A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$774,824
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,028
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    88%
  • Own
    12%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    90
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2
    525
  • Theft
    95
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,727
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Harlem Reviews

282 reviews
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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.
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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.
I really love the essence and culture of Harlem. When you're in Harlem you can feel the energy and presence of the old Harlem. For those that are historically savvy, you can feel the presence of the Harlem Renaissance and Malcolm X. The number of black owned businesses and historical preservation of significant buildings and areas keep Harlem alive. The Schomburg Center and Marcus Garvey's original office during the beginning of the Pan-African Movement.

The one thing I wish I could change is the access of affordable housing and the Whole Foods on the corner of 125th and Lenox Ave because the grocery store is in a community where the people there can hardly afford the basic necessities from that store. It would be a better option if small black owned businesses could obtain contracts to mass produce and sell their products in Whole Foods.