Livability Score

69
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (19) A+
PROOF Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Acts III Bagels
Coffee Shop
Astor Row Cafe
Coffee Shop
Lenox Coffee
Coffee Shop
Harlem Blues Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Manhattanville Coffee
Coffee Shop
Serengeti Teas & Spices
Coffee Shop
Zoe Café and Hookah Lounge
Coffee Shop
Café One
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Il Caffe Latte
Coffee Shop
Ganache Coffee
Coffee Shop
Yellow Banana Snack Bar
Coffee Shop
Sugar Hill Cafe
Coffee Shop
Dear Mama
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tanto Dulce Cafe
Coffee Shop
Kuro Kuma
Coffee Shop
BO's Bagels
Coffee Shop
Bitter Orange Cafe
Coffee Shop
Blue Java
Coffee Shop
UGC Eats
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (14) A+
Shrine World Music Venue
Theatre Arts
Bill's Place
Theatre Arts
Renaissance Theater (historical)
Theatre Arts
Abyssinian Baptist Church
Attraction
Natonial Jazz Museum in Harlem
Museum
Faction Art Projects
Art Gallery
Taste Harlem Tour
Attraction
Apollo Theater
Theatre Arts
The Studio Museum In Harlem
Museum
Aaron Davis Hall
Theatre Arts
AMC
Cinema
Pabst Concert Hall
Theatre Arts
AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9
Cinema
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Museum
Richard Rodgers Amphitheatre at Marcus Garvey Park
Theatre Arts
Original brown stone houses
Attraction
La casa de los Tenenbaums
Attraction
Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Art Gallery
Hostos Center for the Art and Culture
Museum
Pregones Theater
Theatre Arts
Pregones Theater
Theatre Arts
Universal Hip Hop Museum
Museum
General Grant National Memorial
Museum
Food and Drink (63) A+
Popeyes
Fast Food
American legion
Bar
Texas Chicken & Burgers
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Charles Country Pan Fried Chicken
Fast Food
Super Style Deli Food
Deli
Food Inc.
Deli
King Barka
Fast Food
Tropical Grill
Fast Food
Alibi Lounge
Bar
Cove Lounge
Bar
BTL Harlem
Alcohol
Kennedy Chicken
Fast Food
Checkers
Fast Food
White Castle
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Krispy Kreme
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Harlem Shake
Fast Food
Harlem Wine and Spirits
Alcohol
Shake Shack
Fast Food
Texas Chicken & Burgers
Fast Food
NYC Best Grocery
Deli
Casa Bonita Deli
Deli
Fitness (10) A+
James Varick Community Center
Community Centre
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center
Community Centre
Hansborough Recreation Center
Gym
The Laundromat Project
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Manhattan Community Board 10
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Lincoln East Senior Center
Community Centre
Manhattan Community Board 9
Community Centre
Riverside Pilates
Gym
Community Board Eleven of Manhattan
Community Centre
Justice Center en El Barrio
Community Centre
SUperior Fitness Lab
Gym
James Weldon Johnson Community Center
Community Centre
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Community Centre
8
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
The Boys' Club of New York
Community Centre
Body Strength Fitness
Gym
pull up bar and benches
Gym
New York City Community Board 12
Community Centre
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Community Centre
Franciscan Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (21) A+
Associated Supermarket
Grocery Store
Foodtown of Frederick Douglas Blvd
Grocery Store
Make My Cake
Bakery
Key Food
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Associated
Grocery Store
Insomnia Cookies
Bakery
Wild Olive Market
Grocery Store
Fine Fare Supermarket
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Ana's Fish
Seafood
Foodtown
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
La Sweets
Bakery
C-Town
Grocery Store
Food Universe Marketplace
