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1 hour  |  Score: 96.3
45 Tiemann
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,700 2 Bed 1 Bath
Jacob Poore, West Harlem Expert
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8 hours  |  Score: 96.5
611 W 137, Apt LLA
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,300 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Amy Le Blanc
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7 hours  |  Score: 91.1
379 West 125th Street, Apt 3
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,750 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Soren Murray
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  1,300 ft²
1 day  |  Score: 90.4
1484 Amsterdam Avenue, Apt 9
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,750 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Ed
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9 hours  |  Score: 90.2
507 West 111 Street, Apt 42
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,600 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Yakub Laguda
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  770 ft² · Elevator
16 hours  |  Score: 90.2
W. 135th & Broadway
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,895 2 Bed 1 Bath
Iman Saleh, West Harlem Expert
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  1,000 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
6 hours  |  Score: 88.9
509 West 110th Street, Apt 0
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,525 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Joinery Housing
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14 hours  |  Score: 88.8
w 139th st
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,750 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Dorothea Cruz
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7 hours  |  Score: 88.1
Morningside Dr
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$10,290 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Ryan Siciliano
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9 hours  |  Score: 88.0
Riverside Dr
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,100 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Cherish Dawn
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  Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
5 hours  |  Score: 88.0
Riverside Drive and West 146th...
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,100 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Nicholas Macek
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9 hours  |  Score: 87.8
502 West 152nd St
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,995 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Adam SindeBand
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2 days  |  Score: 86.9
618 W 136th St, Apt A
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,425 2 Bed 1 Bath
Karolina Nevia, West Harlem Expert
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  800 ft²
7 hours  |  Score: 86.8
W 142nd St
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,295 4 Bed 2 Bath
By Hellman Restrepo
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6 hours  |  Score: 86.1
W 136th St. & Amsterdam
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,750 3 Bed 1 Bath
By Tyiki Williams
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3 hours  |  Score: 85.8
W 136th Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,400 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Tiffany Linton
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1 day  |  Score: 85.8
Amsterdam Avenue
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,995 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Richard Bier
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  Laundry in Unit · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
17 hours  |  Score: 85.8
601 W 149th St, Apt 64
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,200 4 Bed 2 Bath
By Moise Zinsou
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8 hours  |  Score: 85.7
Tiemann Pl & W 125 St
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,800 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Xavier Quintanill
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16 hours  |  Score: 85.7
516 W 134th St, New York, Ny 1...
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,600 4 Bed 2 Bath
By SCOTT
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West Harlem

The rapidly changing neighborhood of Harlem is a popular spot for singles, couples and students looking to rent and live above Central Park. West Harlem has seen its population become more diverse in recent years due to its close proximity to Columbia University and City College. The area offers extremely affordable spacious apartments along with relaxing parks and a popping nightlife.

There are relatively fewer high-rise buildings in this area and many row houses and brownstones still…

West Harlem Apartments
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West Harlem

The rapidly changing neighborhood of Harlem is a popular spot for singles, couples and students looking to rent and live above Central Park. West Harlem has seen its population become more diverse in recent years due to its close proximity to Columbia University and City College. The area offers extremely affordable spacious apartments along with relaxing parks and a popping nightlife.

There are relatively fewer high-rise buildings in this area and many row houses and brownstones still maintain their original detailing such as pocket doors and carved moldings. Although the rental market here is heating up, you can still find affordable housing in Harlem!

Neighborhood:West Harlem

Adjacent Neighborhoods:Washington Heights, Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Morningside Heights

Population Density: Fairly dense; just under three times more dense than the city-wide average. This is a bustling, busy residential and commercial neighborhood.

Public Transit:1 (Broadway), 2/3 (Lenox Ave) 4/5/6 (Lexington Ave), ABCD (St. Nicholas Ave)

What’s Here?:Steeped in a rich history, the rapidly changing neighborhood of Harlem is a burgeoning hotspot for singles, couples and students looking to live above Central Park. Harlem has seen its population become more diverse in recent years due to its close proximity to Columbia University and City College on the west side, relaxing parks for family outings, a happening nightlife scene along Lenox Ave and affordable spacious apartments throughout the area.

Consisting of three sections – West Harlem, which includes Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill and Manhattanville, Central Harlem, which includes Bradhurst and Strivers Row, and East Harlem, which includes Spanish Harlem – Harlem is experiencing a broad-based revival. In its heyday in the 1920s and 30s it was the premiere place to see Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday, and home to major political and cultural figures. A major selling point is the touch of past and present. Residents can select from a wide variety of contemporary styles at retail giant H&M and then wear the outfit to the world famous Apollo Theater, both located on the always booming 125th St. For those looking for a fantastic culinary experience, try dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants on Lenox Ave like Sylvia’s Soul Food, Red Rooster, Chez Lucienne or Corner Social.

Nightlife is also hopping in Harlem with Spanish residents enjoying El Morroco off 145th st on the west side, music lovers experiencing the sampling of world beats at Shrine and jazz lovers hitting Bill’s Place on 133rdSt. on Fridaynights.

Flat or Tall?:Throughout the greater Harlem area, there are many architecturally significant apartment buildings, row houses and brownstones many with original details like pocket doors and carved moldings still intact. Although the market has heated up, you can still find affordable housing in Harlem. There are relatively fewer high-rise buildings in this area.

History:Started by European settlers in the 17th century as a Dutch outpost, Harlem eventually becamethe heart of African-American culture in the United States. In the 1920s the Harlem Renaissance made writers like Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes literary legends. But hard economic times brought an increase in crime, unemployment and poverty which pervaded the area during the Depression and hit hardest during the 1970s.

Redevelopment in the 1980s revived interest in the neighborhood. Real estate investors snatched up beautiful old brownstones and began restoring them to their former glory. Soon, backed by none other than Magic Johnson, Starbucks opened a branch on 125th St, the area saw its first real grocery store in 30 years and its first movie theater opened. The secondHarlem Renaissance had come, capped off by former President Bill Clinton taking up office space on 125th St in 2001.

Activities:Enjoy playing basketball or baseball at Jackie Robinson Park, devour a delicious steak at Ricardo Steak House in East Harlem, or spend a relaxingSaturdaylearning more about the history of the area at Studio Museum in Harlem

Check it out:The Harlem Arts Festival in June, where you can experience the best Harlem has to offer in music, dance, theater and visual arts. Not your speed? Try the Harlem International Film Festival showing movies from around the world.

Median Rents for West Harlem
Studio Apartments $1,995
1 Bedroom Apartments $2,125
2 Bedroom Apartments $2,700
3 Bedroom Apartments -
4 Bedroom Apartments -
Public Transportation
1
0.22 mi - 125th St (Tiemann Pl and Broadway)
C
B
0.40 mi - 135th St (135th St and Saint Nicholas Ave)
A
C
B
D
0.76 mi - 145th St (145th St and Saint Nicholas Ave)
3
1.07 mi - Harlem-148th St (149th St and Adam C. Powell Blvd)
2
3
1.13 mi - 116th St (116th St and Lenox Ave)
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