Bright and sunny apartment building the fabulous Washington Heights neighborhood in Upper Manhattan! This building has a great architectural style and the interior common areas and units are well-kept, with excellent access to commercial offerings, parkland, and public transportation.
Washington Heights Population and Housing Statistics:
- Approximate Population: 62,075
- Change Since 2000: 3.0%
- Number of Households: 19,450
- Average Persons per Household: 3.11
- Average Household Income: $46,586
The A train is accessible just a few blocks north via the 175th Street subway station, and the 1 train is also nearby at 168th Street. The George Washington Bridge bus terminal is within a short distance as well, being located at Broadway between 178th and 179th Streets, and the bridge itself a mere six blocks north, providing transport to New Jersey to the west. The building at 647 West 172nd Street is well-serviced by a network of streets, as well as by major routes such as the Henry Hudson Parkway (located 1/4-mile west), Harlem River Drive (1/2-mile west), and the Cross-Bronx Expressway (1/4-mile north).
This neighborhood is rich with a sense of community, open space, employment opportunities, shopping options, and restaurants. Side streets are quaint, primarily residential, and very quiet. Broadway’s retail corridor bursts with eclectic shops and vendors, offering both one-of-a-kind items as well as the trendiest must-haves, and lush greenery lines the streets. Riverside Drive, with river views of the Hudson, is less than a half-mile west, and a few blocks to the east is the Amsterdam Avenue retail corridor. Fort Washington Park lies just west and boasts 182 acres of playing courts and fields, historical landmarks, Manhattan’s only lighthouse, The Little Red Lighthouse, and great views of the Hudson River and Palisade Mountains. It is no wonder that this area has been called a “Walker’s Paradise,” earning almost a perfect score on walkscore.com.
Apartments here at 647 West 172nd Street would be an outstanding location for students and staff of Columbia University, whose incredible 20-acre campus and all its impressive buildings is found three blocks south. Ranked 6th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Columbia University Medical Center is a division of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which has become the largest private employer in New York City, having a staff of 5,282 at the Columbia University Medical Center alone. In addition, there is a student enrollment of approximately 3,882 and 1,371 degrees were granted in the 2010-2011 school year.
Within just a few blocks, residents of 647 West 172nd Street have access to a variety of shopping options and other necessities and services. Steps away on Broadway there is a health food store, discount store, convenience store, Tinaja’s Restaurant and Bar, the Broadway Farmer’s Market with fresh produce, flowers, and meat, Broadway Medical Center, wine and liquor store, fashionable clothing boutique, hair salon, Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits, and seemingly endless other dining options. You will not have to venture far to get the freshest produce, fast-food, fine dining, or anything else!
The apartment building at 647 West 172nd Street is characteristic of Washington Heights’ residential buildings, with its unique building cutouts to allow for maximum light and air flow. The apartments themselves have been frequently updated, with thorough renovations occurring in 2005.
- Five stories including basement
- Brick, walk-up building containing 25,400 square feet and 31 apartments
- Built in 1917 with many recent renovations
- Ornate roofline and other decorative architectural details such as trim and window flourishes
- Recessed court entrance opening up to a marbled lobby
- Magnetic lock lobby doors and intercom system
- Laundry in basement
- Rentable storage lockers
- On-site superintendent
- Parking garages throughout neighborhood
- Heat and hot water included
- The 31 apartments consist of seven (7) one-bedroom units, eighteen (18) two-bedroom units, five (5) three-bedroom units, and the superintendent’s apartment
- Quality hardwood flooring throughout living areas and halls
- Highly functional kitchens featuring ceramic or vinyl tiled flooring, wood cabinets, refrigerators, cooking stoves, and laminate countertops
- Bathrooms are clean with ceramic tile and tubs with showers
- Apartments are cheerful, bright, and comfortable
- Close proximity to major institutions, public transportation options, parks, and a variety of dining and retail shopping
- Quiet residential area is rich with sense of community
One of the best features of the Washington Heights neighborhood is its access to several parks. Wherever you are within the neighborhood, you will have a park within walking distance. In the case of this apartment building at 647 West 172nd Street, Fort Washington Park is most easily accessed and is the subject of major improvements to make an already wonderful park even better. Some proposed projects include:
- Dyckman Street Ramp – will connect Fort Washington with Inwood Hill Park via a car-free ramp
- Plaza-style entrance at the south side of Dyckman Street with stone walls, landscaping, and seating
- Formalizing undeveloped side paths, adding lighting, and removing invasive species
- One mile of new waterfront greenery and a turn-around offering views of the George Washington Bridge and the Palisade Mountains
We want our residents to be at home here and have pride in where they live. This building reflects this, and invites you to experience the best of Washington Heights!