The neighborhood of Morningside Heights is situated in the city of New York, New York.
Morningside Heights offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces. Finding lively streets is very easy in this part of New York. Even though the nightlife is limited, there is a good selection of entertainment venues, and the streets are usually busy with people. There is a good amount of greenery in this part of the city; it is very easy to access green spaces in the neighborhood, since there are approximately 10 of them nearby for residents to relax in and reaching the closest park from most homes for sale is very easy. Moreover, residents will find that there are many tree-lined streets.
A majority of the housing growth in Morningside Heights occurred before the 1960s. In this part of New York, almost all of buildings are large apartment buildings, while small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. Renters occupy about 80% of the properties in Morningside Heights and 20% are occupied by owners. This area also has a selection of housing size options; it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Both general and specialty grocery stores are ordinarily accessible within a very short walk from any home in this part of the city. Amsterdam Avenue is among the best streets for food stores. Furthermore, thanks to 50-odd restaurants and cafes in Morningside Heights, there is usually a place to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. Residents have access to a large number of clothing stores within walking distance, for instance along Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. As far as education is concerned, both primary and secondary schools are very convenient to walk to from most homes for sale in Morningside Heights. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Morningside Heights is a great neighborhood for car-free transportation options. It is especially convenient for pedestrians to navigate Morningside Heights; carrying out day-to-day needs is very easy by walking, and innumerable businesses of different types can be found as well. This part of the city is also quite cycling-friendly as the bicycling infrastructure is good. Owing to 2 rapid transit stations (116 St - Columbia University Station and 125 St Station) on the 1 | Broadway - 7 Avenue Local Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines, commuting by public transit is very easy in Morningside Heights. On the other hand, a car is a somewhat poor transportation option in Morningside Heights because parking is not very easy, and the majority of real estate listings are an occasionally long drive from the closest highway.