Washington Heights

182 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in New York City, NY
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Neighborhood in
New York City

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,550
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,148
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    90%
  • Own
    10%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    48
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    37
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    78
    575
  • Theft
    1
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,067
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

182 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    38
  • Average
    102
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    12
It's a safe neighborhood in most areas, though some streets are more precarious at night. Lots of young professional families are moving in. Public schools are still not good, and it can feel a bit far from the best manhattan nightlife downtown. Beautiful parks-- this neighborhood has the most park land out of any NYC neighborhood!
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
I've lived in Washington Heights for 15 years and I'm still living there. The community is super friendly and diverse. Although it is known as a Hispanic neighborhood, it is actually more diverse then people think. It's also really safe, even at night. I've never heard of any crime or seen any crime happen in this neighborhood. They have lots of festivals and fairs in the summer and the people are always smiling. They even hold small concerts. There are several places that you can visit for fun such as the Cloister museum and Fort Tryon Park.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
I grew up here. As much as I would like to give a positive review to my neighborhood, there is not that much of anything positive about it. The only positive thing I can think of is that it feels like home if you are Hispanic/Latino (which I am). However, it is not a very safe area due to gangs and delinquents in, almost literally, every corner. The public schools I went to were also bad. However, my younger brother is in the same elementary school I went to and it seems to have gotten better.
  • Current Resident
  • 11 days ago