West Harlem

One of the grand old neighborhoods of the city, West Harlem, Morningside Heights, and Hamilton Heights have been home to jazz legends, Harlem Renaissance artists and writers, generations of Ivy League students (Columbia University), and the final resting place for one U.S. President (Ullyses S. Grant). Grand old apartment buildings line the Western edge along the Hudson River, while quaint brownstones and larger apartment buildings tend to dominate the broad avenues, which dominate the interior. Well served by subway lines and buses, this area has in recent years become a popular area of choice those seeking generous square footage and historical charm without leaving Manhattan.