Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Cleveland, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Cleveland neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Cleveland are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Cleveland for 2018:
- Ohio City-West Side
- Kamm’S Corner
- Lee Miles
- Old Brooklyn
- North Collinwood
- Brooklyn Center
Read on to see how we determined the places around Cleveland that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Cleveland for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Cleveland, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 36 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Cleveland.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Ohio City-West Side.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Cleveland has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Ohio City-West Side
Median Income: $31,833
Median Home Value: $132,950
Median Income: $30,841
Median Home Value: $107,150
3. Kamm’S Corner
Median Income: $57,165
Median Home Value: $120,410
4. Lee Miles
Median Income: $32,884
Median Home Value: $76,200
5. Old Brooklyn
Median Income: $40,272
Median Home Value: $83,072
6. North Collinwood
Median Income: $31,081
Median Home Value: $67,711
Median Income: $34,354
Median Home Value: $75,668
Median Income: $45,999
Median Home Value: $81,240
Median Income: $34,613
Median Home Value: $133,591
10. Brooklyn Center
Median Income: $28,878
Median Home Value: $61,664
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Cleveland
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Cleveland where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Cleveland:
- Saint Claire-Superior
- South Broadway
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- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Ohio
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- These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In Ohio
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland
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