Harlem

247 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in New York City, NY
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Neighborhood in
New York City

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$370,386
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$996
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    88%
  • Own
    12%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    90
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    65
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    95
    1
  • Theft
    2
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,903
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Reviews

247 reviews
  • Excellent
    14
  • Very Good
    69
  • Average
    133
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    8
Harlem is a very vibrant neighborhood. A dynamic atmosphere is spread around communal gathering, street event/concert, a great access to transportation, growing food amenities, and a well defined identity! . A lot of potential is existing, and a civic progressive movement keeps nurturing the proud and familial atmosphere that was initially present at the biggest neighborhood of New york. Cleaner street, more flowers/plants, a larger diversity of food (more vegetable orientated food), more promotion of the local events (with board, or panel), a better display of landmark (some streets/monuments are historically recognized but not advertised) and education of the neighborhood (business owner, inhabitant, commuter) would give back the pride that the neighborhood deserve.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Harlem has become a gentrified area; leaving room for cultural expansion and uniqueness! Harlem has recently become the aniquity of commercial real estate with new and improved venues such as "Whole Foods, Olive Garden, American Eagle, New York and Co. and The Gap!"
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Growing up in Harlem was a fun and educational experience. Harlem has so much culture and history that many people don't know about, Such as Striver's Row" which is a historic district located on both sides of West 138th and West 139th Streets between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Harlem is a neighborhood always worth a visit. One can see that New York is alive. During the years there are a lot of changes from a rather dangerous neighborhood to an attractive place to live.
  • Former Resident
  • 1 month ago