Washington Heights Movers
Perched on the highest point of Manhattan, Washington Heights is a vibrant and diverse community, home to creatives, families, college students, and ambitious professionals. Bordered by the Hudson River to the west, Hudson Heights to the north, the Harlem River to the east, and Hamilton Heights to the south, this Upper Manhattan enclave provides an abundance of shops and restaurants, large parks, a lovely art scene, affordable living, and more. Offering easy access to all the excitement and opportunities of Manhattan, Washington Heights is a prime pick for those in search of a strong community feel, cultural richness, and cheaper rent.
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What to Know Before Moving to Washington Heights
Lively, diverse, and still affordable, Washington Heights offers a lot in Upper Manhattan.
Popular for its rich cultural experiences and food (more on that below), Washington Heights is an adventure that excites all the senses. From street festivals to art museums to popular cart vendors, there’s always something exciting to taste, smell, hear, see, and touch. The community is also home to some of the biggest parks you can find in NYC, covering a total of approximately 500 acres. Popular parks include Fort Tryon Park (home of the Cloisters Museum), Highbridge Park, and Fort Washington Park (home of Little Red Lighthouse).
People And Culture
Also known as the Little Dominican Republic, most residents in this neighborhood are Hispanic/Latino (with the largest segment unsurprisingly Dominican). The community is also known for its historic communities of Irish immigrants and German Jews, and today you will find a large population of Orthodox Jews. Most shops, bodegas, and other businesses are locally owned, and there’s a strong sense of community. It can get pretty lively here, and with numerous street festivals and celebrations, it’s considered one of the noisiest neighborhoods in NYC. But if you don’t mind that, Washington Heights has a lively soul that shines bright in the uppermost part of Manhattan.
Coming from a neighborhood or city with low walkability? Want to do your errands or enjoy a delicious meal or night out without having to drive? As with many Manhattan neighborhoods, Washington Heights offers outstanding walkability. Ranked amongst the most walkable neighborhoods in New York City, the community offers access to more than 300 bars, restaurants, and cafes by foot. That averages out to about 15 or 16 establishments that you’ll pass within a five-minute stroll. Wondering about public transit? It might be even better than walkability! Offering 25 bus lines and 5 subway lines, you’ll be able to travel the community and city with ease. Bikeability, on the other hand, is decent but not exceptional.Get Pricing
Cost Of Living
Simply put, Washington Heights is considered the most affordable neighborhood in Manhattan. If you’re a prospective buyer, you’ll be elated by the home prices. Lower than the New York City average, prices on condos and even brownstones are oftentimes less than half that found in other Manhattan enclaves. Despite considerable gentrification in the 2000s, the community has been able to maintain its affordability. Most residents rent their places, and so you might be more interested in rental prices. The good news is that rent is also more affordable than the NYC average, as well as much cheaper than adjacent neighborhoods.
Home to a large population of Dominicans, Washington Heights offers a variety of Hispanic-owned restaurants. Malecon Restaurant, located on Broadway, offers some of the best Dominican-Caribbean food in the city, including roast chicken. El Floridita serves up mouthwatering Cuban and Dominican favorites from Cuban sandwiches to bistec encebollado to mofongo. Though Dominican cuisine is amazing here, there are also plenty of other options. Le Chéile – the Gaelic phrase that means ‘together’ – is home to an eclectic menu with a decidedly Irish flavor. Got a craving for Italian? Offering delicious wine and pasta made by hand, Saggio is the most popular Italian restaurant in the neighborhood.
Washington Heights’ Trusted Moving Company
Based in Manhattan for decades, The Movers NYC offers a level of expertise that’s hard to beat! Whether you’re a young creative looking for the most affordable rent in Manhattan or a family of five in the market for your dream home, we provide a tailored moving experience so you can get settled in faster and start enjoying your new home sooner. From walk-ups to historic pre-war brownstones, you need a company that you can trust to carefully handle your furniture and other belongings. Below, you’ll find a list of our Washington Heights 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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