HARLEM (East River to Hudson River, West 155th Street south to West 96th Street, east of Fifth Avenue, to 110th West of Fifth Avenue)
Once again, the world renowned (for good and bad reasons) neighborhood is undergoing a Renaissance, although this one is economic, not cultural. More space for less money has been the mantra drawing a diverse mix of buyers to the vibrant community. There are more brownstones in Harlem than anywhere else in Manhattan, that fact plus all the new development, lush parks and now a Whole Foods on W 125th and Lenox are some of what students from Columbia and City Colleges, foreign buyers on the trail of investment property and middle and upper class blacks and whites are seeking and finding. As Brooklyn becomes pricier, Harlem housing just keeps getting hotter.