By Matt Kersner
’s writing hastaken her all over the world. She’shad the chance to see everythingthat dierent cultures, countriesand neighborhoods have to oer. Her op-portunities to choose a new place to livehave been ample and varied. Yet, she con-tinuously returns back to Harlem where sheowns a home on 120th street in Mount Mor-ris Park. The same thing that constantly drawsAngelou back to Harlem is drawing tons o newbuyers to the emerging neighborhoods o Up-per Manhattan. It is the welcoming communityand comorting eeling o home. There’s a to-getherness elt in the areas o Upper Manhat-tan that binds the residents and creates a truecommunity atmosphere.Whether you are new to the neighborhood orhave been a resident or many years, it doesn’tmatter, you are embraced as part o the com-munity right away. The area is quickly becom-ing home to all dierent types o individuals,urther adding to the diversity o this histori-cally rich and cultural neighborhood. Thereare opportunities or everyone, rom excellentgut-renovation brownstone investments orthe savvy businessman to brand new condo de-velopments or the young proessional to quietsuburban streets where a amily o ve couldlive comortably and saely.
Diversity is Key
“The key to Upper Manhattan is its di-versity,” says Anthony DeVivio, Directoro Sales at Halstead Property’s Harlem o-ce and Harlem resident. “What we’re see-ing are younger people, business-men and amilies moving into theneighborhoods who want a largespace without breaking their in-come. The area just has some incredible space. It’s alsoseeing a growing inrastructure, new bustling busi-nesses and condo developments, big banks and su-permarkets, gourmet restaurants. There’s accessibletransportation. It has everything you need in the cityand yet it’s a true neighborhood, maybe even the lastreuge or that neighborhood mentality in all o Man-hattan… and it’s strength lies in the diversity.”This diversity is apparent in all aspects o the neigh-borhoods, rom the people to the buildings to the his-tory to the culture. Everywhere you look you noticethe vast assortment and variety, the dierent charac-teristics that blend together to orm a solid and stablecommunity. Chiey, you notice the progression andtransition o an up-and-coming area.Upper Manhattan denotes the most northern regiono Manhattan. It lies above 96th Street and consistso Inwood, Marble Hill, Washington Heights (includ-ing Hudson Heights, Fort George and Sherman Creek),Harlem (including Sugar Hill and Hamilton Heights),Manhattan Valley and Morningside Heights. It is a dy-namic and lively area and is quickly becoming the new“it” neighborhood on the island o Manhattan.“Buyers in the Heights are looking or value, space,quality o lie, nature and community,” says PerryPayne, Senior Vice President at Prudential DouglasElliman, “and we have it all in spades in WashingtonHeights and Inwood. These neighborhoods are ull o creative, smart and involved residents who love hav-ing all Upper Manhattan has to oer.”Simone Song, Founder and Principle Broker o Si-mone Song Properties, LLC agrees that the experiencein Upper Manhattan is unlike anything else, in bothliestyle and aordability. She sees “An establishedneighborhood where you get much more value oryour money. Hudson Heights and Inwood are uniquein that the residents have the cosmopolitan mindset o New York City, but the ambiance o a small town. Plus,the river views, the parks, the quiet, are all qualitiesthat are ound in Northern Manhattan.”The residential streets are lined with trees and gor-geous brownstones and are within walking distanceto nearby parks and schools. The humming businessstreets display commercial chains such as Best Buy,
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