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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  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+
Harlem is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 207,329. Harlem is in New York County. Living in Harlem offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Harlem there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Harlem and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Harlem are above average.
About Harlem...
Population
207,329

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,669
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,126
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    88%
  • Own
    13%
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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
    1,352.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    307.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,720.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,449
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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Harlem was a place going back even five years ago that was unknown to many people. It was probably in fact seen as a "lower-income" place, or a place just for African Americans in a way (at least compared to other "top" neighborhoods). But now, it is far from that type of view. Harlem is literally on the map. We have subways within a walking distance, great parks everywhere (should I also mention that Central Park runs through Harlem on W 110th street), amazing food and restaurants all over the place. Our Times Square would be on W 125 street. They literally have so many similarities! The People, the big signs that you can't avoid, and more. A basement, townhouses, apartment, we have it all in all packages. There's also plenty of nearby schools to choose from (East or West), and when it comes to safety. I'd say where among the top safest neighborhoods out there! Don't shy away from visiting or living here. Because I promise you it's something you won't regret.
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Harlem (thanks to local government reps) has maintained most of its history, and African American roots despite the efforts by realtors to gentrify the area. However, in recent years it has gone through many changes bringing in new businesses which is great for the neighborhood, but has effected current residents negatively in drastic ways (like ever-increasing rent given its highly desirable proximity to NYCs main attractions and private colleges). I'm a Harlemite through and through and always visit the neighborhood that saw me born and raised. Keep Harlem Black!
Harlem is like no other! The diversity, summer time cook outs and basketball tournaments. Anything is possible in Harlem. Dreams come true here. We have community organization striving to keep peace like street corner Resources. And some heavy hitters like the infamous dapper dan and Iesha sekou.