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A tight-knit community with history going back to the country's Founding Fathers.
Studio / 1 BR
47% Complete
2 Bedrooms
59% Complete
3 Bedrooms
75% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Families


What's around
  • 9 Schools
  • 186 Restaurants
  • 26 Fitness options
  • 87 Shops
  • 17 Nightlife options
  • 13 Banks
  • 61 Grocery stores/markets




Hamilton Heights has an average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for New York City.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Hamilton Heights LIKE?

Named after its one-time historical resident, Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton Heights is a hilly uptown neighborhood in Manhattan. Besides one of the country's founding fathers, there have been many other notable residents – musical greats Count Basie, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, and Lena Horne all lived here, as did the famous artist Norman Rockwell.

Like much of the city, the area has been gentrifying and in recent years young professionals and students have been moving in due to the affordable rents and home prices here. This influx has also brought accompanying restaurants and bars – and driven up prices. But this is still very much a neighborhood of families and older residents with a tight-knit community feel.

Housing-wise, you'll find a mix of large, older apartment buildings, row houses, brick walk-ups, and brownstones. Stately apartment and condominium buildings along Riverside Drive provide stunning views of the river and New Jersey.

In the northeast section of Hamilton Heights is the Sugar Hill sub-neighborhood, which was a desirable place for affluent black families in the 1930s and is still upscale to this day. Elegant brownstones, row houses, and several castle-like mansions line its streets.

Riverbank State Park is a 28-acre (11.3 hectares) park built atop a sewage treatment plant that sits 69 feet up from the Hudson River. It offers several pools, athletic fields, tennis and basketball courts, a running track, a theater, playgrounds, and a restaurant.

Hamilton Heights is also home to the neo-Gothic City College of New York.

Hamilton Heights is bordered on the north by Washington Heights, on the east by Harlem, on the south by Manhattanville, and on the west by the Hudson River.


Wall Street: 10.5 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 6 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 22 miles / 35-55 minutes by car / 55-60 minutes by transit

Hamilton Heights New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Hamilton Heights LOCAL schools

Lubavitcher Yeshiva
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Machon Chana
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Bnos Menachem
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Ps 221 Tossaint L Ouverture
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Citizens of the World Charter School 2
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Local Flavor   Hamilton Heights Local Flavor

City College of New York
City College of New York 160 CONVENT AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10031 MAP

Outstanding programs in architecture, engineering, education and the liberal arts and sciences prepare our students for the future, and produce outstanding leaders in every field.

Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Hamilton Grange National Memorial 414 W 141ST STREET, MANHATTAN, NY 10030 MAP

Alexander Hamilton created the tools for the success of the United States. From his humble beginnings as an orphan on the Caribbean island of Nevis, he became George Washington's right-hand man.

La Flor de Broadway
La Flor de Broadway 3395 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10031 MAP

Caribbean diner offering the best cuban sandwich.

Harlem Public
Harlem Public 3612 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10031 MAP

American pub offering the best classics and funky flare.

Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum
Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum 3720 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10032 MAP

An active church and cemetary in North Manhattan that has been around for over 300 years.

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