The 10 Best Cleveland, OH Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Cleveland.
Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland

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 2019:

  1. Kamm’s Corner (Homes)
  2. Edgewater (Homes)
  3. Old Brooklyn (Homes)
  4. Jefferson (Homes)
  5. Ohio City-West Side (Homes)
  6. Tremont (Homes)
  7. University District (Homes)
  8. Downtown (Homes)
  9. Riverside (Homes)
  10. West Boulevard (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Cleveland for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Kamm’S Corner looks to be the best Cleveland neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Cleveland hoods in 2019

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 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, Ohio has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Kamm

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 19,117
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $120,510 (3rd best)
Median Income: $54,620 (1st best)
More on Kamm’s Corner: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Edgewater Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,397
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $84,333 (6th best)
Median Income: $31,751 (11th best)
More on Edgewater: Homes For Sale | Data

Old Brooklyn Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 33,665
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $75,007 (9th best)
Median Income: $39,720 (4th best)
More on Old Brooklyn: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Jefferson Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 18,606
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $71,164 (10th best)
Median Income: $35,382 (5th best)
More on Jefferson: Homes For Sale | Data

Ohio City-West Side Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,075
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $124,250 (2nd best)
Median Income: $34,090 (6th best)
More on Ohio City-West Side: Homes For Sale | Data

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

Tremont Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,533
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $119,745 (4th best)
Median Income: $40,561 (3rd best)
More on Tremont: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,940
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $130,729 (1st best)
Median Income: $23,188 (26th best)
More on University District: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,632
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $102,343 (5th best)
Median Income: $32,825 (9th best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,886
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $77,760 (8th best)
Median Income: $49,125 (2nd best)
More on Riverside: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,105
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $60,388 (16th best)
Median Income: $33,090 (8th best)
More on West Boulevard: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Cleveland where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Cleveland aren’t all good. Kinsmith takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Cleveland.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Cleveland For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Kamm’s Corner 19,117 $120,510 $54,620
2 Edgewater 7,397 $84,333 $31,751
3 Old Brooklyn 33,665 $75,007 $39,720
4 Jefferson 18,606 $71,164 $35,382
5 Ohio City-West Side 9,075 $124,250 $34,090
6 Tremont 6,533 $119,745 $40,561
7 University District 7,940 $130,729 $23,188
8 Downtown 8,632 $102,343 $32,825
9 Riverside 2,886 $77,760 $49,125
10 West Boulevard 16,105 $60,388 $33,090
11 Detroit Shoreway 13,013 $78,541 $29,382
12 Buckeye Shaker 10,927 $69,320 $27,529
13 Lee Miles 13,367 $68,771 $32,362
14 Puritas Longmead 17,093 $64,674 $33,765
15 Brooklyn Center 8,550 $59,609 $27,133
16 North Collinwood 13,292 $65,056 $28,721
17 Euclid Green 5,009 $58,367 $24,830
18 Clark Fulton 10,461 $54,320 $22,988
19 Cudell 10,225 $49,000 $27,092
20 Corlett 11,427 $53,300 $24,807
21 Goodrich-Kirkland 3,969 $44,550 $27,387
22 Mt Pleasant 14,720 $48,660 $21,606
23 Hough 12,978 $70,611 $18,621
24 Forest Hills 9,330 $49,367 $23,950
25 South Collinwood 10,569 $52,906 $25,257
26 Stockyards 7,306 $37,389 $24,661
27 Glenville 14,055 $48,456 $24,172
28 South Broadway 15,326 $47,116 $25,689
29 Saint Claire-Superior 5,828 $45,892 $21,081
30 Woodland Hills 7,509 $29,836 $19,499
31 Union Miles Park 9,750 $43,654 $20,104
32 Indurstrial Valley 1,068 $10,633 $24,205
33 Fairfax 4,530 $32,467 $18,236
34 Central 11,532 $43,682 $15,904
35 North Broadway 5,296 $22,455 $22,007
36 Kinsmith 3,270 $36,114 $13,967

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