazzling display of cultural diversity, with kosher bakeries, Central American food stands, and Chinese restaurants all along the A train’s express stops. Fort Tyron’s greenery and the Cloister’s museum also draw international crowds.

Average Rental Prices in Washington Heights

These are the average rental prices in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington Heights. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

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

Crime Rate in Washington Heights

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 14.1469 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 046 Arthur Tappan

P.S. 028 Wright Brothers

P.S. 004 Duke Ellington

P.S. 128 Audubon

P.S. 008 Luis Belliard

P.S. 115 Alexander Humboldt

P.S. 173

P.S. 152 Dyckman Valley

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. 328 - Manhattan Middle School For Scientific

M.S. 319 - Maria Teresa

M.S. 324 - Patria