LIVING HERE: Urban Neighborhoods
The Flats East Bank apartments in downtown Cleveland offer urban living on the water.
• Population: Over 20,000 Downtown Residents (as of Q3 2021)
• Median Household Income: $54,834
• Median Home Value: $196,623
Economic revitalization and an influx of young professionals have made Downtown Cleveland the place to be. Loft-style apartments and condos offer the best of urban living in trendy neighborhoods like East 4th Street/Gateway District, the Warehouse District on West 6th Street, and the East Bank of the Flats along the Cuyahoga River. For more information, contact Downtown Cleveland Alliance at 216.736.7799, downtowncleveland.com.
• Population: 45,514
• Median Household Income: $30,538
• Median Home Value: $161,512
The Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, which includes Gordon Square Arts District and Edgewater Park, runs east-west along Detroit Avenue about two miles from downtown. Mid-19th century single-family homes and duplexes as well as recently constructed townhouses and condominiums offer a range of pricing options, great city views and direct access to Lake Erie's waterfront. For more information, contact the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization at 216.961.4242; dsdo.org.
• Population: 11,508
• Median Household Income: $60,000
• Median Home Value: $150,000
Just up the hill from University Circle on Cleveland’s east side is Little Italy. Old World meets New World in this eclectic neighborhood, where artists and college students mingle with multi-generational families on streets lined with traditional Italian restaurants and bakeries, upscale cafés, contemporary shops and fineart galleries. About three-quarters of the houses—well-maintained mid-19th century homes—are rentals, mixed with higher-end condo developments including Villa Carabelli, Random Road Lofts and Quattro. For more information, contact Little Italy Cleveland at 216.421.2995; littleitalycleveland.com.
• Population: 9,279
• Median Household Income: $27,092
• Median Home Value: $66,851
Centered around the intersection of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue on Cleveland’s near-west side, Ohio City is one of the oldest yet trendiest Cleveland neighborhoods. Ohio City owes its renaissance largely to a recent influx of lively restaurants, cafés and microbreweries, but this is also where you’ll find the historic West Side Market, the highly regarded St. Ignatius Catholic Jesuit High School, moderately priced houses and newer townhomes with river and city views. For more information, contact Ohio City Incorporated at 216.781.3222; ohiocity.org.
• Population: 2,900
• Median Household Income: $27,728
• Median Home Value: $191,159
Tremont, just south of Ohio City, is one of the city’s most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods. Tremont offers a range of rentals, including loft-style apartments, as well as modern townhomes and renovated houses for sale. Charming cafés, shops, galleries and other small businesses make this walkable neighborhood appealing to anyone who seeks urban living along with a strong sense of community. For more information, contact Tremont West Development Corporation at 216.575.0920; tremontwest.org.
• Population: 7,835
• Median Household Income: $62,622
• Median Home Value: $168,731
Five miles east of Public Square, University Circle is where arts, culture and higher learning institutions intersect with two nationally renowned healthcare centers, historic architecture, public gardens, luxury apartments and condos, student-friendly eateries and eclectic entertainment venues. University Circle is perfect for anyone interested in establishing roots within walking distance of world-famous museums while having easy access to public transportation and downtown Cleveland. For more information, contact University Circle Inc. at 216.791.3900; universitycircle.org.