Harlem

Soulful Community With Rich History
Harlem's strong sense of community comes from the shared love of music, food, and culture among its residents. It has a rich history as the birthplace for the Harlem Renaissance, where African-American artwork thrived, which led to a subsequent inflow of African-American businesses. Now, the more gentrified neighborhood is diverse with a range of local businesses - intimate jazz clubs, stylish bars, and trendy eateries. Local favorites include Sylvia's and Amy Ruth's! Harlem's main thoroughfare is 125th Street, home to chain stores, galleries, and the iconic Apollo Theater.

A mix of affordable 19th-century brownstones and newer high-rises line Harlem's streets. If you are looking for a cultural enclave and soulful neighborhood, Harlem is the place to be.
What Harlem Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
8.0
amenities
5.0
social
6.0
management
7.0
safety
4.1
Median rents in Harlem
Studio
$
2,050
1 Bedroom
$
2,300
2 Bedroom
$
3,400

Living in
Harlem

Cultural Enclave
Cheaper Rents
Live Music
Newer Restaurants
Soul Food
Historical Character
125th Street
Local Pride
Trains
Harlem — 5.7/10 Rating (based on 7 neighborhood reviews)
Harlem is a lovely neighborhood. There’s plenty to do, whatever you’re looking for, and it feels like real people live here. Downtown often feels like it’s all tourists and students, but Harlem really feels like a community.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
629 W 138, apt. 24
I lived on 116th and St. Nicholas. It's a scruffy neighborhood with colorful characters scattered about, but in general it's clean, friendly and beautiful. Great historical character combined with fairly priced chic and trendy dining make Harlem, south-central Harlem to be specific, a wonderful place to spend a few years. I would gladly raise my kids up there.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Jerome
Up and coming, with lots of new coffee shops and bars, though still block-by-block in terms of safety.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
289 Convent Avenue
No nearby grocery stores, a lot of trash, not safe area, mice
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2
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2054 adam clayton powell
Close to B, C, and 2, 3 trains. Fairly close to the A and D train as well. Lots of bus lines as well. Difficult to get to Queens or Brooklyn. Easy to get anywhere in Manhattan (TriBeCa is about a 30 minute train ride or less). Great location if you're working in the Bronx. Not a ton of restaurants and bars in close walking distance (10 minutes or less) but more options if you're willing to walk a bit farther (about 20 minutes) or get on subway/bus. Safety is a bit of a concern very late at night (11 and on) if you're by yourself.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
- Not close to campus
- New restaurants popping up
- Not a great grocery option yet (though WF moving in soon)
- Cheap rents for nicer apartments
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Savoy Park Apartments
Definitely up and coming, but a lot of potential. It is also much safer than it was a few years ago and seems to be continuing that trend.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
533 West 142nd Street


Getting to Know
Harlem

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: 5th Ave to Hudson River
North to South Boundaries: W 155th St to W 110th St
dining
Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar
Cheri
Mumbai Masala
Polanco Restaurant & Barbecue
grocery
Best Market
C-Town Supermarket
Super Foodtown
Whole Foods Market
fitness
Blink Fitness
Harlem Cycle
New York Sports Clubs
Urban Yoga Foundation
parks
Marcus Garvey Park
Morningside Park
Riverbank State Park
St. Nicholas Park
coffee
Fruces
Rejuvenate Juice Bar
Sugar Hill Creamery
Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery
bus
Bx15/M100 (bus)
Bx33 (bus)
M2 (bus)
M5 (bus)
rail
1 (metro)
2 (metro)
3 (metro)
C (metro)
parking
M P G MP Uptown 2 (A)
Quik Park West 116th Street
Select AP 127th Management LLC
Select AP Saint Nicholas Management LLC
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Harlem includes zip codes 10026, 10027, 10030, and 10031
Rent vs Own
35
%
of Harlem residents are renters
Driving to Work
9
%
of Harlem residents drive to work
New Construction
8
%
of housing units in Harlem have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
30
%
<20 units
27
%
20-49 units
32
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
17
%
18 - 34
30
%
35 - 54
23
%
55+
16
%
Unit Mix
8
%
Studio
26
%
1 Bed
34
%
2 Bed
23
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
47
%
Undergrad Student
10
%
Grad Student
5
%
Unemployed
5
%
Retired
22
%

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