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Harlem Slopes is a suburb of Manhattan Lakes, located approximately 1km north from the island of Coeus. Named after the Harlem Resistance and the sloping coastline, Harlem is an affluent suburb with many residences having views of the city (East and West Villages) on the island of Coeus, lakefront and beachfront properties, as well as general proximity to above adequate services such as transport hubs, sports facilitates, schools and the central business district.
Population: 3320 People
The Central Business District is relatively large in size with ground floor commercial buildings, market stalls, a park, office buildings, transport hub, sports complex, a hotel and residential buildings in the medium sized district. This provides a boost the Harlem Slopes and neighbouring suburbs, while also boosting Coeus Islands Infrastructure.
Harlem, being the closest suburb to the main island of Coeus, has a strong transport link to surrounding suburbs as well as East and West Village. The suburb is provided with an elevated level of travel services with bus lines 2,9,1,8 passing through most of the suburb and bus lines 5,4,6 and 3 originating and terminating in Harlem Slopes. Harlem Slopes, due to the proximity to the city and coast access provides transport via the Foster Sea into the Manhattan Lakes Cruise terminal. Harlem Lakes also has 2 connecting bridges to Coeus Island, providing easy access for work etc.
There are two sports complexes and multiple playing fields in the suburb that have basketball courts, swimming pools, a gym and tennis courts for all sporting needs. Astoria Lake State Primary School is the only school in the suburb on Harlem Slopes with the high school and university in neighbouring suburbs.
Situated on the Eastern boundary of Harlem Slopes is Lake Astoria, 1.3787km2 of thriving ecosystem which is environmentally protected, thus meaning there are no direct properties on the lake/any access to the lake for recreational use. Although there are many lush coves/waterholes along the coast line of Harlem Slopes for swimming, fishing and other water activities. Multiple parks and eco corridors litter the suburb, increasing environmental stratification/sustainability.
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