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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$739,169
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,068
National
$949
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
    1,352
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    307
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162
    500
  • Theft
    1,721
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,295
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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It is a beautiful, historical neighborhood, even under the pressures of gentrafication. There is so much culture in the unique food, art, people, shops and music you encounter while just walking down the street or enjoying the activities the area has to offer. It also has a distinctly hip yet community-oriented feel. I believe if more of the newcomers to this neighborhood could invest their dollars in the people and economic growth of the neighborhood, and not so much the trendy changes that follow them, the growing diversity would work to enrich as opposed to stamp out the beauty that is only found in Harlem!
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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.
I have lived or worked in Harlem for almost ten years. I absolutely love it here! There is so much fantastic food, and I especially enjoy walking around and looking at the different kinds of buildings. We have Riverbank State Park nearby too, which is fantastic.