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31 mins  |  100
600 W 150 ST
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,299 5 Bed 1 Bath
By Samer ELSamad
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46 mins  |  100
Convent Avenue
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,650 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Christian Perez
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6 mins  |  100
500 W 148, Apt 3B
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,200 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Andrea Aguirre
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3 hours  |  98.2
1345 Amsterdam Ave, Apt 4C
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,850 2 Bed 1 Bath
By 9300 Realty
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  Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
11 hours  |  93.3
Broadway
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,250 3 Bed 1 Bath
By Iris Corcos
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Hardwood Floors
2 hours  |  92.8
Riverside Drive
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,350 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Gay Nichols
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6 hours  |  91.8
510 West 123rd Street, Apt 53
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,700 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Christina Moulavassilis
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14 hours  |  91.1
368 W 127, Apt 2
Manhattanville, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,750 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Yianni
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11 hours  |  89.5
55 Tiemann Place, Apt 25
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,050 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Edith Lopez
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2 days  |  88.3
479 West 152nd Street, Apt 4A
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,900 1 Bed 2 Bath
By Carlos Garcia
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9 hours  |  87.2
West 153rd Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,950 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Brent Fleming
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15 hours  |  86.3
363 Edgecombe Avenue, Apt 3GH
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,295 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Gregory Healy
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  700 ft² · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
12 hours  |  85.6
Amsterdam Ave.
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,200 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Zeev Halfi
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9 hours  |  85.4
440 Riverside Drive, Apt C
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,350 Studio 1 Bath
By John Galvin, Jr.
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12 hours  |  85.3
345 West 145th St
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,750 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Lincoln Wettenhall
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  800 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
12 hours  |  84.8
751 Saint Nicholas Ave, Apt 10...
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,600 Studio 1 Bath
By Wayne Taylor
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18 hours  |  84.1
West 151st Street
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,500 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Russell Dinstein
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1 day  |  84.1
519 W 143rd St., Apt 62
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,666 4 Bed 1 Bath
By Gil Nezry
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3 days  |  83.9
619 West 140th Street, Apt 6E
Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,650 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Jennifer Rouse
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9 hours  |  83.6
Cathedral Pkwy
Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,595 Studio 1 Bath
By NYC Select Team
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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 $1,945
1 Bedroom Apartments $2,095
2 Bedroom Apartments $2,698
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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