Harlem

257 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
    575
  • 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%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

257 reviews
  • Excellent
    20
  • Very Good
    73
  • 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
  • 4 months ago
I LOVE THIS TOWN SOOOOO MUCH! It is where I grew up. It's what gave me a lot of my edge . It's pushed me to my limits in regards to expanding my territory. I love this place. It's filled with REALLY delicious food, fun places to hang out for nightlife, and pretty okay people. The real estate is really booming as many people are looking to Harlem as a place to live now, and one thing that cannot be beat is the location! It's literally 30 minutes away from everything in Manhattan. I love it! I believe everyone should visit Harlem at least once in their lives.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
Harlem is a wonderful place to visit if you want to see the heart of New York. Harlem runs from 110th street to 155th streets. My mom has resided in Harlem for close to 70 years living in same property for over 50 years has seen a lot of good, bad and better within the community.
The changes coming to Harlem is Multiplex community park, the projects are privatized and much needed improvement with elevators, maintenance of the units and expedited services.
Harlem is wealth of energy that is positive that is conducive to major highways, subways and buses, as well as churches, museums and foodies.
If you ever are in the NYC area take #2, 3, 6 train up to Harlem and experience the culture and the city. Come and experience what Harlem must offer. There is a quaint Harlem Jazz Renaissance garden located Central 144 between 7& 8th avenues that has live jazz in the park with a beautiful neighborhood garden.
  • Former Resident
  • 15 days ago