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Golden Deli
Grocery Store
Lidl
Grocery Store
Lee Lee's Baked Goods
Bakery
Apple Tree Supermarket
Grocery Store
Foodtown
Grocery Store
Levain Bakery
Bakery
Make My Cake
Bakery
Daru Salam Halal Meat & Fish Market
Butcher
Parks (64) A+
Harlem Valley Garden
Park
132nd Street Block Association Park
Park
Langston Hughes Playground
Playground
St. Nicolas Playground South
Playground
Abyssinian Tot Lot
Playground
Howard Bennett Playground
Park
Rev. Linnette C Williamson Memorial Park
Park
Saint Nicholas Park
Park
Dorrence Brook Square
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Courtney Callender Playground
Park
Fred Samuel Playground
Playground
Mandela Garden
Park
McCray Playground
Playground
Collyer Brothers Park
Park
Abraham Lincoln Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Collyer Brothers Park
Park
Moore Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Arlington Edinboro Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (67) A+
Revolution Books
Books
Bolt Bike Shop
Bicycle
Furniture Express
Furniture
Nails Professional
Beauty
H&M
Clothing
atmos
Shoes
Marshalls
Department Store
Super African Hair Braiding
Hairdresser
Verizon
Electronics
Kennedy Chicken
Optician
Banana Republic (Factory Store)
Clothing
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
MAC
Clothing
1 Stop Shop Furniture
Furniture
Champs
Shoes
Ashley HomeStore
Furniture
Kiss
Furniture
Platinum Jewelry of Harlem
Fashion
The Children's Place
Clothing
Victoria's Secret
Clothing
AT&T
Electronics
Raymour & Flanigan
Furniture
American Eagle Outfitters
Clothing
Burlington
Department Store
DSW
Shoes
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 70.0% take public transportation in Harlem.
Public Transit Stops (163)
Stops & Stations
A+
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard & West 132nd Street
Bus Stop
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard & West 132nd Street
Bus Stop
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard & West 131st Street
Bus Stop
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard & West 135th Street
Bus Stop
West 135th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard
Bus Stop
West 135th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard
Bus Stop
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard & West 135th Street
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & West 132nd Street
Bus Stop
West 135th Street & Malcom X Boulevard
Bus Stop
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard & West 130th Street
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & West 135th Street
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & West 132nd Street
Bus Stop
Frederick Douglas Boulevard & West 133rd Street
Bus Stop
135th Street
Transit Station
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard & West 129th Street
Bus Stop
West 135th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Bus Stop
Frederick Douglas Boulevard & West 133rd Street
Bus Stop
Frederick Douglass Boulevard & West 131st Street
Bus Stop
Frederick Douglass Boulevard & West 135th Street
Bus Stop
Frederick Douglass Boulevard & West 135th Street
Bus Stop
West 135th Street & Frederick Douglass Boulevard
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & West 137th Street
Bus Stop
Malcolm X Boulevard & West 129th Street
Bus Stop
Saint Nicholas Avenue & West 133rd Street
Bus Stop
Frederick Douglass Boulevard & West 129th Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
70.0%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Harlem is 208/100 - which is 78% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Harlem crime rates are 4,366 per 100k, which is 103% higher than New York
Property Crime
3,038 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
1,328 crimes per 100k
F
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employment B+

