I live in this neighborhood and I like it very much. Only you are the best judge on where is the right place to raise your family, however, I love showing my neighborhood off and would be happy to walk around the area with you so you can get better acquainted with what the area has to offer.
Sami Saghie, MBA, Bsc
Ross Realty International
I can tell you though that 117th street has a TON of new construction buldings around, and the old ones are getting redone as well. My wife and I were just there yesterday (at the Best Buy!) and I was amazed how far the developements have come the past few months! Car transportation is a breeze to 117th & 1st avenue--and Target (still no answer) was contemplating installing a free shuttle service to help the transportation to the East / West.
If you haven't been to East Harlem at all, you can get some great information and photos of the area from my website, HarlemProperties.com.
The purpose of that site is to help people like YOU you may not know much about Harlem, get to know it a bit more before making a major purchase.
I think Harlem is a smart investment no matter.
East Harlem continues to evolve. In my opinion, as a Harlem Real Estate Broker, slower than other areas of the city and of Harlem. At the location you mention, transportation is still not that great. The 2nd Avenue subway will eventually creep its way up there but that is several years in the future. A new shopping mall was built at 116th Street and the East River, which is revitalizing the whole area. I give East Harlem 2.5 stars as location conducive to raising a family. It is trying.
Certainly. Upper Manhattan as glorious as it can be still for some reason is for the most part misunderstood.
i would be pleased to speak further about this should you care for a more detailed introduction and advise.
I look forward to speaking with you.
After all you are spending your hard earned money and some to make this purchase.
Sr. Associate Broker