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.learn more about this neighborhood
#51Neighborhood popularity:based on Naked Apartments searches
- 37% Pre War
- 27% Elevator/Laundry Building
- 18% Elevator Building
- 12% Walk-Up
- 2% Post War
With the A train accessible just a few blocks north via the 175th Street subway station, you will be at your destination in no time at all. Close to the 6.7-acre Jay Hood Wright Park. A few blocks south and neighboring the university is access to the 1 train via the 168th St. - Washington Heights station. The Henry Hudson Parkway can be accessed in about a half of a mile, providing north-south transport to all of Manhattan, and beyond to Yonkers to the north and Brooklyn to the south. The George Washington Bridge lies less than a mile north.
This location's close proximity to mass transit, neighborhood conveniences, dining, parks, schools, and universities all contribute to its "Walker's Paradise" status on walkscore.com. The neighborhood is rich with a sense of community, open space, employment opportunities, shopping options, and restaurants. Side streets are quaint, primarily residential, and very quiet. Broadway's retail corridor bursts with eclectic shops and vendors, offering both one-of-a-kind items as well as the trendiest must-haves, and lush greenery lines the streets. One block to the west is Riverside Drive with river views of the Hudson and one block to the east is the Amsterdam Avenue retail corridor. Fort Washington Park is located just a few blocks west and boasts 182 acres of playing courts and fields, historical landmarks, Manhattan's only lighthouse, The Little Red Lighthouse, and great views of the Hudson River and Palisade Mountains.
Fort Tryon Park is just a short distance away as well, containing one of the highest points in Manhattan as well as the magnificent and very popular Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and official New York City landmark that houses art and relics from medieval times. The building was reconstructed in the 1930's from salvaged materials taken from several European abbeys and is truly a work of art in and of itself. The park also offers great vistas because of its elevation, as well as playgrounds, gardens, and historical landmarks.
$1,495, One Bedroom, 1.0 Bathroom
- 645 sq. ft.
- Web ID: 35561
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