Washington Heights is as well known for its majestic parks that offer breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Palisades and George Washington Bridge as it is for its great shopping, ethnic restaurants and food stores along Broadway, St. Nicholas Avenue and 181st Street. The neighborhood is also home to some of NYC’s “hidden treasures,” like the Cloisters (part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art). Here you’ll also find The Hispanic Society of America showcasing artwork from Spanish masters; the leading healthcare institution New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center; the greenbelt at Fort Tryon Park; The New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory; plus many other modern-day attractions as well as historic homes. Washington Heights offers wonderful apartments with great views and spacious layouts. It is conveniently located just 20 minutes to Penn Station on the “A” train, with easy access to elsewhere in the tri-state area via six bridges.


Much of Washington Heights’ gorgeous infrastructure was built at the turn of the century, when it was largely occupied by Jewish immigrants. Despite years of neglect, not only does its architectural presence remain intact today, but it has become highly sought-after and appreciated by the flux of incoming residents. The area also retains a historical significance dating back to the Revolutionary War, when General George Washington camped on the high ground to monitor the activity of the Redcoats and dubbed the land “Fort Washington”.


Built on one of Manhattan’s biggest hills, Washington Heights is a Manhattan neighborhood with dimension and distinction. No other New York City community offers the splendid natural beauty and historical significance of Manhattan’s northernmost tip, with its over 600 acres of parkland, majestic views of the Hudson and Palisades, museums of international fame and a rich historical and ethnically-diverse tradition. Washington Heights is bounded to the south by 155th Street and to the north by Fairview Avenue, and runs from the Harlem River on the east to the Hudson River on the west.

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