Today Hamilton Heights is mostly a housing fusion of palatial 19th century brownstones, spacious pre-wars and tenement walk-ups.
The Harlem sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights boasts some of the city’s most-desired townhouses, and is best known for "Sugar Hill" and “Strivers’ Row.” The Harlem sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights has some of the most-desired townhouses in New York City.
Sugar Hill - Sweet and Expensive, During the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's The Hill attracted those with talent, money, education, and social prominence. Sugar Hill was celebrated for its exclusivity and status.
Parts of Strivers’ Row were designed by the noted architecture firm of McKim, Mead and White. "Strivers Row" named by Harlemites for it's ambitious residents.
Strivers' Row houses are among the few private homes in Manhattan with space for parking. Many of the townhouses have lovely staircases, fireplaces, pocket doors, and moldings. Even in the surrounding area, the conjunction of great subway access (the train stops at 135th and 145th streets) and beautiful row houses makes Hamilton Heights a lovely place to buy or rent a home.
Zoning does not allow for very large buildings. Many apartments in Hamilton Heights are floor-throughs that come with town house amenities, like terraces, gardens, fireplaces, and uncommonly good light for Manhattan.
I have a new Hamilton Heights exclusive listing at 517 West 144th Street Apt. 8, A mint renovated 3 bedroom 1 bath HDFC coop for $349,000. First Open House Sunday December 9th from 12 noon to 1:00 PM.
"Hurry take the "A" train (or the 1, B, C, and D trains) to go to Hamilton Heights, way up in Harlem" for the history, culture and affordable housing. Hope to see you Sunday.