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Washington Heights

Washington Heights

Washington Heights is so far uptown that it feels a little removed from the action, which translates into affordable rents and large apartments in predominately prewar buildings. Popular with young professionals, students and anyone on a budget, the neighborhood is vibrant and thriving, and decidedly down-to-earth. Local stores and restaurants cater mostly to a value-conscious demographic; expansive parks make it a popular place for dog owners. At its core, the neighborhood has always been a diverse one - mixing an older Irish-American crowd with a growing Latino community. Throw into the mix plenty of Columbia Med School students in scrubs and off-duty cops and that will round out the scene at many a happy hour in the Heights.

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