It's for Cleveland magazine's rating the suburbs issue with lots of helpful statistics and details regarding safety and affordability.
Personally I would recommend Mayfield Hts, Univ Hts, Lyndhurst, Beachwood, Streetsboro, Twinsburg.
Stay away from S. Euclid, Euclid, Wickliffe, Clev Hts, Shaker Hts, Ohio City, Tremont & anything within Cleveland city limits.
- number/percent of rental properties
- crime statistics
- population info (age, race, people living in each household)
- housing values over time
- number of homes currently on the market
If you provide just the publicly-available facts, I wouldn't think that would be violating any laws or rules. The key is to make sure the buyer comes to his own conclusion.
@shay: I think it would help if we knew a price range for what you're looking for. Also, how far from Cleveland is acceptable for you? On the west side, I would recommend Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, Westlake, Bay Village, Fairview Park, Rocky River. I'll let others speak for the east and south sides of town. If you want to be within the city of Cleveland, stick near West Park/Kamm's Corner. Also keep in mind that if you build brand new in the city of Cleveland, you get 15 years of 100% tax abatement. You can get some very nice, new places in Ohio City/Tremont....but be aware that these areas may not be as safe as you prefer (don't go for long walks at night).
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The best suburbs are Faiview Park, North Olmsted, University Heights, Mayfield Heights, Beachwood
Someone listed Lakewood - I currently live in Lakewood and I hate to say it but , honestly, it's going down hill. There's too many rental properties and the landlords are renting to 'shady' people which is taking the neighborhoods down. The police service is excellent but I'd rather live in a community where I dont need the police often - even if they do respond very fast!
These are my personal opinions. I am in no way an expert, realtor, nor have I done any market research. I'm just speaking from my experience of living in the Cleveland area all my life (31yrs)! If I were looking to buy a home these are the areas that I'd be looking in (if I could afford it!) I'm currently looking but I cant afford anything in these areas. : (