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Is Hudson Heights NYC's Best Value Neighborhood for Living?

Updated: Aug 13

Whether buying or renting I have concluded that the Hudson Heights sub-neighborhood of Washington Heights is New York City's best all-around community. Why?

  • Convenience: Ample food shopping and a variety of restaurants and retail.

  • High quality housing stock of well-maintained art deco and other pre-war buildings

  • Access to outdoor recreation and natural beauty in the three large parks of Fort Tryon, Inwood Hill Park and Fort Washington Park along the Hudson River

  • Under 30 minutes to midtown Manhattan on the A express line; also convenient to the #1 and various bus routes including the M4 and Bx 7.

  • If you like to get out of the city - upstate NY or NJ, a much quicker exit then living downtown.

  • Affordability compared to most everywhere else in Manhattan: General price ranges for buying: One bedrooms ($300s - 5oos); 2 bedrooms $500s - 700s); renting: One bedroom ($2,000 - $2,400); 2 bedrooms ($2800 - $3,500). Check out my new 2 bedroom apartment for sale for $585K at Fort Tryon Gardens - 245 Bennett Ave., 4B!


Spectacular Fort Tryon Park, a City, State and National Scenic Landmark, is 67 acres of wooded paths, beautiful gardens and dramatic unspoiled vistas of the Hudson River. The nearby newly renovated Jacob Javits playground has activities for all ages and is certainly one of the nicest in the city. The Met Cloisters is at the North end of the park, a one-of-a-kind museum that serves as the Medieval art branch of the Metropolitan Museum on 5th Avenue. Thanks to the Fort Tryon Park Trust, there are numerous public events throughout the year including summer concerts.


To the South is the 181st Street corridor with 10 blocks of commercial activity with retail stores and restaurants, and to the North in Inwood, Dyckman street has an interesting array of eateries and is the gateway to Inwood Hill Park, 196 acres of nature, including the last remaining old growth forest in Manhattan. There is also the historic an House, the Dyckman House Museum, the last remaining farmhouse in Manhattan (18th cenrury), which hosts summer concerts and other public events. In nearby Washington Heights, the spectacular United Palace Theatre (opened 1930) hosts a variety of events including classic movies on the big screen.



Should you be interested in moving uptown I am happy to arrange a free walking tour of the neighborhood. Contact me at hank.orenstein@corcoran.com for more information and/or a real estate consultation. #hudson heights #washington heights #nycrealestate #manhattan realestate

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