Cleveland July 19, 2019
Here Are The 8 Cheapest Yet Great Places To Live In Greater Cleveland
They say time is money, and this is particularly true for renters and homeowners in the more expensive neighborhoods in and around Cleveland. There is nothing more disheartening than living paycheck to paycheck, especially if you feel tied to an area because of family or a job. However, there are many neighborhoods and communities in and around Greater Cleveland that are surprisingly affordable places to live. Want to love where you live without breaking the bank? You’ll fall in love with these pretty communities.
1. Slavic Village
The area in and around Slavic Village is surprisingly affordable, with the median list
price per square foot running around $25
. This historic community was one of the earliest in the area to be settled, and it attracted some of the earliest Czech and Polish immigrants to Cleveland. Now experiencing an upswing, this community has reveled in its rich culture and has since blossomed into a fun Cleveland neighborhood that's always featuring something to do.
Euclid is somewhat infamous locally, due in part to elevated crime in certain neighborhoods and
Euclid v. Ambler,
one of the first cases in the United States to deal with zoning. However, it's worth noting that the property crime rate is actually fairly comparable to the national average, and business has been steady and prosperous for the past handful of years (perhaps due, in part, to the demolition and construction on the site of the old Euclid Square Mall). Plus, homes here have
a median value of around $78.4k
- a figure that has actually increased as its neighborhoods make continued improvements.
3. Garfield Heights
Are you ready to
to this delightfully quirky community? We adore this Christmas in July capture of the community, because it offers a unique glimpse into their energetic and tight-knit community atmosphere. This community has been recognized by national publications, such as
as a fantastic place to call home, a fact related to its affordable homes (the median home value is around $66k, according to
) and its delightful residents.
This Cleveland neighborhood is bustling in the best kind of way, and
homes here run around $97k
. This colorful community includes Shaker Square and part of the Larchmere District, and it also encompasses a section of homes once known as Little Hungary. It seems there's always something to do in this community, and residents and visitors alike are enamored with the culture of this Cleveland neighborhood.
5. Maple Heights
There's so much to love about Maple Heights! This enchanting little community boasts around 23,000 residents and a small-town atmosphere that's positively to die for. Its historic landscape attracted many early immigrants to the area, infusing it with an expansive culture. The best part? The
average home value is less than $60k
, making this a great community for those looking to downsize during their golden years or young people craving a place to put down roots.
6. Warrensville Heights
Warrensville Heights touts their friendliness, and it's undeniably a pleasant place to call home. This colorful community is home to around 13,500 residents, a group that enjoys a
median home value of about $73k
. This East Side suburb features much to do outdoors, and its proximity to highways and public transportation makes it ideal for commuters.
This picturesque eastern first ring suburb was first settled by great thinkers looking to utilize the falls of Tinkers Creek to fuel industry. As a community grew around this cluster of businesses, residents became enamored with the community's forested landscape and proximity to major transportation routes. Though a mere 13,000 residents call Bedford home, homes in this community
tend to value around $84.6k
Want to experience the culture and accessibility of life in Tremont without footing the bill for the area's high cost of living? The west side neighborhood of Clark-Fulton is your best bet. Here, the
median home value is less than $55k
, but, like Tremont, there's a notable bit of crime in this community. Nonetheless, it features many historic buildings, affordable and accessible amenities, and a cost of living that can't be beat.
If you’re searching for affordable places to live in Cleveland, you don’t have to look far! It is important to remember, however, that crime rates tend to be higher in communities closer to big cities, so use caution and common sense when you’re exploring potential neighborhoods to call home. Do you have roots in any of these communities?
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