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Hamilton Heights

Hamilton Heights

The Harlem neighborhood running from West 135th Street to West 155th Street and from Riverside Drive to St. Nicholas Avenue is known as Hamilton Heights.

The neighborhood is best known as the home of founding statesman Alexander Hamilton (for which it is named) and, also home to the famed Sugar Hill Historic District, consisting of some of the most beautifully restored historic townhouses in New York City, many with painstakingly renovated ornate staircases, fireplaces, pocket doors, and moldings. Hamilton Heights also has an unusually high concentration of historic single-family homes built in a variety of notable architectural styles ranging from Beaux-Arts to Romanesque.

Some more great reasons to call this neighborhood home are the newly revamped Riverbank State Park, the City College campus of the City University of New York, St. Nicholas Park and access to the Hudson River as well as future plans that include state-of-the art environmental design and public art. Many new restaurants and nightlife options now call Hamilton Heights home and the nearby neighborhoods of Inwood and Washington Heights are rich in culture and natural beauty with Fort Tryon and Inwood Hill Parks offering acres of unspoiled land and river views.

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