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Average Rent in New York, NY

Avg. RentAnnual Change
New York Studio - $4,010-6%
New York 1 Bed - $5,097-5%
New York 2 Beds - $6,992-8%
Last updated 6/22/2024

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Local Reviews

What I like about my neighborhood is that I don't need a car and everything is accessible. I like how I can go into a store and feel welcomed because they know me since I was a child. Well, at least the old mom and pop shops that are still left. Unfortunately a lot of the good businesses are being forced to close due to gentrification and ridiculously high rents. Many of my favorite local spots are no longer available.

Good location, close to everything, food places, shops, transportation. Good sense of community. Hospitals nearby

Lots of restaurants. There is a lot of history here. A lot of memorable places like the Malcolm x theater.

large park for children, hikes and dogs. hispanic restaurants. the noise level is lower for a large city. and stores, close by gyms

There are great Club stores around the neighborhood, and I make time every week to have fun. I like to take my family and children to the suburbs on weekends

the businesses are usually accessible, but quite expensive to live in. accessibility to public transportation

Demographics

Education

High School

48%

Associate's

19%

Bachelor's

21%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

38%

3 people

26%

4 people

18%

5 people

9%

6+ people

9%

Household Income

0-50k

47%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

6%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

9%

20-45

43%

45-65

24%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/22/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Washington Heights, New York, NY

In New York, NY, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $4,010 to $6,992. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Washington Heights, New York, NY is $4,010. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $5,097. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $6,992.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-6%

Changed from $4,266 to $4,010
1 Bed

-5%

Changed from $5,365 to $5,097
2 Beds

-8%

Changed from $7,600 to $6,992
Last updated 6/22/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

4.2%

Compared to National Average

3.3%

The cost of living in Washington Heights, New York, NY is 4.2% higher than the state average and 3.3% higher than the national average. Washington Heights, New York, NY housing is 3.1% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 2.8% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 0.9% less in Washington Heights, New York, NY than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 3.5% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Washington Heights, New York, NYCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
5.3%
3.1%
Utilities
6.2%
2.8%
Food
0.7%
0.9%
Transportation
5.3%
8.1%
Healthcare
3.7%
3.5%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$4,010-6%
Hoboken$3,470+74%
Jersey City$3,449-3%
Long Island City$3,322--
Brooklyn$3,313-10%
Weehawken$3,212-1%
Newark$2,6850%
Maplewood$2,432+10%
Stamford$1,928-4%
Queens$1,800+9%
Montclair$1,650+2%
Bronx$1,517-37%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$5,097-5%
Brooklyn$4,456+6%
Long Island City$4,269--
Jersey City$3,792-1%
Weehawken$3,703-5%
Hoboken$3,610+5%
Newark$2,542-5%
Stamford$2,516-2%
Queens$2,400+20%
Maplewood$2,305-7%
Montclair$2,249+5%
Bronx$1,767-31%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$6,992-8%
Long Island City$6,503--
Brooklyn$6,169+116%
Weehawken$5,826+2%
Jersey City$4,862-1%
Hoboken$4,469+5%
Stamford$3,300-4%
Maplewood$3,097+6%
Queens$2,800+12%
Montclair$2,575+7%
Newark$2,1000%
Bronx$2,0170%

Compare Neighborhoods

Sunnyside

$1,400

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Lenox Hill

$1,425

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Southeastern Queens

$1,914

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in New York, NY?

For renters in New York seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Sunnyside, Lenox Hill, and Southeastern Queens, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,400, $1,425, and $1,914 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Bay Ridge and Ridgewood, where the rents are $2,200 and $2,200, a favorable comparison to New York's overall 1-bedroom average of $5,097.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in New York, NY?

In New York, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are SoHo, NoMad, and West Village. A 1-bedroom apartment in SoHo averages at $9,000, in NoMad it averages $6,277, and in West Village, the average is $5,775. For additional high-end living options, Tribeca offers 1-bedroom apartments at $5,765, and Midtown East at $5,748. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $5,097 for a 1-bedroom apartment in New York, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in New York, NY?

