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 (Homes)
- Edgewater (Homes)
- Kamm’s Corner (Homes)
- Lee Miles (Homes)
- Old Brooklyn (Homes)
- North Collinwood (Homes)
- Jefferson (Homes)
- Riverside (Homes)
- Tremont (Homes)
- 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
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
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.
More on Kamm’s Corner: Real Estate | Data
4. Lee Miles
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.
More on Lee Miles: Real Estate | Data
5. Old Brooklyn
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.
More on Old Brooklyn: Real Estate | Data
6. North Collinwood
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
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
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.
More on Tremont: Real Estate | Data
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
For more reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cleveland
|1||Ohio City-West Side||8,634|
|31||Union Miles Park||10,745|