Historically synonymous with African-American culture since the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s, in recent years this neighborhood has undergone a great socioeconomic transformation. Today’s Harlem remains a vibrant artistic hub with a truly diverse population; lifelong residents and newcomers alike thrive in the close-knit community, with Harlem’s rich heritage still keenly felt alongside constant innovation.
Its live/work/play environment has drawn families and first-time home buyers. The 400-plus churches in Harlem, many of them on the register of historic places, and the proximity to Central Park – Harlem abuts the northern edge – are other enticements.
A local ‘culinary renaissance’ is also taking place, with sworn downtown tastemakers venturing to Harlem’s many new notable restaurants and nightlife spots.