About Harlem Neighborhood

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Harlem is a culturally and historically-rich neighborhood located in northern Manhattan. It runs from the Hudson to the East River and from 110th to 155th Streets. It has long been known for its African American culture, and The Apollo Theater, where artists like the Jackson 5, Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown were introduced, is considered a revolutionary landmark in the community. Many jazz bars, where some of the greats like Duke Ellington performed still feature evening performances and draw big crowds. Housing mainly consists of affordable nineteenth-century apartments, brownstones as well as new developments. The vibe is quiet and residential with a strong sense of community among residents.

Average Rental Prices in Harlem

These are the average rental prices in Harlem by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Harlem

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

Credit Score


These trains run through Harlem. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • A
  • C
  • B
  • D

Crime Rate in Harlem

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 20.4499 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
Low Medium High


P.S. 165 Robert E. Simon

P.S. 036 Margaret Douglas

P.S. 125 Ralph Bunche

P.S. 180 Hugo Newman

P.S. 076 A. Philip Randolph

P.S. 241 Family Academy

P.S. M242 - Gwendolyn Powell Brown Computer Schoo

P.S. 185 John M. Langston

P.S. 208 Alain L. Locke

P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth

P.S. 030 Hernandez/Hughes

P.S. 133 Fred R Moore

P.S. 154 Harriet Tubman

P.S. 200- The James Mccune Smith School

P.S. 194 Countee Cullen

P.S. 192 Jacob H. Schiff

P.S. 046 Arthur Tappan

P.S. 153 Adam Clayton Powell

P.S. 028 Wright Brothers

P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson

P.S. 197 John B. Russwurm

P.S. 175 Henry H Garnet

P.S. 092 Mary Mcleod Bethune

P.S. 161 Pedro Albizu Campos

P.S. 129 John H. Finley

J.H.S. 052 Inwood

M.S. 328 - Manhattan Middle School For Scientific