With an unapologetic swagger and vibrant landscape, the South Harlem district offers a thriving community packed with cultural hotspots and gritty charm.
South Harlem’s real estate comprises spacious pre-war historical buildings and traditional brownstones. While affordable, many of Harlem’s available residences are outdated and offer bare-bones amenities. People looking for a more peaceful atmosphere enjoy the area’s quiet tree-lined streets set away from the bustle of its commercial hubs. An increase in the development of luxury condos and co-ops is transforming the residential landscape, with prices on the rise in some pockets of the neighborhood.
The uptown district has become a destination for the fashionable with its historical lore and growing array of retail and dining options. The energetic vibe of the area draws visitors and locals alike to the neighborhood’s charming central commercial hubs. Arts lovers flock to the area’s many galleries offering expressions of the series of artistic movements that characterize South Harlem, most notably the Harlem Renaissance. Stately homes line the Mount Morris Park Historic District, offering passersby gorgeous views of nineteenth-century Gilded-Age design.
Underneath it all lies a tight-knit community of longtime locals and energetic newcomers looking to make their mark on the historic neighborhood.