Tucked between Washington Heights and Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights is the former home of Andrew Hamilton, and his home is just one of many landmarks scattered around the area. The geography of the neighborhood brings a countryside-like feeling—the Hudson River and many riverside parks lie in the west, rolling, hilly parks are to the east, and the lack of high-rises allows residents to enjoy clear, blue skies and many green, public spaces.
Hamilton Heights is full of life. With college students from nearby City College and Columbia University’s expansion, the neighborhood’s streets are quite busy, often packed with street vendors. Additionally, a wide range of architectural styles — Gothic buildings, Romanesque arches, and intricate terracotta details — adds to the eclectic beauty of the area.