These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland, OH For 2018


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 for 2018:

  1. Ohio City-West Side (Homes)
  2. Edgewater (Homes)
  3. Kamm’s Corner (Homes)
  4. Lee Miles (Homes)
  5. Old Brooklyn (Homes)
  6. North Collinwood (Homes)
  7. Jefferson (Homes)
  8. Riverside (Homes)
  9. Tremont (Homes)
  10. Brooklyn Center (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Cleveland that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Cleveland.

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How do you determine the top 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

Ohio City-West Side Cleveland, OH

Population: 8,634
Median Income: $31,833
Median Home Value: $132,950

Ohio City is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio. It is located immediately west of the Cuyahoga River.
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2. Edgewater

Edgewater Cleveland, OH

Population: 6,554
Median Income: $30,841
Median Home Value: $107,150

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3. Kamm’S Corner

Kamm

Population: 18,869
Median Income: $57,165
Median Home Value: $120,410

Kamm’s Corners is a neighborhood on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. It is roughly bounded by the Rocky River on the west, I-90 and the city of Lakewood to the north, the New York Central Railroad tracks, to the east and Puritas Road to the south.
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4. Lee Miles

Lee Miles Cleveland, OH

Population: 13,757
Median Income: $32,884
Median Home Value: $76,200

LeeMiles is a neighborhood on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio in Cleveland’s Ward 1. The neighborhood is split into two sub-neighborhoods: LeeHarvard and MilesSeville.
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5. Old Brooklyn

Old Brooklyn Cleveland, OH

Population: 33,843
Median Income: $40,272
Median Home Value: $83,072

Old Brooklyn is a west side neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, United States, located approximately five miles south of downtown Cleveland. It extends east-to-west from the Cuyahoga River to the city of Brooklyn and north-to-south from the Brookside Park Valley to the city of Parma.
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6. North Collinwood

Population: 14,532
Median Income: $31,081
Median Home Value: $67,711

Begun mainly as the residential section, North Collinwood is bounded roughly between E.133rd Street to the west and E.185th Street to the northeast, and between Lake Erie to the north and the Collinwood Railroad Yards and tracks to the south, Woodworth Avenue to the southwest, and roughly Roseland Avenue to the southeast. North Collinwood is the location of several parks, including Wildwood Park and Marina, East Shore Park, Beachland Park, and was the site of historic Euclid Beach Park. The Roman Catholic Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School is located at E.185th and Lakeshore Boulevard.
More on North Collinwood: Real Estate | Data

7. Jefferson

Jefferson Cleveland, OH

Population: 18,191
Median Income: $34,354
Median Home Value: $75,668

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8. Riverside

Population: 2,729
Median Income: $45,999
Median Home Value: $81,240

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9. Tremont

Tremont Cleveland, OH

Population: 6,684
Median Income: $34,613
Median Home Value: $133,591

Tremont is a neighborhood in the city of Cleveland, Ohio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tremont is one of the oldest parts of Cleveland, and once held a large German immigrant population. Today the neighborhood is home to many restaurants and art galleries. The district sits just west of the Cuyahoga River and south of the Ohio City neighborhood. Tremont is home to numerous historic churches including Pilgrim Congregational UCC, St. Augustine, St. John Cantius, and St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral.Tremont is bounded by the Cuyahoga River to the North and East, MetroHealth Medical Center to the South and West 25th Street and Columbus Avenue to the West.
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10. Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn Center Cleveland, OH

Population: 8,644
Median Income: $28,878
Median Home Value: $61,664

Brooklyn Centre is a neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. It is part of the larger Cleveland neighborhood known as Old Brooklyn.
More on Brooklyn Center: Real Estate | Data

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. Saint Claire-Superior
  2. Kinsmith
  3. South Broadway

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Ohio City-West Side 8,634 $132,950 5,851 10.2%
2 Edgewater 6,554 $107,150 6,151 5.5%
3 Kamm’S Corner 18,869 $120,410 4,506 6.0%
4 Lee Miles 13,757 $76,200 8,216 12.3%
5 Old Brooklyn 33,843 $83,072 7,438 7.4%
6 North Collinwood 14,532 $67,711 8,330 10.6%
7 Jefferson 18,191 $75,668 8,032 6.5%
8 Riverside 2,729 $81,240 7,055 6.7%
9 Tremont 6,684 $133,591 5,298 7.4%
10 Brooklyn Center 8,644 $61,664 9,227 10.9%
11 West Boulevard 15,826 $68,371 8,965 10.0%
12 Forest Hills 10,516 $63,053 8,463 15.6%
13 Stockyards 6,228 $44,600 10,489 10.4%
14 Woodland Hills 8,564 $58,564 10,027 19.4%
15 University District 7,643 $118,271 6,609 5.6%
16 Mt Pleasant 15,023 $58,935 9,528 12.6%
17 Clark Fulton 10,111 $57,913 9,905 11.8%
18 Corlett 11,788 $58,193 9,603 16.5%
19 Detroit Shoreway 12,447 $84,206 8,457 9.6%
20 Downtown 7,808 $103,543 6,325 7.9%
21 Fairfax 5,176 $50,850 10,067 13.4%
22 Cudell 9,275 $52,660 9,730 15.1%
23 Hough 13,086 $73,056 9,346 14.0%
24 Indurstrial Valley 1,186 $13,100 11,116 7.6%
25 Euclid Green 5,177 $67,867 8,382 8.6%
26 Puritas Longmead 16,995 $69,795 8,410 9.9%
27 South Collinwood 10,316 $58,594 9,656 11.8%
28 Buckeye Shaker 11,819 $77,060 7,757 8.9%
29 Glenville 15,626 $59,919 9,954 16.9%
30 North Broadway 5,191 $37,364 10,756 16.1%
31 Union Miles Park 10,745 $53,469 9,857 19.8%
32 Central 10,870 $44,291 10,637 21.6%
33 Goodrich-Kirkland 3,878 $63,838 8,047 9.7%
34 South Broadway 15,680 $50,316 9,748 16.9%
35 Kinsmith 3,580 $38,186 10,914 17.6%
36 Saint Claire-Superior 6,113 $54,808 9,826 16.7%

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