Harlem is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Harlem offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time in green spaces. There are a very large number of things to do in this part of New York for those looking for a dynamic vibe. There is a wide selection of entertainment venues, there are crowds of people around most of the time, and it is very easy to find bars since they are well-spread throughout the neighborhood. St Nicholas Place is among the most active streets in this area. Greenery is quite present in this area; green spaces, like Jackie Robinson Park and Saint Nicholas Park, are very well-spread out and there are about 20 of them nearby for residents to explore, making them very easy to get to. Furthermore, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good.
The large percentage of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Harlem is an important part of its character. This part of New York also has a selection of housing sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 85% of the population of this neighborhood rent their home whereas owners make up the remainder. Most of the houses available in the housing market in this area were constructed prior to the 1960s, when most of the housing growth happened.
Both primary and secondary schools are very easy to walk to from any location in Harlem. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Concerning eating, it is usually an option for property owners in Harlem to shop for general and specialty groceries on foot. Furthermore, owing to 350-odd restaurants and cafes in this neighborhood, there is usually a spot to get some food or drink just around the corner. Residents can find very many nearby clothing stores, for example on St Nicholas Place.
Home buyers in this part of the city have several alternatives to get around without the need for a car. The public transit network in Harlem is great. It is especially convenient to reach a nearby rapid transit station, including 116 St Station, Central Park North (110 St) Station and 125 St Station on the A | 8 Avenue Express Line, 3 | 7 Avenue Express Line, 2 | 7 Avenue Express Line, B | 6 Avenue Express Line, D | 6 Avenue Express Line and C | 8 Avenue Local Line, from the greater part of houses in the neighborhood. There are approximately 10 bus lines traversing the neighborhood, and most properties are very close to a bus stop. Harlem is also very conducive to walking; most common errands can be run on foot, and various businesses are especially close by. Harlem is cycling-friendly as there are a fair number of bike lanes.