Moving to Cleveland, OH

Thinking about moving to Cleveland?

Then maybe you’re already in on the secret: Cleveland isn’t what most of the country thinks it is. This is a Rust Belt city that’s come on top in the 21st century, channeling its grit and verve into growth and renewal.

Cleveland’s under-the-radar rebirth has allowed it to cultivate qualities that rarely exist together in other cities: it’s both a tech hotspot and is affordable. It’s both hipster and family-friendly. It’s urban but small-town friendly. And the best part is, Cleveland’s getting better every day. Cleveland is having its moment, so don’t miss out.

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Living

Cleveland is home to 385,809 Clevelanders. With an area of 77.7 square miles, Cleveland has a population density of 4,965 persons per square mile, which makes it more dense than many other cities of comparable size.

The Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area boasts a population of 2,055,612 people, of which Cleveland proper’s population makes up 19%.

Housing

Affordable housing is one of best things Cleveland has going for it. The median home value in Cleveland is $58,000, -71% below the US median value, according to Zillow. The median price per square foot in Cleveland is $48. Over the past 5 years, home values in Cleveland have increased by 2%.

Renters in Cleveland will also have an easy time finding affordable housing. The median rent in Cleveland is $839 per month, which is 41% lower than the US median. Over the past year, rental rates in Cleveland have decreased by 0.4%.

Economy

Cleveland’s economy is growing strong. The Cleveland metro area’s GDP grew by 17% between 2010 and 2015, from $109 billion in 2010 to $128 billion in 2015, a total increase of $19 billion. The metro area has a per capita GDP of $62,487. According to the US Census Bureau, the median household income in Cleveland, OH is $49,925, 16% higher than the national median. Cleveland’s unemployment rate is 6.4%.

Cleveland OH Arts and Entertainment

Dante

2247 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States

Fahrenheit

2417 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States

Fire Food and Drink

13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland

Flying Fig

2523 Market Ave., Cleveland

Greenhouse Tavern

2038 East Fourth St., Cleveland

Johnny's Bar

3164 Fulton Road, Cleveland

Lola Bistro

2058 East Fourth St., Cleveland

The Boiler 65

6410 Detroit Ave Cleveland, OH 44102

Ohio City Provisions

3208 Lorain Ave Cleveland, OH 44113

Restaurants
Dante
Fahrenheit
Fire Food and Drink
Flying Fig
Greenhouse Tavern
Johnny's Bar
Lola Bistro
The Boiler 65
Ohio City Provisions

Forest City Shuffleboard

4506 Lorain Ave Cleveland, OH 44102

Hansa

2717 Lorain Ave Cleveland, OH 44113

Collision Bend Brewing Company

1250 Old River Rd Cleveland, OH 44113

Hi and Dry Bowling and Beer

2221 Professor Ave Cleveland, OH 44113

Masthead Brewing Co.

1261 Superior Ave Cleveland, OH 44114

Edison's Pub

2373 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Parkview Nite Club

1261 W 58th St, Cleveland, OH 44102

Porco Lounge & Tiki Room

2527 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Harbor Inn Cafe

1219 Main Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Nightlife
Forest City Shuffleboard
Hansa
Collision Bend Brewing Company
Hi and Dry Bowling and Beer
Masthead Brewing Co.
Edison's Pub
Parkview Nite Club
Porco Lounge & Tiki Room
Harbor Inn Cafe

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1100 Rock & Roll Blvd Cleveland, OH 44114

The Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Blvd Cleveland, OH 44106

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

1 Wade Oval Dr Cleveland, OH 44106

Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114

Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 E Blvd University Cir Cleveland, OH 44106

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

11400 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44106

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

3900 Wildlife Way Cleveland, OH 44109

Greater Cleveland Aquarium

2000 Sycamore St Cleveland, OH 44113

Culture
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Great Lakes Science Center
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Weather

If you’re allergic to cold weather, Cleveland might not be for you. Cleveland winters are cold, with an average temperature of 32 degrees. Summers in Cleveland are cool, with an average temperature of 69 degrees. The average temperature in Spring is 59 degrees and the average temperature in Fall is 43 degrees.

If you’re moving to Cleveland, you better bring your umbrella! Cleveland sees an average 155 rainy days per year, and had an average annual rainfall of 39.1 inches. Cleveland is relatively humid, with an average annual relative humidity of 71. And don’t sweat it if you forget to pack your sunglasses. Cleveland only gets an average of 2,280 sunny hours per year and 66 sunny days, fewer than much of the rest of the country.

Crime

Cleveland does have some problems with violent crime, with a violent crime rate of 1,334 incidents per 100,000 persons according to the FBI, a higher rate than average. Property crime rates in Cleveland are relatively high, with a rate of 5,434 incidents per 100,000 persons, a higher rate than average.

Traffic

Ask anyone who lives in Cleveland what the city’s biggest problems are and traffic will almost certainly be one of them. According to a survey conducted by INRIX, the average commuter in Cleveland spends 18.9 hours in traffic each year, with about 5% of their time commuting in a traffic jam, a higher portion than average among US cities.

Cost of Living

Cleveland is a relatively affordable place to live with a low cost of living. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis‘s Regional Price Parity survey, which takes into account cost of living metrics including the price of goods and services and housing, Cleveland has a regional price parity of 97.8, -10.7% below the average for US metro areas.

Education

Cleveland’s workforce is not as educated as comparable cities. Only 17% is in possession of a Bachelor’s degree, and 12% of the population did not complete High School. Only 10% of the population has a Graduate or Professional degree.

Demographics

The median age in Cleveland is 40.8 years. 48.1% of the population in the Cleveland metro area is male, while 51.9% is female. 5.7% of the metro population is foreign born. In terms of racial demographics, Cleveland is 75% white and 20% African American.

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