The median income in Harlem is $64,830 - which is 7% higher than New York.
Med. Household Income
$64,830
C
Unemployment Rate
5.1%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (21)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Doctors Medical Group
Clinic
FDNY Engine 59/Laddere 30
Fire Station
NYPD 32 PCT
Police
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Hospital
Lenox Terrace
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
CityMD
Clinic
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 69/Ladder 28/Battalion 16
Fire Station
Harlem Health Center
Clinic
FDNY Engine 37/Ladder 40
Fire Station
Ryan/Adair Community Health Center
Doctor
NYPD 28 PCT
Police
SB Pharmacy
Pharmacy
NYPD 26 PCT
Police
FDNY Engine 80/Ladder 23
Fire Station
Capsule
Pharmacy
Foot Center of New York
Clinic
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
W Dental
Dentist
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Harlem home prices are $978,624 - which is 242% higher than New York
Home Price
$978,624
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
67%
A+
Home Affordability
15.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B

The Harlem graduation rate is 76% - which is 7% lower than New York
School Test Scores
50%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
76%
D
Elementary Schools (52) A+
Ps 175 Henry H Garnet
Democracy Preparatory Charter School
Thurgood Marshall Academy For Learning & Social Change
Democracy Prep Harlem Charter School
St. Hope Leadership Academy Charter School
Ps 92 Mary Mcleod Bethune
Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Harlem
Knowledge And Power Prep Academy Iv
Ps 154 Harriet Tubman
Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School
Fellowship Of Learning School
St Mark The Evangelist School
Ps 197 John B Russwurm
Ps 133 Fred R Moore
Teachers College Community School
Ps 129 John H Finley
Ps 123 Mahalia Jackson
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 5
St Charles Borromeo School
Mott Hall School (The)
Neighborhood Charter School Of Harlem
Harlem Village Academy West 2 Charter School
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 6
Ps 161 Pedro Albizu Campos
Global Community Charter School
High Schools (20) A+
Democracy Preparatory Charter School
Thurgood Marshall Academy For Learning & Social Change
Democracy Prep Harlem Charter School
Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Harlem
Mott Hall High School
Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School
A Philip Randolph Campus High School
Harlem Renaissance High School
Great Tomorrows Usa
Harlem Village Academy Charter School
Urban Assembly School For Global Commerce (The)
Harlem Children'S Zone Promise Academy Charter School
Harlem Children'S Zone Promise Academy Ii Charter School
High School Math Science And Engineering At Ccny
Urban Assembly For The Performing Arts
Academy For Social Action-A College Board School
Kipp Star College Prep Charter
Columbia Secondary School
Ps 138
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 2
Community School For Social Justice
Health Opportunities High School
Ps 79 Horan School
Kipp Infinity Charter School
Success Academy Charter School-Harlem 1
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ratings A-

Harlem has an overall rating of 78% from 12 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (11)
From AreaVibes
D-
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The Other Side Of Harlem, New York, NY 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 06, 2012) I've lived in Harlem, New York for the past decade. I moved to Harlem from the Midwest and expected to see the typical Hollywood stereotype of the neighborhood. You know, the Apollo Theatre, several hole-in-the-wall diners, and Asian owned wig stores. But, to my surprise, I disco ...Read More vered a community rich in both history and culture. Harlem was founded in 1637 by Dutch immigrants, then Jewish immigrants in the 19th century. African Americans immigrated to the area in the 1920s bringing with them the opening of a number of establishments known for good food and music. Soon, the area became a magnet for aspiring Black artist and writers.

I enjoy visiting the historic venues for Black performing artist like the internationally known Apollo Theatre or Lenox Lounge with its zebra room and Art Deco architecture. But, I also enjoy newer venues like The Shrine World Music Venue also known as a modern day Lenox Lounge. Its a places for multimedia artist to perform or showcase their artworks. The building has a cinema, dance floors, catering kitchen, full bar, and holds monthly art exhibition. I also attend art exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Its a place where artist of African American descent can display their artworks. The museum was opened in 1968 and has education programs and exhibitions for the public to attend.

After a day of shopping at the African Market or eating a hearty down-home soul food meal, I take my guest to one of Harlem's parks. Harlem has several parks for families to spend the day playing basketball, having picnics, or exploring landmarks. The historic Morning Side Park has 312 acre for visitors to explore. It is located on the site of the Battle of Harlem Heights fought during revolutionary war. The Marcus Garvey Park is one of the oldest public squares in Manhattan. It was originally called Mount Morris Park in the 19th century, but, was remained in 1973. Exploring the parks and landmarks around Harlem has given me a new respect for the community. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Harlem? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Harlem Valley Garden
132nd Street Block Association Park
Langston Hughes Playground
St. Nicolas Playground South
Abyssinian Tot Lot
Howard Bennett Playground
Rev. Linnette C Williamson Memorial Park
Saint Nicholas Park

Entertainment

Shrine World Music Venue
Bill's Place
Renaissance Theater (historical)
Abyssinian Baptist Church
Natonial Jazz Museum in Harlem
Faction Art Projects
Taste Harlem Tour
Apollo Theater

Food & Drink

Popeyes
American legion
Texas Chicken & Burgers
McDonald's
Charles Country Pan Fried Chicken
Super Style Deli Food
Food Inc.
King Barka

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Harlem? Of all people who commute, 70.0% take public transportation in Harlem.
Drive to Work
8%

45% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
70%

42% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
8%

2% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Harlem a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler
Montefiore Medical Center West Campus Moses Division Hospital
New York City Children's Center Bronx Campus
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid
Duane Reade
City Chemist
Saldo Drugs
X.I.P.
Duane Reade
Rite Aid

Doctors

Chait Mental Health Center
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
New York Academy of Medicine
Marie-France Conde Pediatrics
Forest Hills Podiatry
Quality Med
Ahmadur Rahman MD PC
Robert Lechtenberg, M.D.

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