Morningside Heights, on the far Upper West Side of Manhattan, is best known as the home of Columbia University. The famed institution spans from 114th to 121st Street and Broadway to Amsterdam Avenue, with its sister school Barnard just across Broadway.
As the area is also home to Teacher’s College, The Manhattan School of Music, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of Manhattan, Morningside Heights has been nicknamed ‘The Academic Acropolis.’ Consequently, faculty and students fill the surrounding blocks and many dining and shopping options conveniently cater to a student budget. Crime rates have drastically decreased over the last half-century and many young families make their homes on the quiet, tree-lined streets.
Because of its far uptown location, Morningside Heights offers competitive prices for its pre-war co-ops, with the most desirable offerings located close to the Hudson River on Riverside Drive.