First class in every regard, 720 West 180th Street has everything you’ve ever wanted in an apartment building, and more! This splendid building offers an incredibly convenient location, impressive construction, and instant access to the best neighborhood around!
Area Population Data (2011)
1-mile 3-miles 5-miles
Total Adult Population 104,375 801,744 1,607,730
Daytime Population 127,570 855,233 1,690,212
# Households 53,895 392,036 800,777
The immediate area blends residential and commercial characteristics that provide this building with all the shopping, services, and transit options within just a block or two, all while maintaining an out-of-the-way, quiet side street setting. This ideal location has instant access to the George Washington Bridge, Riverside Drive, and Henry Hudson Parkway. Other major routes with excellent commercial options and immediately accessible from this site are Broadway, within a block, St. Nicholas Avenue and West 181st Street – all highly traveled and conveniently located to 720 West 180th Street.
Public transportation is readily available as well, with the 1 Line located at West 181st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, only about two blocks away. The A Line is just a block north, at West 181st Street and Fort Washington Avenue. The George Washington Bus Station is just moments south, providing transport to about 1,700 commuters every day, with almost 1,000 buses using the terminal. All points throughout the metropolitan area are at your fingertips when you live at 720 West 180th!
Also incredibly close to this spectacular building is Fort Washington Park, which is a pleasant walk just west, and offering 182 acres of parkland and river views. It provides a seamless route to Fort Tryon Park, just north and containing one of the highest points in Manhattan as well as the magnificent and very popular Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and official New York City landmark that houses art and relics from medieval times. The building was reconstructed in the 1930’s from materials salvaged from several European abbeys and is truly a work of art in and of itself. The park also offers great vistas because of its elevation, as well as playgrounds, gardens, and historical landmarks. The New Leaf Restaurant and Bar provides an unforgettable dining experience within the park, and has been voted “Upper Manhattan’s Most Romantic Restaurant.”
The block surrounding 720 West 180th Street is a friendly mix of residential and commercial uses, with plenty of dining and shopping options within a short walk. A pastry shop, grocery, deli, and laundry services are conveniently located at the end of the street, and a quick venture onto neighboring Broadway presents many banking options, local fruits and vegetable stands, several restaurants, and stores offering furniture, clothing, jewelry, and home décor.
720 West 180th is a magnificently ornate building, built with brick and concrete and featuring classic architectural details that gives a luxurious impression. Other features and details of the building include:
- Constructed in 1909of granite block and mortar composition
- 24 apartments fully renovated in 1987
- Thermal-insulated, double-paned glass windows that are large, operable, and ornately decorated on the building exterior
- Apartments have crown molding, elaborate wood trim, and the flooring is ceramic or vinyl tile and hardwood
- Bedrooms are generally large and offer better than average closet space
- Marble staircases with rich wood banisters and ornate carvings
- Intercom system
- Spacious rooms with large windows, attracting substantial sunlight
- Building maintains an excellent occupancy rate, with many long-term residents
- Earns a perfect 100 score on walkscore.com, qualifying the location as an ideal “Walker’s Paradise”
Major renovations to the nearby George Washington Bus Station promises to improve on the efficiency and atmosphere of the 50-year old terminal. Planned improvements and details surrounding the $183 million project include:
- 21 more bus gates
- More retail space
- Better subway connections
- Cosmetic and technological updates to terminals
- Creation of about 750 new jobs within the Washington Heights community
- Expected to be complete by end of 2013
720 West 180th Street was built to impress in the turn-of-the-century, and continues to stand proud today. This is a prime example of quality construction and fine architectural details, resulting in a building that would be difficult to imitate and nearly impossible to recreate!