Bounded by Central Park, Park Avenue, the East River, 155th Street, Saint Nicholas Avenue and Morningside Park, Harlem is an enormous residential neighborhood filled with culture. You will find a true sense of community here, along with food, art and music. On the side streets, you will find some of the City’s most gorgeous brownstones, some of which have been well-preserved and maintained by multiple generations of the same family, and some of which have seen better days. Along the avenues, especially in South Harlem near Central Park, mid-rise residential condo buildings are joining the residential landscape, as gentrification continues its march through Upper Manhattan. Prices have increased steadily over the past 20 years, especially for brownstones, where it is difficult to find a shell that requires a full gut renovation for under $2M. In addition to the condos and brownstones, the Harlem market is home to many HDFC co-ops, which provide a form of affordable home ownership to New Yorkers of more modest means.