"Hurry take the "A" train to Hamilton Heights way up in Harlem"

Real Estate Agent with The Corcoran Group
Hamilton Heights is located between 135th and 155th Street. Hamilton Heights in Upper Manhattan was the home of Alexander Hamilton from 1802 - 1804.

Today Hamilton Heights is mostly a housing fusion of palatial 19th century brownstones, spacious pre-wars and tenement walk-ups.

The Harlem sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights boasts some of the city’s most-desired townhouses, and is best known for "Sugar Hill" and “Strivers’ Row.”  The Harlem sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights has some of the most-desired townhouses in New York City. 


Sugar Hill  - Sweet and Expensive, During the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's The Hill attracted those with talent, money, education, and social prominence. Sugar Hill was celebrated for its exclusivity and status. 

Parts of Strivers’ Row were designed by the noted architecture firm of McKim, Mead and White. "Strivers Row" named by Harlemites for it's ambitious residents.

Strivers' Row houses are among the few private homes in Manhattan with space for parking. Many of the townhouses have lovely staircases, fireplaces, pocket doors, and moldings. Even in the surrounding area, the conjunction of great subway access (the train stops at 135th and 145th streets) and beautiful row houses makes Hamilton Heights a lovely place to buy or rent a home.

Zoning does not allow for very large buildings. Many apartments in Hamilton Heights are floor-throughs that come with town house amenities, like terraces, gardens, fireplaces, and uncommonly good light for Manhattan.
A diversified mix of Buyers are coming to Hamilton Heights for the neighborhood’s history, the houses, brownstones, coops and condos that cost much less than they would a mile to the south.

I have a new Hamilton Heights exclusive listing at 517 West 144th Street Apt. 8 A mint renovated 3 bedroom 1 bath HDFC coop for $349,000. First Open House Sunday December 9th from 12 noon to 1:00 PM.

"Hurry take the "A" train (or the 1, B, C, and D trains) to go to Hamilton Heights, way up in Harlem" for the history, culture and affordable housing. Hope to see you Sunday.


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Randy Bocook
Keller Williams - Richmond Hill, GA
Selling Coastal Georgia

Good blog and video!!  Randy Bocook

Dec 07, 2012 06:08 AM #1
Ron & Alexandra Seigel
ra@napaconsultants.com - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Marketing


What a neat post, and I love the song with Ella and Duke.  I had the pleasure of seeing Ella perform live at the University of Minnesota.  It is a concert I will never forget. A

Dec 07, 2012 08:53 AM #2
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Merrick, NY
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent

This is incredibly good information. I wasn't familiar with the Harlem sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights, further broken down into Sugar Hill and Strivers' Row.

Dec 07, 2012 12:26 PM #3
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC

Thanks Randi! Have a great weekend!

Thanks Alexandra, Good for you seeing the great Ella live. She actually did another newer version of Take the "A" Train with lyrics about Sugar Hill but I couldn't find it on YouTube. Hope you and Ron have a great weekend.

You must take the "A" train
To go to Sugar Hill, way up in Harlem
If you miss the "A" train
You'll find you missed the quickest way to Harlem

Hurry, get on, now it's coming
Listen to those rails a-thrumming all aboard
Get on the "A" train
Soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem

Dec 07, 2012 12:34 PM #4
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC

Thanks Jill, Harlem passed through several historic periods and serveral sub neighborhoods in Harlem are designated historic districts. Have a nice weekend!

Dec 07, 2012 12:39 PM #5
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
Mitchell I love reading your posts they are so informative, You are my go to person in NYC
Dec 07, 2012 03:00 PM #6
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC

Thanks Hannah, I appreciate your comments.You are my go to person in Phili.

Dec 08, 2012 03:31 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good luck with your listing in Hamilton Heights, Mitchell.  Interesting details about this area as well.

Dec 08, 2012 05:33 AM #8
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan, NYC

Thank you, Gabe.

Reveille with Beverly -- (Movie Clip) Take the A Train

Ann Miller (as "Beverly") spins this performance of "Take the A Train" from Reveille with Beverly, 1943, by the famed Blanton-Webster edition of Duke Ellington's Orchestra, with Ivie Johnson's vocal.


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