Best Neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio

Founded in 1796, Cleveland is the 2nd largest city in Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga; the most populous county in the state. With a metropolitan population of approximately 2.9 million residents, Cleveland is the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Cleveland is home to Playhouse Square Center, the second largest performing arts center in the United States behind New York's Lincoln Center. It is one of the "Five" major orchestras in the United States. In addition to being known for its fine classical music, Cleveland is considered the Rock and Roll capital of the world.

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Basketball - Cavaliers

Baseball - Indians

Football - Browns

Hockey - Lake Erie Monsters

Crime Rate

Like a number of major cities, Cleveland has a high crime rate; however there are pockets of neighborhoods and communities that are safer.

Top Neighborhoods

Detroit Shoreway is Cleveland's retail hub and a vital neighborhood, that resides on the four corners of Detroit Avenue. The neighborhood is centered around Gordon Square, which is planfully becoming the cultural and artistic center for the residents on the west side of Cleveland. A great deal of the infrastructure of the Detroit Shoreway is being renovated. The idea is for Detroit Shoreway to be not only pedestrian friendly but also transit friendly for greater accessibility.

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Tremont is located just south of downtown Cleveland, and is one of the city's oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The area is centered on Lincoln Park; a large green area lined with restored Victorian homes, trendy restaurants and historic churches. Housing in Tremont ranges from luxury condos to simple frame houses. Tremont has a host of restaurants offering varied cuisines from the exquisite to the kind that warms the soul. Tremont is known for its many art galleries and one-of-a-kind boutiques. The neighborhood hosts a monthly art walk and boasts the largest concentration of historic churches of any neighborhood in America. Many of these edifices reflect the ethnic culture of the area's late 19th and early 20th century immigrants.

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Shaker Square located in Cleveland at the edge of Shaker Heights, Shaker Square is a diverse and historic neighborhood. Shaker Square was started by the Van Sweringen brothers in 1922. The centerpiece Shaker Square is an octagonal shopping district by the same name. This Ohio shopping Mecca is filled with restaurants, stores, and services. As interesting today as it was in the 1920s, Shaker Square continues to attract residents, shoppers, and artists. The Shaker Square area has over 4000 rental units and 1500 single and two-family homes. Housing ranges from the architecturally wonderful Moreland Courts recently converted to condominium buildings to the modern Larchmere Boulevard. Shaker Square is the oldest planned shopping district in the state and the second oldest in the nation.

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Downtown is the epicenter of business, government and entertainment in Cleveland. The theatre district also calls downtown home. There are a number of mixed use areas in downtown. The numbers of available lofts, condominiums, and apartments in the Warehouse District and other mixed use areas have consistently been on the rise since 2000. There are a host of restaurants, trendy shops, bars and nightclubs in the downtown area to keep the residents entertained. There are new mixed use buildings continuing to be developed in the downtown area to meet the growing needs of Cleveland's young urban professional population.

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Ohio City is one of Cleveland's oldest neighborhoods. Ohio City is known for its diverse and tasty restaurants. Among the best are: The Flying Fig, Momocho, Great Lakes Brewery - a Cleveland landmark, The Westside Market. Westside is a great food market, with open air vending selling great food, flowers and more. Ohio City boasts interesting and diverse shops as well, including the Glass Bubble and the Funky Buddha. There are a number of small green spaces throughout Ohio City, offering beautiful tree lined paths and exquisite vistas. People watching are also a great park past time enjoyed by many of Ohio City's residents. With all that this historic community has to offer, why go anywhere else?

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Slavic Village is a Cleveland neighborhood, just south of downtown. It is bounded by I-77 on the west, E. 79th St. on the east, and Harvard to the south. Today, the area is filled with fun restaurants and interesting quaint food stores, new housing developments, and classic century homes. Even though half the homes in Slavic Village are privately owned, the remainders are rental properties. Unlike most cities, however, in Slavic, the landlord may live right down the street. New development is cropping up all over Slavic Village. Slavic Village boasts some affordable, eclectic and delicious restaurants. Among them are: The Red Chimney, DeNoble's and Seven Roses Deli.

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