Anyone who has seen the musical Hamilton will have gained a deeper understanding of one of the most complex characters in American politics, but living in Hamilton Heights, you will understand the Founding Father even more. Hamilton lived in this NYC neighborhood the final two years of his glorious and tragic life. Hamilton Heights was also home to some of the most influential people in the world (in their respective fields, naturally) – Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Norman Rockwell. The landmark buildings abound in the area, most centralized in the Hamilton Heights Historic District. The real estate in the neighborhood is best known for – spaciousness. The apartments and brownstones are some of the largest (square footage-wise) in the city. Hamilton Heights lies in between Manhattanville to the south and Washington Heights to the north. The eastern part of the neighborhood is where Sugar Hill, a sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights, resides. The boundaries, however always elastic in the city, have Hamilton Heights bound by 135th Street to the south, Riverside Drive to the west, 155th Street to the north and Edgecombe Avenue to the east.