The workers’ compensation attorneys in Washington Heights, NY, at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C. invite you to learn more about the neighborhood and its history.

Washington Heights

The community is a census-designated place, or CDP, located in the northern region of Orange County, New York. It spans 1.5 square miles and has an elevation of 666 feet or 203 meters. This suburban community helps form the Town of Wallkill but is a suburb of Middletown. Nearby towns include Middletown, Scotchtown, Howells, and Mechanicstown.


The greater area was initially part of a land patent in 1724. However, not much was developed or pushed for settlements until 1772. At this time, the area was established as a town but still lacked the growth of other areas, such as Ulster County. During the American Revolution, the area was home to many gunpowder factories.


The neighborhood has an average median real estate price of $307,169, making it more expensive than 34.7% of other communities in the state. Rent averages $2,116 and is lower than 56.3% than the state average. Most of the real estate is small apartment complexes with some single-family homes. These houses were built between 1940 and 1969, giving the neighborhood a historic feel. The vacancy rate is less than the nation, with only 10.2%.

Places of Interest

Within the CDP is the family-owned and operated venue, Kuhl’s Highland House. The venue is located on Highland Avenue Ext and has been serving the community for over 90 years. Some of their private event rooms can hold up to 450 guests, like the most desired Highland Room. This ballroom boasts the largest dance floor in the area and has two indoor waterfalls. Brides will gush over the private bridal suite.


The community is served by public schools within the Middletown City School District. The district has over 7,542 students enrolled across the six schools. Residents are zoned to attend the following schools:

  • William A Carter Elementary School – located on East Main Street
  • Middletown Twin Towers Middle School – located on Grand Avenue
  • Middletown High School – located on Gardner Avenue Extension


The community had a population of 1,318 residents in 2000. They made up 492 households and 348 families. Out of the 492 households, 33.1% had children younger than 18 residing in them. The racial demographics included:

  • 84.60% White
  • 7.74% African American Black
  • 0.83% Native American
  • 1.52% Asian
  • 3.34% from other races
  • 1.97% from two or more races
  • 10.62% Hispanic or Latino

The median income per household in the neighborhood was $42,981, and for a family, the median was $52,125.

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Our Local Office

The Washington Heights, NY workers’ compensation attorneys at Markhoff & Mittman, P.C., know how stressful it is to navigate the legal system following an unexpected injury. Our experienced legal team can help you file your case to get you the most compensation available. Call today for a free consultation.

Markhoff & Mittman, P.C.
3 Hatfield Ln #2b,
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 360-9931