Stretching from river to river, the bustling neighborhood of Washington Heights is inspiring more than just the hit Broadway musical, “In the Heights.” Some believe that the value to be found in Washington Heights recalls that found on the Upper West Side in the 80’s — three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartments are not unusual. With its diverse housing stock, Washington Heights (also known as WaHi) boasts five- and six-story prewar apartment buildings, row houses, and Art-Deco co-ops. The Tudor-style Hudson View Gardens complex and Castle Village and Beaux-Arts co-ops such as the Grinnell and the Riviera are just some of the spots with apartments for sale.
More Washington Heights is also a bustling urban area with a busy commercial center. Everything from bodegas, to bakeries, to bars is available in Washington Heights along Broadway, St. Nicholas Avenue and 181st Street. Renters and buyers love the area’s prime public transportation — it’s just 20 minutes to Penn Station on the “A” train — and easy access to the rest of the tri-state area via six bridges. Home to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, a top healthcare institution, Washington Heights has a rich history as well. Manhattan's oldest house is here, the Morris-Jumel mansion, which served as General Washington’s headquarters in the fall of 1776. The Hispanic Society of America Museum and The American Academy of Arts and Letters sit on Audubon Terrace in Washington Heights, land originally part of a farm belonging to the naturalist John James Audubon. For relaxation, you can’t do better than the greenbelt at Fort Tryon Park. The New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory features a world-class track and runs the largest after-school program in New York City. Less
Subway Off Riverside Drive
Riverside Drive’s winding inland course between 155 & 158 Streets was the result of political maneuvering by the Grinnell family, who by 1897 owned most of Audubon Park and influenced the 157th Street subway to be built nearby.
Local tips and information for going out in the Washington Heights from The Corcoran Group. Explore dining, shopping and nightlife.All Washington Heights tips