East Harlem

New York, New York Homes for Sale

About East Harlem

An energetic neighborhood in Upper Manhattan, East Harlem is brimming with culture and excitement. From delicious and diverse cuisine to colorful street art, the neighborhood has so much for its residents to explore. If you’re looking for a lively neighborhood filled with activity to keep you entertained, East Harlem is the place for you.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $99,000 to $15,500,000

Closed Prices: $90,000 to $12,000,000

Median Sale Price: $732,500

Average $ per sq ft: $959

Association Fee Ranges:

Around East Harlem

East Harlem is mostly made up of low-rise apartment buildings and condos. With Central Park on its western border and the Harlem River on its eastern border, East Harlem has plenty of great real estate options. If you’re looking to stay active and go walking, running, or jogging, look for residences near 5th Avenue, which borders Central Park. If you’re looking to be closer to the water and the major roadway, FDR Drive, then buildings near 1st Avenue are a better fit for you.

East Harlem is an extremely popular destination for food lovers thanks to its vibrant culinary scene and authentic restaurants. The neighborhood is known for its Latin American and Caribbean cuisine as well as for being home to several iconic Italian restaurants. No matter where you are in East Harlem, you are sure to find a restaurant serving up some delicious menu items.

When walking through the streets of Harlem, be sure to take time to stop and appreciate the beautiful and colorful street art all around you. Here you’ll find work from up-and-coming and famous street artists alike. Bursting with color and life, these pieces of art also serve as representations of the vibrant community they belong to in the area.

There are a variety of bars and clubs along Lexington Avenue and Park Avenue that offer a fun night on the town. Here you can find everything from eclectic bistros to cozy wine bars to suit your Friday night needs. Whether you’re looking to relax and catch up with friends with a few beers at a local pub or you’re looking to dance the night away at a nightclub, East Harlem won’t disappoint.

If you’re looking to learn more about the culture of the local neighborhood, you can’t go wrong with a Sunday spent at El Museo del Barrio, which is next to the Museum of the City of New York. El Museo, near the northern end of Museum Mile on 5th Avenue, showcases Latin American and Caribbean art. It especially aims to highlight the beautiful artwork of the Puerto Rican community in New York City. East Harlem is also adjacent to Central Park, so spending a Sunday in this beautiful greenspace is a popular option.

The neighborhood has many transportation options, including a stop on the 4 and 5 trains, multiple stops on the 6 train, and a variety of MTA bus routes in the area. There is also access to the Harlem-125th Street stop on the Metro-North line at the neighborhood’s northern border. Also, most residents don’t require owning cars because the neighborhood is very walkable and bikeable, with most daily errands getting accomplished within the neighborhood.

Locals Love

  • Public transportation options
  • Vibrant culture within the community
  • Variety of restaurants and bars

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic on main streets
  • Crowds
  • Limited street parking

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