Harlem

Manhattan

Summary

Median rental price: $2,050, min $850 - max $19,995

Why?
Not great commute
Touristy
Not great community
Not hip
Not great for nightlife
Not for families
Too noisy
Not diverse
Not great for shopping
Too trendy
Not great for dining
Too residential
Too diverse
Not green enough
Not safe
Too quiet
Too commercial
Not artsy
Not LGBT friendly
No good schools
Naah, not for me

Commute

There are 9 subway stops and these subway lines:

Crime level

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Average, rank #39 of all neighborhoods

Noise level

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Average, rank #15 of all neighborhoods

Neighboorhood Reviews

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Great for

  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit

Not great for

  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
  • Peace & Quiet

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
“Harlem - a mixed bag“

I have two experiences with Harlem. One as a resident at West 125th Street and Morningside Ave and another as a professional working at Frederick Douglass and the upper West 140s.

As a Resident on 125th street:

Pros =
-close to Columbia, so great for students. I walked ... Read more

aweeks714 • Mar 30, 2014
“Good for young professionals, bad for families“

We've been in Central Harlem for the last two years, but are about to move to a more family-friendly area.

About three years ago, we were renting in midtown, and started looking for a decently sized place to buy. We didn't expect to like Harlem due to reputation, but we went up and che... Read more

JohnViega • May 22, 2013
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Street view

Groceries

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Supermarkets (14)

Farmers' Markets (6)

Gourmet Shops (1)

Grocery Stores (17)

Eating-out

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Restaurants (50+)

Fast Food / Pizza / Sandwiches (50+)

BBQ Joints (3)

Diners (5)

Salad Places (1)

Gastropubs (2)

Food Courts & Trucks (12)

Sport

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Yoga (6)

Gyms / Sport Clubs (41)

Basketball (5)

Tennis (3)

Swimming (5)

Entertainment

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Bars and Pubs (11)

Nightclubs (4)

Movie Theaters & Theaters (16)

Music Venues (5)

Parks & Gardens (33)

Arts and Museums (24)

Other

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Shopping (47)

Pharmacies & Doctors' Offices (50)

Dog Run & Pet Services (15)

Laundry & Dry Cleaning (50+)

Banks (25)

Playgrounds (23)

Shared Car Services (3)

What do you think about this neighborhood?

Why?
Not great commute
Touristy
Not great community
Not hip
Not great for nightlife
Not for families
Too noisy
Not diverse
Not great for shopping
Too trendy
Not great for dining
Too residential
Too diverse
Not green enough
Not safe
Too quiet
Too commercial
Not artsy
Not LGBT friendly
No good schools
Naah, not for me