Hamilton Heights Movers

Hamilton Heights Movers

Noted for its beautiful early 20th-century architecture and pre-war buildings, Hamilton Heights, which also includes Sugar Hill, is the most northern part of West Harlem. The neighborhood boundaries are W 155th St on the north, St Nicholas Ave on the east, W 135th St on the south, and the Hudson River on the west. With rent and housing costs lower than many other Manhattan areas, Hamilton Heights is becoming a very popular neighborhood, especially for families with children and young professionals. Residents enjoy the friendly community vibe; convenient commercial areas for shopping, cafes, restaurants, and bars; and the amazing Riverbank State Park.

If you’re planning to move to or from Hamilton Heights, or maybe even from one part of the neighborhood to another, The Movers NYC can get you there without a fuss. The many beautiful pre-war apartments and co-ops have narrow doorways and hallways – and elevators are scarce. Whether you’re moving a four-bedroom or a studio, a piano or antiques, you won’t get stuck with moving headaches when you relocate with The Movers NYC – the best licensed, insured, bonded, and experienced moving company in Hamilton Heights.

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What to Know Before Moving to Hamilton Heights

If you’re a newcomer to this gem of a neighborhood, here are some things to consider before your move.

Neighborhood Amenities

The Hudson River Greenway trail meanders through Riverbank State Park, a fantastic 28-acre treasure built almost 70 feet above a defunct sewage treatment plant on the Hudson River. The park offers everything from a covered skating rink, an outdoor lap pool, and an indoor Olympic pool, to sports courts, fields, and an amphitheater. Hamilton Heights’ commercial areas bustle day and night with both down-home and uber-cool cafes, restaurants, coffee houses, and bars often populated by students from The City College of New York and Columbia’s nearby campus. Alexander Hamilton’s family home, even more popular with tourists since the play, Hamilton, is located by St. Nicholas Park.

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The City College of New York’s Shepard Hall is a gothic revival masterpiece.

Cost of Living

Although living expenses in Hamilton Heights are about 60% higher than the national average, they’re quite a bit lower than many other Manhattan neighborhoods. For example, the overall cost of living in Tribeca is 480% higher than the national average! No wonder so many young professionals and families are flocking to Hamilton Heights. The majority of Hamilton Heights residents rent their homes and pay an average of $2,500 monthly for a renovated two-bedroom apartment.

Types of Buildings

Most of the buildings in Hamilton Heights were constructed in the early 20th century. The neighborhood is considered one of Manhattan’s most architecturally and culturally significant communities. The beautiful three- and four-story brick townhomes and row houses in the Hamilton Heights Historic District are of Queen Anne, Beaux-Arts, and Dutch and Romanesque Revival design. Some co-ops follow Housing Development Fund Corporation standards for selling and renting. Be sure to understand the pros and cons if you’re considering HDFC housing. Because of their age, many of these older buildings don’t have elevators or central air conditioning.

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Hamilton Heights is home to a diverse population of 51% Hispanic, 24% African American, 17% White, 4% Asian, and 4% other races who, like the rest of Manhattan, are strongly liberal. Many illustrious writers, artists, musicians, and professionals moved to Hamilton Heights during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 30s. A few of the many notables include W.E.B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall, and Count Basie. One of the most famous residents of all was Alexander Hamilton, whose home is now open to the public.

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Cars snowed-in along Hamilton Terrace in Hamilton Heights.

Walk Score and Transportation

It’s easy to live in Hamilton Heights without a car. The neighborhood has earned a transit score of 100, and 77% of the neighborhood’s residents use public transportation which includes the 1, A, B, C, and D trains plus 4 bus lines. Commuters face an average one-way trip to work of 40 minutes – 14 minutes longer than the US average. At 97, the walk score is also tops, a result of how convenient and easy it is to run daily errands without a car.

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A view of the George Washington Bridge from Riverbank State Park. Photo credit Shannon McGee on Flickr.

Hamilton Heights’ Trusted Moving Company

The Movers NYC can relocate you in, to, or from Hamilton Heights without stress or snags. Our expert moving crews are skilled in knowing how to avoid typical Hamilton Heights moving challenges. Based in Manhattan, we know the parking and building restrictions that inexperienced movers trip over. Our wide range of moving services include:

  • 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

You have so much going on with a move – let The Movers NYC handle all the challenges to save you stress and hassles. The Movers NYC is ready to provide you with the smoothest and most efficient move in or out of your Hamilton Heights neighborhood. Bonded, licensed, and insured, your move will be completely protected and personalized to your needs. Get your free moving quote now!

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