In New York, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Kips Bay, Gramercy Park, and NoMad. In Kips Bay, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $4,945. Gramercy Park sees average rents of $4,550 for a 1-bedroom unit. NoMad offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $6,277. For those seeking other popular areas, Murray Hill presents 1-bedroom apartments at $5,239, and Midtown Manhattan at $5,066. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $5,097 for a 1-bedroom apartment in New York, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
West Village$5,375-8%
East Village$5,109-6%
Alphabet City$5,109-6%
Murray Hill$5,049-4%
Chelsea$4,875+16%
NoMad$4,6850%
Morningside Heights$4,585+2%
Downtown Manhattan$4,486-18%
Northern Brooklyn$4,156-2%
Williamsburg$4,156-2%
Midtown Manhattan$4,136-2%
Times Square$4,036-8%
Hell's Kitchen$4,010+4%
Hudson Yards$3,966+2%
Lincoln Square$3,732-10%
SoHo$3,4250%
Upper West Side$3,413-10%
Fort Greene$3,411--
Financial District$3,400-24%
Kips Bay$3,350+46%
Downtown Brooklyn$3,293-9%
Upper Manhattan$3,292-14%
Sutton Place$3,200--
Midtown East$3,050+9%
Gramercy Park$3,000--
Yorkville$2,985+33%
DUMBO$2,950--
Lenox Hill$2,715--
Brooklyn Heights$2,710-33%
Upper East Side$2,550+13%
Harlem$2,500-45%
East Harlem$2,500-58%
Park Slope$2,500--
Tudor City$2,400-4%
Greenwich Village$2,350-47%
Prospect Heights$2,312--
Bushwick$2,289--
Northeastern Queens$1,995+3%
Flatbush$1,900--
West Bronx$1,771-40%
Southeastern Queens$1,699+4%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
NoMad$6,277-7%
West Village$5,775+28%
Tribeca$5,765--
Midtown East$5,748+85%
Chelsea$5,703-21%
Alphabet City$5,690-15%
Downtown Manhattan$5,513-9%
Greenwich Village$5,500+20%
Lincoln Square$5,373-1%
Murray Hill$5,239-18%
Morningside Heights$5,217-4%
Upper West Side$5,140-3%
Sutton Place$5,122--
Midtown Manhattan$5,066-3%
Financial District$5,049-9%
East Village$5,010-25%
Harlem$4,997-8%
Kips Bay$4,945-3%
Upper Manhattan$4,916-8%
Williamsburg$4,900-8%
Hell's Kitchen$4,895-5%
Hudson Yards$4,838+4%
DUMBO$4,775--
Park Slope$4,700--
Northern Brooklyn$4,700+18%
Times Square$4,693+3%
Brooklyn Heights$4,658-1%
Fort Greene$4,595--
Gramercy Park$4,550--
Upper East Side$4,497-21%
Greenpoint$4,435--
Yorkville$4,390-23%
Prospect Heights$4,250-10%
Downtown Brooklyn$4,201-2%
Tudor City$3,575--
Bushwick$3,250+30%
Lower East Side$3,125--
West Bronx$2,599+2%
East Harlem$2,500-37%
Flatbush$2,450--
Northeastern Queens$2,250+11%
Bay Ridge$2,200+38%
Ridgewood$2,200+19%
Coney Island$2,200--
Southeastern Queens$1,914+1%
Lenox Hill$1,425-52%
Sunnyside$1,400-7%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Greenwich Village$9,425--
West Village$9,150-4%
NoMad$8,500-10%
Chelsea$8,246+11%
Brooklyn Heights$7,824-2%
Lincoln Square$7,665-3%
Upper West Side$7,359-9%
Tribeca$7,295--
Downtown Manhattan$7,237-7%
Midtown Manhattan$7,140+5%
Williamsburg$6,908+32%
Times Square$6,752-10%
Greenpoint$6,695--
Murray Hill$6,695-24%
Upper Manhattan$6,645-11%
Hudson Yards$6,593+5%
Hell's Kitchen$6,575+1%
Morningside Heights$6,570-18%
Northern Brooklyn$6,400+60%
Upper East Side$6,376+113%
Fort Greene$6,300--
Prospect Heights$6,110--
Yorkville$6,100+107%
Sutton Place$6,100--
Midtown East$6,033+32%
Gramercy Park$5,950+29%
Park Slope$5,900+23%
DUMBO$5,795--
Downtown Brooklyn$5,634-6%
Lenox Hill$4,750--
Alphabet City$4,750-51%
Financial District$4,600-40%
East Village$4,250-56%
Kips Bay$3,990-48%
Lower East Side$3,750--
Flatbush$3,450+19%
Harlem$3,400-52%
Bushwick$3,300+22%
East Harlem$3,200-7%
Coney Island$3,000--
Northeastern Queens$2,800+10%
West Bronx$2,795+24%
Southeastern Queens$2,650+5%
Sunset Park$2,500+14%
Ridgewood$2,100-16%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

10%

15-30 Mins

15%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

32%

60+ Mins

24%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9797

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

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Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 8 of 12 renters

Percentage: 7171

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 7 of 12 renters

Percentage: 100100

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

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Need A Car

Yes

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Area Amenities

Top Score

Coffee

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington Heights New York is espresso-ing itself in all the right ways.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 87% more coffee shops than average
  3. Far fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ride on! Washington Heights New York has a dizzying number of amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. Far fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Washington Heights New York scores high for health and fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 96% more gyms than average
  3. 45% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Washington Heights New York is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 93% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington Heights New York is shaping up to be a big star in the theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 94% more theaters than average
  3. Far fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Washington Heights New York are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 88% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 94% more grocery stores than average
  3. Far fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 97% more restaurants than average
  3. 7% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 83% more bars and clubs than average
  3. Far fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington Heights New York is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 96% more parks than average
  3. 51% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington Heights New York has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 97% more fine art centers than average
  3. 31% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Washington Heights New York is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 99% more medical facilities than average
  3. 43% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington Heights New York is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 97% more daycares than average
  3. 31% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 96% more shops than average
  3. 87% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Washington Heights New York gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. Far fewer hospitals than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Potholes

No

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Area Has Litter

No

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Near Grocery Stores

Yes

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Nearby Parks

Yes

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Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

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Noise Late At Night

No

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Busy Streets

No

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Safe For Families

Yes

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Well Lit

Yes

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Near Schools

Yes

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Near Highways

No

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Quiet Area

No

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Tree Lined Streets

No

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Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

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Near Downtown

No

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Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

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Nice Views

No

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Mostly Newer Buildings

No

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Maintained Yards

No

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Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Washington Heights New York

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Queens, NY 9.4 miles$2,400$2,800

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West Bronx 2 miles$2,599$2,795
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Hamilton Heights 1.7 miles$2,800$3,400
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