Thursday, January 7, 2016
NUMBER 4: LOWER CONVENT AVENUE
No. 4: Lower Convent Avenue Historic District, West Harlem, 141st Street up to 145th Street on Convent Avenue including Hamilton Terrace. Home prices made a big jump in 2014 on lower Convent Avenue over a year ago but 2015 had sales maxed out around $3.2 million so the neighborhood drops a bit to the Number 4 position. With that said, some new records might just be announced for 2016 so the top three position could be established once more by this time next year. The value of this beautiful historic district will be apparent to anyone visiting for the first time since the architecture is some of the most unique in Manhattan. Over the past couple of years, great local spots like Il Caffe Latte or Sugar Hill Cafe along with those establishments closer to the Amsterdam and Broadway corridors makes this part of uptown feel more like a neighborhood to hang out in. As mention previously, express trains at the 145th Street hub takes one to midtown in about 12 minutes so transportation is also surprisingly convenient for this part of Harlem.