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Washington Heights

Washington Heights is located on the far south side, loosely bordered in the south by 107th street, the north by 89th street, the west by Vincennes Avenue and the East by Eggleston Avenue. Washington Heights has mostly escaped redevelopment. Rhe number of persons living in the area has decreased by seven percent and the number of vacant housing units increased by 76%. Persons living below the poverty level has remained mostly the same, -17 persons, but the number of families living below the poverty level increased by five percent. Owner-occupied housing prices have increased eight percent to a median value of $91,067 while the median renter-occupied gross rents have decreased by three percent from $611 to $595.