The neighborhood of East Harlem is located in the city of New York, New York.
East Harlem offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces. This neighborhood has a very large number of places for those looking for a dynamic vibe. An extensive selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, there are usually masses of people around, and it is very easy to find places to go out at night as they are well-distributed throughout the area. 116th Street in particular offers a broad selection of nightlife. This part of the city also features a fair amount of greenery; public green spaces, such as Marcus Garvey Park and Thomas Jefferson Park, are very well-located and there are about 40 of them close by for residents to visit, which makes them very easy to access. Furthermore, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for the majority of streets is reasonably good.
The substantial proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of East Harlem is an important part of its character. This neighborhood also has a selection of housing sizes; houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly 95% of the dwellings in East Harlem while owners occupy the remainder. Most housing in this part of New York was built prior to the 1960s, during its biggest housing boom.
It is a very short walk to reach both primary and secondary schools from any location in East Harlem. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. When it comes to food, it is usually practical for home buyers in this part of New York to shop for general and specialty groceries on foot. In addition, those who enjoy dining out won't have to walk far in East Harlem, where over 350 restaurants and approximately 30 coffee shops can be found. House buyers can find countless nearby clothing stores, for example along Lexington Avenue.
East Harlem is an excellent area when it comes to getting around without driving. Getting around by public transit is especially convenient in this part of New York as a consequence of plenty of nearby rapid transit stations on the R | Broadway Local Line, Q | Broadway Express Line, 6X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, 5X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, N | Broadway Local Line, 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line, 6 | Lexington Avenue Local Line and 4 | Lexington Avenue Express Line, and approximately 20 nearby bus lines. Walking is also especially practical for house buyers in East Harlem; meeting daily needs is especially convenient by walking, and a very large number of businesses of different types can be found as well. This part of New York is very amenable to cycling because the bicycling network is good.