About Hudson Heights
Hudson Heights is a very family-oriented neighborhood with churches, synagogues, a high school for girls and a grammar school (K thru 8). A cab ride to Columbia University at Broadway/W116 St. is about $12. It’s just a ten minute walk to New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, or to Yeshiva University. Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters museum are an integral part of the area. On week-ends, parents & children can be seen enjoying the parkland and playgrounds.
Hudson Heights is serviced by the A and 1/9 subway lines, the M-4 and M-98 (limited stops) buses and a number of limousine services. The A train will take you to midtown Manhattan in under half an hour. One of the benefits of living on Manhattan’s West Side is being able to travel by car from 181st St. to 72nd St. along Riverside Drive. Without commercial traffic and limited pedestrian traffic, it’s quick & pleasant.
It’s cooler & breezier because it’s the highest point in Manhattan, overlooking the Hudson River. Certainly a welcome relief from the New York City summers. The hilly terrain is helpful to those joggers, bicyclists and rollerbladers working to stay in shape.
are a diverse blend of cultures and occupations reflective of the City. While strolling the residential streets, it is not uncommon to hear the pure voice of a soprano practicing an aria, or the low register of a bass violin, being readied for the next performance.
Medical professionals from Columbia Presbyterian & Mt. Sinai hospitals find this area a soothing retreat from the tensions of their day. Similarly, students and professors from Columbia University, Manhattan School of Music, Yeshiva University, City University of New York, as well as teachers from NYC private & public schools find Hudson Heights an affordable place to live. Many Broadway actors take the A train after their performance in midtown back to their place in “the Heights,” midtown lawyers, downtown brokers and traders choose Hudson Heights for its peaceful atmosphere and affordable prices.