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Shay, Home Buyer in Canton, MI

I am considering a Move from Michigan to the Cleveland Ohio area. What are the safest areas that are still?

Asked by Shay, Canton, MI Mon Mar 17, 2008

somewhat affordible?

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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.
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@ezsalesteam: I believe you can at least provide the facts to a potential buyer, to allow them to make a decision. Show him the following for area cities:
- 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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Dont be afraid, just come on down to tha ghetto, I recomend east 55th st clair or 86 th and Quincy or if you are trying to highline, 79th and platt or 131st and miles or west side , west 70th and clark
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 27, 2008
If you are a first time homebuyer in Parma, you may qualify for a first time homebuyer program.

First Time Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance
This is a loan to assist income eligible first time homebuyers with the purchase of a single-family dwelling in Parma. Loan is equal to 10% of the purchase price, maximum $10,000. Loan is forgiven over a period of 5 years. Income limits apply. Applications available January 2, 2008.…

If interested check out my home for sale, 7924 Dartworth Dr. Parma, OH 44129.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 27, 2008
Are you looking inside of the Cleveland limits? There may be a few within the city limits, but your best bet is in a close suburb. Parma City, Parma Heights, Solon and Beachwood are some of the better suburbs. Others to consider are Garfield Hts, Brecksville, and North Olmsted. I have a nice home in Garfield Hts going for a good price. If you'd like to see it I can provide you with more details.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 25, 2008
Hi there are many safe suburbs if interested in moving soon I have a great house for sale that is just on the market in Parma Heights.Please email me I can send you Pic.and answer any questions Have a great day
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 25, 2008
The best areas in the inner city are Lee/Harvard/Miles, Kamms area, West Park area

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. : (
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 28, 2008
in cleveland stay away from the city,,go to the subverbs and try the city of lorain ohio,,zip is 44055,,quiet and peacefull,,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
You are asking a question that can't be answered by a licensed realtor because that would be "steering" and we are not allowed to do this. However, once you have checked the local crime statistics or talked to friends and decide on an area that works for you. i would love to assist you if you end up in the Greater Cleveland Area. However, it looks like you are moving down south in Canton. Either way, good luck.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 20, 2008
There are many great areas to live in N. E. Ohio!!!!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2008
Lakewood, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Avon and Berea ....
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