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:
- Kamm’S Corner
- Old Brooklyn
- Buckeye Shaker
- University District
- Ohio City-West Side
- 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.
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.
1. Kamm’S Corner
Population: 18,972Median Home Price: $128,635
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,440
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%
Population: 6,617Median Home Price: $117,633
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,718
Unemployment Rate: 9.1%
3. Old Brooklyn
Population: 33,985Median Home Price: $90,690
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,213
Unemployment Rate: 7.9%
4. Buckeye Shaker
Population: 12,315Median Home Price: $86,629
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,305
Unemployment Rate: 7.4%
Population: 18,210Median Home Price: $82,609
Crimes Per 100K People: 7,578
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
6. University District
Population: 7,554Median Home Price: $137,443
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,455
Unemployment Rate: 7.2%
Population: 6,531Median Home Price: $108,264
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,430
Unemployment Rate: 6.7%
Population: 2,904Median Home Price: $108,050
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,779
Unemployment Rate: 8.8%
9. Ohio City-West Side
Population: 8,417Median Home Price: $117,050
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,947
Unemployment Rate: 10.0%
10. West Boulevard
Population: 16,898Median 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:
- North Broadway
For more reading, check out:
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- 10 Small Towns In Ohio Where You’d Never Want To Live
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Ohio
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland
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