Washington Heights

Dominican street cuisine and peaceful green space in this uptown Manhattan escape.

If you’re looking for extra elbow room in Manhattan, head north to decidedly less-dense Washington Heights. Although it requires a commute to reach this far-uptown escape, the neighborhood’s community feel and plainspoken demeanor make up for the distance. Want more from Washington Heights? It’s also home to a thriving Dominican populace, and this neighborhood’s local fare is truly something to savor.

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On the Map

Washington Heights is within Manhattan and bordered by Morris Heights, The Bronx, Highbridge, Concourse Village, Inwood, Harlem, Hamilton Heights, and University Heights

Laguardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 35 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 30 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 49 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

Tight-Knit at the Top of Manhattan

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Young professionals, mature Manhattanites, big dogs, and little babies–Manhattan's far-north neighborhood comprises a diverse community with a penchant for placid living.

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Dominican Influences

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Washington Heights appears demure, but this neighborhood dominates when it comes to ethnic cuisines.

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The chance to taste Washington Heights' sampling of Ecuadorian, Mexican, and Dominican flavors lures food aficionados to Manhattan's far reaches.

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The View from the Top

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Expansive parks and ethereal green spaces lead you to serene perches and resplendent viewing platforms.

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Find your niche at Fort Tryon Park.

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Sure, Washington Heights requires a longer commute to get to the core of the Big Apple. But you know what they say.

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Distance makes the heart grow fonder.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Cameron Blaylock

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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighborhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.