These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Cleveland are the best of the best.

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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:

  1. Kamm’S Corner
  2. Edgewater
  3. Old Brooklyn
  4. Buckeye Shaker
  5. Jefferson
  6. University District
  7. Tremont
  8. Riverside
  9. Ohio City-West Side
  10. West Boulevard

Read on to see how we determined the places around Cleveland that deserve a little bragging rights. Would you rahter live outside of the city? Check out the best suburbs around Cleveland.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Cleveland?

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, Kamm’s Corner.

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.

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1. Kamm’S Corner

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,972
Median Home Price: $128,635
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,440
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%

2. Edgewater

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,617
Median Home Price: $117,633
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,718
Unemployment Rate: 9.1%

3. Old Brooklyn

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 33,985
Median Home Price: $90,690
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,213
Unemployment Rate: 7.9%

4. Buckeye Shaker

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,315
Median Home Price: $86,629
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,305
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%

5. Jefferson

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,210
Median Home Price: $82,609
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,578
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%

6. University District

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,554
Median Home Price: $137,443
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,455
Unemployment Rate: 7.2%

7. Tremont

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,531
Median Home Price: $108,264
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,430
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%

8. Riverside

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,904
Median Home Price: $108,050
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,779
Unemployment Rate: 8.8%

9. Ohio City-West Side

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,417
Median Home Price: $117,050
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,947
Unemployment Rate: 10.0%

10. West Boulevard

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,898
Median Home Price: $78,982
Crimes Per 100K People: 8,325
Unemployment Rate: 11.2%

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:

  1. Kinsmith
  2. North Broadway
  3. Stockyards

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Kamm’S Corner 1 18,972 $128,635 4,440 6.8%
Edgewater 2 6,617 $117,633 5,718 9.1%
Old Brooklyn 3 33,985 $90,690 7,213 7.9%
Buckeye Shaker 4 12,315 $86,629 7,305 7.4%
Jefferson 5 18,210 $82,609 7,578 7.6%
University District 6 7,554 $137,443 5,455 7.2%
Tremont 7 6,531 $108,264 6,430 6.7%
Riverside 8 2,904 $108,050 5,779 8.8%
Ohio City-West Side 9 8,417 $117,050 5,947 10.0%
West Boulevard 10 16,898 $78,982 8,325 11.2%
Lee Miles 11 13,549 $82,993 7,443 10.4%
Downtown 12 6,524 $134,040 5,799 8.2%
North Collinwood 13 15,132 $82,583 7,864 10.6%
Detroit Shoreway 14 13,913 $85,212 8,219 11.4%
Puritas Longmead 15 16,996 $77,363 8,086 10.4%
Goodrich-Kirkland 16 3,621 $92,314 7,303 9.7%
Euclid Green 17 5,364 $79,050 8,251 13.2%
Mt Pleasant 18 16,426 $70,530 8,991 12.9%
Corlett 19 11,990 $70,340 8,863 15.7%
Brooklyn Center 20 8,596 $67,109 9,071 12.1%
Clark Fulton 21 10,654 $65,233 9,516 10.7%
Forest Hills 22 10,785 $64,820 8,458 14.1%
Hough 23 14,037 $79,700 8,865 15.6%
Cudell 24 8,768 $69,930 9,209 13.7%
Glenville 25 16,373 $67,011 9,150 13.9%
Union Miles Park 26 10,666 $64,823 9,187 17.1%
South Collinwood 27 10,493 $67,556 9,300 11.3%
Fairfax 28 5,188 $74,033 9,035 13.8%
Central 29 11,467 $101,857 9,204 21.0%
Woodland Hills 30 9,218 $67,956 9,399 18.6%
Indurstrial Valley 31 1,364 $42,300 10,830 11.9%
South Broadway 32 14,442 $55,005 9,337 17.4%
Saint Claire-Superior 33 6,495 $53,492 9,548 18.6%
Stockyards 34 6,452 $52,733 10,149 15.4%
North Broadway 35 4,579 $37,509 10,117 14.9%
Kinsmith 36 3,833 $41,600 10,526 14.8%

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