WHAT TO EXPECT
A quiet residential scene in the midst of a bustling culture hub.
Soulful. A community-oriented atmosphere defined by music, food and cultural events.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
A bar-driven, late night party scene.
Affordable nineteenth century apartments and brownstones are becoming more competitive, and new developments are popping up throughout the neighborhood.
YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH
The rich history and widespread sense of community.
Around the Block
Harlem is known as an important touchpoint of American jazz, literature, and civil rights history. And for good reason: major streets like Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Malcolm X Blvd., and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. pay homage to civil rights leaders that actually walked those passageways. Meanwhile, venues such as The Apollo Theater, Hotel Theresa, and Sylvia’s Restaurant stand as iconic landmarks frequented by both history buffs and culture seekers alike.
What to expect
A quiet residential scene in the midst of a bustling culture hub
Unlike many other tourist and commuter-friendly Manhattan neighborhoods, life in Harlem can feel as quiet as it does connected to the rest of the city.
Soulful. A community-oriented atmosphere defined by music, food and cultural events
Life in Harlem is as rooted in cultural tradition as is it energized and diverse. In the last decade, restaurants like Red Rooster, Harlem Tavern, and Harlem Shake have reinvented a dining scene traditionally defined by soul food icons like Sylvia’s and Amy Ruth’s.