Washington Heights Apartments

Extending from 155th Street to Dyckman Street, Washington Heights is home to some of the most interesting geographic features in Manhattan.

The neighborhood’s lofty name is derived from the fact that—at 256 feet above sea level—it is situated at the highest point in Manhattan. Because of its steep inclines, numerous "step" streets (one of which has 130 stairs) connect one street to the next.

The population of Washington Heights is over 150,000. Though the area is not necessarily gentrified, it has undergone urban renewal over the past few years and the crime rate has decreased significantly. Many aspiring professionals and students value Washington Heights as an affordable alternative to other Manhattan neighborhoods, as well as for its gorgeous, verdant park scene. The Cloisters medieval art museum is another prized landmark not far from the neighborhood, and noteworthy restaurants include El Malecon restaurant, Saggio, and New Leaf Restaurant and Bar. The neighborhood is the setting of the musical, In the Heights. It is also featured as a location in several films including Citizen Kane, Mad Hot Ballroom, American Gangster, and Frances Ha.

Washington Heights is bordered by Harlem to the south, Inwood to the north, the Hudson River to the west, and the Harlem River to the east.

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Washington Heights is:

Quiet International On the rise On the water Crowded Diversity Near park

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1br, Washington Heights, $1,825

$1,825, Washington Heights

Sun drenched one bedroom apartment with hardwoodfloors, stainless steel appliances, excellent closet and cabinetspace, and lots o (...)
1br, 1BA
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2br, Washington Heights, $2,300

$2,300, Washington Heights

FEATURES:* Elevator & Laundry* Doorman * Large 2 Bedroom* New Renovation* Granite Eat in Kitchen* Dishwasher & Microwave* (...)
2br, 1BA
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1br, Washington Heights, $1,360

$1,360, Washington Heights

Pre-war, elevator bldg. W/ good sized apts, immaculate renovations, parquet wood floors, modern appliances & fixtures, good c (...)
1br, 1BA
About 5 hours since update
6 agents listing apt.
1br, Washington Heights, $1,450

$1,450, Washington Heights

Beautiful apartment with a lot of space in a clean, secure building. Steps away to shopping, public transportation, banks, restau (...)
1br, 1BA
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Local Subway Stops

  • 1 157 St
  • C A 163 St - Amsterdam Av
  • 1 168 St - Washington Hts
  • A 175 St
  • C A 168 St
  • D B 155 St

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  • 44% Pre War
  • 19% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 15% Elevator Building
  • 13% Walk-Up
  • 4% Post War

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More about Washington Heights

The area is named after Fort Washington, a fort constructed on the most elevated part of Manhattan during the Revolutionary War to defend the area from British forces. Today the history of the battle is marked in a series of bronze statues along Broadway. Washington Heights has also been a site of immigration: Irish immigrants moved to Washington Heights in the 1900’s and, during the 1930’s and 1940’s, European Jews moved to Washington Heights to escape Nazism.

Another perk of living in Washington Heights is that it is well served by the NYC Subway. The A/C trains stop at 155th Street and 163rd Street-Amsterdam Avenue. The 1 and A/C trains stop at the 168th Street station, the A train stops at 175th Street, 181st Street and 190th Street, and the 1 train stops at 157th Street, 168th Street, 181st Street, and 191st Street.