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620 West 143rd Street, Apt A
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,295
By Spencer Clouse , 3 hours ago
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2 Bed
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1 Bath
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999 Sqft
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South Harlem
Central Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,992
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By Waldemar M. Robles, 3 hours ago
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1st Avenue
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,800
By Rene Garcia, 4 hours ago
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1 Bath
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Manhattan Avenue
Central Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,231
By Carmen Terrero, 7 hours ago
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2 Bath
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East 96th Street
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,700
By Shanlee Scarlett, 6 hours ago
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163 St Nicholas Avenue
Central Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,750
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By Nicole Sobol, 3 hours ago
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West 151st Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,049
By Jazmin Samora, 7 hours ago
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East 102nd Street
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,754
By Margo Kells, 7 hours ago
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East 102nd Street
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,750
By Margo Kells, 8 hours ago
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East 102nd Street
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,754
By Oksana Kardanova, 7 hours ago
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East 96th Street
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,700
By Joseph Merrill, 9 hours ago
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St Nicholas Avenue
Central Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,600
By Don Carlos, 1 day ago
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1481 Fifth Ave, Apt 9E
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,575
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By Charles Kalonzo, 2 days ago
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2 Bed
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bathrooms
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1,166 Sqft
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300 W 122nd St, Apt 10O
Central Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,500
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By Jacob Lewis, 4 days ago
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2 Bed
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1,085 Sqft
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163 Saint Nicholas Ave, Apt 4K...
Central Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,750
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By Evan Shaffer, 4 days ago
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2 Bed
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920 Sqft
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West 143rd Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,295
By Kennedy Gomez, 1 day ago
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999 Sqft
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East 102nd Street
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,700
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By David Menashe, 2 days ago
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96th Street btw 2nd and 3rd Av...
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,978
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By Momoko Kajitani, 1 day ago
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2 Bed
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893 Sqft
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1st Avenue
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,800
By Jesica Esteban , 2 days ago
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1st Avenue
East Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,000
By Carlos G Frias, 2 days ago
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West 151st Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,049
By Christopher Bill, 4 days ago
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420 West 150th Street, Apt 1
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,250
By Brian Shaw, 10 hours ago
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Harlem

Harlem is enormous. Stretching from the East and Harlem Rivers all the way to the Hudson, Harlem has three micro-neighborhoods that make up this huge area. East or Spanish Harlem is vibrant and colorful, Central Harlem is energetic and cultural, and West Harlem is more suburban and chill. From 110th to 155th, Harlem has something for everyone.

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Harlem Apartments for Rent

Fun Facts and History of Harlem

Harlem is so huge that each spot has its own unique history. For example, West and Central Harlem were burned to the ground during the American Revolution, whereas East Harlem wasn’t really developed until the 1860’s. However, one fact remains consistent for all of Harlem: That the population of the area exploded once a prominent Black neighborhood was destroyed to make room for Central Park.

The Harlem Renaissance began around WWI and the cultural impact the neighborhood would have on the world began. Becoming a major player in the worlds of art, literature, music, and civil rights, Harlem became a mecca for Black and Latinx culture. Even during the multiple financial crises of the 1900’s, Harlem never lost its pride and artistic routes.

Once the 1990’s came around, the city began to invest heavily in Harlem, building and renovating new residents and preserving the history that made the area so significant. Today, Harlem is equal parts cultural haven, quiet residence, and innovative force.

Harlem Buildings

Harlem has literally everything. Row houses and Brownstones, low to mid rise apartment complexes, pre war apartments, and luxury high rises are everywhere you look in this beautiful part of the city.

Atmosphere of Harlem

The atmosphere of Harlem depends largely on the area you’re in. East Harlem, for example, has a vibrant nightlife and wholesome community feel to it. Many families have lived in this area for generations and have transformed the area to fit their needs and wants.

Central Harlem is the cultural heart of the neighborhood. Home to several museums, entertainment venues, and amazing restaurants, more tourists come through this area more than the eastern and western parts of the neighborhood.

West Harlem is more quiet and subdued. Far more suburban than the rest of Harlem, there are more parks and activities for kids in this area. There is an emerging nightlife here, but families love this area because of the peaceful energy here.

Family Score for Harlem

Different areas of Harlem have different crime rates, but, overall, Harlem is a very safe area. Violent crime is extremely rare and the sheer size of the neighborhood means families have a lot of options in terms of schools and hospitals. You’ll find that many families already live here, meaning the neighborhood is, obviously, a wonderful place to raise children.

Notable Schools in Harlem
  • City College of New York
  • Manhattan Center of Science and Mathematics
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change

Notable Residents of Harlem
  • Ray Santos: Musician
  • Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father
  • James Baldwin: Novelist and Writer

Transportation Options in Harlem

The New York City subway system has a variety of options to get to every part of Harlem. These trains are:

  • West Harlem: Accessible via the 1, A, B, C, and D trains.
  • Central Harlem: Accessible via the 2, 3, A, B, C, and D trains.
  • East Harlem: Accessible via the 4, 5, and 6 trains.

Biking is popular depending on what area of Harlem you’re in. More pedestrian prone areas might be hard to navigate. That said, the more low key areas have wide streets and plenty of Citi Bike docking stations to choose from.

Driving is also popular depending where you are. Traffic is never bad in Harlem, but some areas have more pedestrians than others, so drivers should practice caution.

Landmarks and Neighborhood Treasures of Harlem
  • Museo del Barrio
  • Alexander Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  • Apollo Theater

Act Like a Local in Harlem
  • Check out some of the neighborhood's coolest museums like The National Jazz Museum or the Graffiti Hall of Fame!
  • Harlem is home to some of the best entertainment venues like The Apollo and The Harlem School of the Arts!
  • Some of the best food on Earth can be found here including the comfort food of Red Rooster and the elegant eats of Ricardo Steakhouse!

Read About Harlem

Learn More About Harlem
For those interested, Harlem currently has 975 residential listings advertised on the market for rent. Listings for rent in this area typically have an median of 800 square feet. From data that we've compiled, listings range from $2,600 in the lower quartile to $3,917 in the upper quartile. Generally speaking, the median rental price is around $3,100 or $52 / sqft. For those interested in renting a listing in Harlem, there are currently 69 studio, 236 one-bedroom, 320 two-bedroom, 226 three-bedroom, and 124 four+ bedroom apartments available for rent.
For your convenience, we've included a more detailed breakdown of rental pricing by median bedroom sizes here:
Bedrooms Rent Rent / sqft
Studio $2,275 $71
1 BR $2,595 $68
2 BR $3,000 $49
3 BR $3,558 $42
4+ BR $4,475 $44

We make sure to refresh our rental listings every hour in order to provide you with the newest and most up-to-date inventory available on the market.

Harlem is located within New York County, New York. This area currently has 1,634,989 residents in 753,385 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 37.

When looking at residents older than 25, around 12.55% have graduated from high school, 31.80% have a bachelor's degree, and 28.64% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 62.9% and the median income in this county is $75,513.

At least 76.86% of those living in this county are renting their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 31 minutes.

Geographically, New York County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 38 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.

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