Fort George Movers

Fort George Movers

Also referred to as Hudson Heights, Fort George is a picturesque, affordable, and hilly neighborhood in Manhattan. In fact, it’s the hilliest section of the borough. Bounded by Inwood to the north, the Harlem River to the east, Washington Heights to the south, and the Hudson River to the west, the community offers beautiful views of the Hudson and surrounding communities. Along with inexpensive housing and new shops and restaurants, Fort George has become a prime alternative to more costly, congested Manhattan enclaves.

From young singles to growing families, Fort George offers affordability and many attractive amenities. But, like many parts of Manhattan, it can be tricky to move in or out of the neighborhood. That’s where The Movers NYC comes in. As a fully licensed, insured, and bonded Manhattan moving company, we’ve successfully relocated many happy customers in and out of Fort George NYC for decades!

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What to Know Before Moving to Fort George

Named after the fort built in 1776, Fort George is a culturally diverse, historically rich, and surprisingly affordable Manhattan enclave.

Neighborhood Tidbits

As well as being the hilliest part of Manhattan, Fort George is also home to the highest elevation in the borough. More specifically, the highest point is located at Bennett Park (with a plaque that denotes this distinction). Hudson Heights, which is found within the boundaries of Fort George, offers a unique neighborhood-inside-a-neighborhood experience, filled with Tudor Revival and Art Deco homes. This situation often causes people to mistakenly refer to Fort George as Hudson Heights (which is the smaller of the two areas).

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Beautiful fall foliage on display at Fort Tyron Park.

Amenities And Attractions

Along with several restaurants (more on that later), Fort George offers breathtaking views and a host of recreational fun. The Hudson River to the west and Harlem River to the east offer shoreline activities. The enclave also boasts two major parks: Fort Tryon Park and Highbridge Park. Tryon Park was devised by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and designed by the Olmsted Brothers and houses The Cloisters (a museum that is home to a large medieval art collection courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art). The Medieval Festival is also held here annually. Located on the banks of the Harlem River, Highbridge Park is home to the Highbridge Tower, natural beauty, and a plethora of outdoor activities.

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The Cloisters, part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, houses a collection of European medieval art and architecture.

Types Of Buildings

Filled with a combination of early 20th-century brick buildings and modern construction, Fort George continues to see growth when it comes to architecture. From Dyckman Street in the north to W 181st Street in the south, a lot of the buildings have been constructed along the ridge to take full advantage of the views. And since there are numerous winding streets, many structures have either been placed on stilts or curved to match the hilly and meandering topography. There’s also a nice mix of shops, restaurants, and cafes.

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With a serene vibe and working-class history, Fort George offers a family-friendly atmosphere. It’s also pretty diverse, with the two largest populations being Hispanic and Jewish. In several respects, this enclave provides what many other Manhattan neighborhoods can’t, including high affordability and tranquility. It’s also home to Yeshiva University, which adds youthfulness and excitement to the northeastern portion of the community. Couple that with stunning views afforded by the hilly nature of the area, and you have a peaceful, diverse, and comfortable community that you can easily call home!

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Fort George is home to Yeshiva University, a 4-year private research university with four campuses in NYC. A view of one of the University’s buildings from the Harlem River.

Notable Restaurants

Looking for a fantastic bite to eat in Fort George? Here are the top picks. For a relaxed feel and upscale American cuisine, Tryon Public House is the top pick (especially for weekend brunch). Specializing in French fare with a Northern California twist, The Pandering Pig offers a unique dining experience. Le Chéile, which means ‘together’ in Gaelic, is home to Irish charm and breathtaking views of the George Washington Bridge. Tampopo Ramen serves up delicious rice bowls and Tokyo-style ramen, while Saggio is all about Southern Italian cuisine and an intimate atmosphere. Looking for low-key pizza, pasta, and salads? Check out Fresco’s Pizzeria. For some of the best burgers (and sandwiches) around, give Locksmith Bar a go!

Fort George’s Trusted Moving Company

Home to many hills and winding streets, Fort George presents several unique challenges when moving to or from the neighborhood. Fortunately, The Movers NYC knows exactly what to do! Based in Manhattan, we offer years of relocation experience in the enclave. From top-notch personnel and equipment to tailored services, we’ve got exactly what you need to fit your requirements and budget. If you want a mellow and painless move, The Movers NYC is ready to make that a reality! Here’s a list of our Fort George moving services:

  • Local, long-distance, and international moves
  • Specialty moves: art, antiques, pianos, white-glove services, and more
  • Residential and commercial moving services
  • Last-minute and same-day moves
  • Full-service moving and packing options available

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