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  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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East Harlem is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 118,883. East Harlem is in New York County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in East Harlem offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Harlem there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in East Harlem and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in East Harlem are above average.
About East Harlem...
Population
118,883

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$936,528
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    93%
  • Own
    7%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,592
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    295.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    132.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,722.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,825
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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Quiet neighborhood and a great change of pace in Manhattan! Neighborhoods can be sketchy however pretty average. Harlem is currently going through gentrification so prices on real estate are increasing (naturally since it's Manhattan), and more stores are being opened.
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90% of people’s experience anywhere is as good as their attitude towards things and what they make of it, I’ve come to realize.

Every single part of NYC has had a bad rap at some point in time. East Harlem is one of the last parts to start to thrive.

In the five years I’ve lived here it has cleaned up and gentrified significantly.

The roach and rat problem was huge when I first moved here. But never inside my apartment, because I cleaned Properly often. I’ve been involved with reporting hazards Like those to help improve the community.

The rat problem In my area has dramatically diminished this year. There’s was never a real roach problem in my building or area but I Have noticed sightings have diminished a lot in my area.

I’ve lived in many parts of nyc. People are rude anywhere in NY it’s up to you how much of yourself you give into anything. E Harlem is cozy. You’ll love it now.
East Harlem is a lower class neighborhood in manhattan, most people are living in poverty and welfare. The crime rates are higher since 40 years ago due to homicide. In education, there are more students drop out of high school than other neighborhoods in manhattan because of gang activity, pregnancy, and family issues such as substance abuse. However, the neighborhood is gentrificated in a good way by enrolling charter schools for students to succeed for college so that the dropout rates will reduce and better playgrounds for children to be safe, but there’s a downside with gentrification according to the locals who lived in East Harlem for 30 plus years, small business owners began to move out, residents cannot afford their rent due to new landlords, and new apartments in empty space that can affect them. Although, East Harlem should be a safe neighborhood and for visitors to come or to live and to have a better future for the locals.