Washington Heights: Manhattan Neighborhood Guide

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Real Estate Broker with The Corcoran Group

Fort Tyron

Washington Heights is Manhattan's highest natural point (265 feet, in Bennett Park)

Washington Heights, which runs from 155th Street to Dyckman Street from river to river, is a bustling urban area with a busy commercial center.

Washington Heights is known for it's five and six-story prewar and post war apartment buildings including Lafayette Gardens at 330-40 Haven Avenue. Washington Heights has Art-Deco and Tudor-style coops, row houses, and post war brick buildings.

Cabrini Boulevard, Washington Heights

 

Great shopping and dining - there's everything from bodegas to bakeries to bars available along Broadway, St. Nicholas Avenue and 181st Street.

The area's easy access to transport - it's just 20 minutes to Penn Station on the 'A' train - are advantages as well.

In Colonial times, this was the country: the place where wealthy New Yorkers came to build private escapes. Manhattan's oldest house the Morris-Jumel mansion, which served as General Washington’s headquarters in the fall of 1776 still stands at 160th Street.

Today Washington Heights is a value neighborhood. It is a great neighborhood for folks who have been priced out of downtown yet it is still on the island. Current prices range from $275,000 to $375,000 for 1 bedroom coops and condos. Two bedroom coops and condos range from $400,000 to $725,00. Some 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are in $1 million plus range.

Beautiful Fort Tryon Park includes the Cloisters, a museum of medieval buildings imported stone-by-stone by collectors and breathtaking views of the George Washington Bridge and the Hudson River.


Washinggton Heights, Manhattan

Take the A train up to 181st street in Washington Heights to enjoy a great neighborhood and an affordable apartment.

 

 

From The Hit Broadway Musical "In The Heights"

 

 


Photos courtesy of: Adina Greenberg, The Corcoran Group

 

Mitchell Hall, The Corcoran Group

 

 

©Mitchell Hall 2009

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Hi Mitchell... I love Washington Heights.  It's so crunchy and substantial!  Thanks for such a great post on a wonderful neighborhood.

October 07, 2009 09:55 PM
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Mitchell, what a terrific report!  I never went up there during the entire time I lived in New York.  Gotta check it out on my next visit.

October 09, 2009 11:45 AM
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Mitchell (my Facebook friend)

Great localism - New York is one of my favorite places and will definitely put this on my list for our next visit.

Michael

October 11, 2009 08:19 PM
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Now that's a fun localism post - and I know I'd love N.Y.!~  Congrats for being in Pat's W.I.R.!>

October 12, 2009 10:59 AM
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Mitchell, thanks for the tour!!! I have wandered around in Washington Heights....love New York.
October 18, 2009 10:17 AM
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