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Old Mar 19th 2009, 11:41 pm
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Hi

Anybody who can provide advice about good, safe areas to rent reasonable priced apartments?

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Old Mar 20th 2009, 12:13 am
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Anybody who can provide advice about good, safe areas to rent reasonable priced apartments?

Thanks
Where in the Cleveland area are you interested in living? Downtown, East side, West side, south?
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I see from another thread that you're an MD. At which hospital will you be working? I live in Cleveland Heights, about 10 min from the Clinic and UH.
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I know of a place that is available to rent in Rocky River. Not top class but in a nice area, good access to the highways and not very expensive.
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Default Re: Anybody in cleveland, ohio?

Hi guys thanks for your comments.

I'll be working in Casewestern metrohealth.

I also have 2 kids so looking for decent schooling.

I' ve heard downtown is rough so probably want to avoid living there. I've heard Parma is affordable and decent area, with good schools.

Westlakes seems really nice but too expensive on my resident salary!!

Any ideas about buying foreclosed homes?

Thanks

BTW: my home city is Glasgow.
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Like Bill said, Cleveland Heights. I'll also throw in Garfield Heights, Lakewood and Fairview too. I'm way out on the east side up in Willoughby.

Not sure about apartments in those areas. Plenty of them up here on the east side, but getting to downtown from out here in the morning is a royal PITA
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Originally Posted by medici786 View Post
Hi guys thanks for your comments.

I'll be working in Casewestern metrohealth.

I also have 2 kids so looking for decent schooling.

I' ve heard downtown is rough so probably want to avoid living there. I've heard Parma is affordable and decent area, with good schools.

Westlakes seems really nice but too expensive on my resident salary!!

Any ideas about buying foreclosed homes?

Thanks

BTW: my home city is Glasgow.
Do you mean that you'll be working at MetroHealth Medical Center? Quite a coincidence... that's where I work.

Renting downtown would be fine if you were single, not a good choice if you have young kids. How old are the kids?

The area right around MetroHealth isn't so hot, so I'd rule that out. Westlake is very nice, but expensive. Rocky River, as suggested by Duncan, would be a good choice. Paul had good suggestions as well, but I must say I'm not that wild about Lakewood (very densely populated, lots of long streets with houses crammed close together; plenty of bars, though).

If you're thinking about buying, what would be your price range. There are LOTS of houses for sale throughout the Cleveland area right now. You could get a good deal without having to look at foreclosures.
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wow..that is a coincidence!!!

I'll be working in the dept of medicine there!

Where do you work? Maybe we'll bump into each other?

I was planning to rent for a few months and then look for houses, any good estate agents you can recommend mate?

cheers
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wow..that is a coincidence!!!

I'll be working in the dept of medicine there!

Where do you work? Maybe we'll bump into each other?

I was planning to rent for a few months and then look for houses, any good estate agents you can recommend mate?

cheers
I work in the research building; I'm a Ph.D. rather than an M.D.
I'll try to come up with the name of a real estate agent for you.
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I've heard Parma is affordable and decent area, with good schools.
You heard wrong! It's huge so there is affordability there but I personally don't think it's decen and the schools are not great.

You'll quickly find that there is a pretty big East v West vibe in Cleveland. In general the westsiders think the west side is great and the east side sucks and the eastsiders think the east side is great and west side sucks. I'm on the west side but I also think the east side is good. From my point of view, in general the east side is old money, quite diverse and interesting, the west side is new money, not that diverse and quite cookie cutter. Unfortunately schooling will be your problem, there are good schools around but they are not super close to where you're working.

Rocky River is a great area in my opinion, very good schools, interesting and very easy access to places. Westlake is good too, just round the corner from me, and Avon where I live is good. You also have Avon Lake and Bay Village that are worth a look. All those are west side. Estate agents are called realtors here and they are an interesting bunch. Can't really recommend any though. The place I mentioned in Rocky River is available (I know the owners), 2 bedroom but no AC or dishwasher. Pretty basic really but I used to live there and it did me for a couple of years! The downside you face in general is that doing a short term rental may not be an option. If it is it may be at a premium. There are so many places available to buy and rent though people may be getting desperate.
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You heard wrong! It's huge so there is affordability there but I personally don't think it's decen and the schools are not great.

You'll quickly find that there is a pretty big East v West vibe in Cleveland. In general the westsiders think the west side is great and the east side sucks and the eastsiders think the east side is great and west side sucks. I'm on the west side but I also think the east side is good. From my point of view, in general the east side is old money, quite diverse and interesting, the west side is new money, not that diverse and quite cookie cutter. Unfortunately schooling will be your problem, there are good schools around but they are not super close to where you're working.
I knew someone would be hating on Parma before long
It wouldn't be my first choice either... a rather bland, unattractive suburb IMHO.

To medici - the East side/West side thing is something that the natives get riled up about, but it's really much ado about nothing. East or West is relative to the Cuyahoga river, btw. Most of the artsy institutions are on the East side... Case Western is East, MetroHeath is West. There are nice places to live on both sides of the river. Incidentally, there are some very attractive neighborhoods in Cleveland proper (eg. West Park) but the Cleveland schools are pretty lousy.
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Thanks folks, appreciate ur thoughts.
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I have family that live in the west side of Cleveland. Rocky River and Westlake seem like nice areas to live. Lots of families and I believe the City of Cleveland requires police and fireman to live within the city limits and there's quite a number of those professionals living on the west side of the city.

If you're originally from Glasgow, I suppose you won't have a problem with the Cleveland winters.
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Originally Posted by medici786 View Post
I was planning to rent for a few months and then look for houses, any good estate agents you can recommend mate?

cheers
Sent you a Private Message about an estate agent.
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Greetings and welcome to Cleveland,
I've been here for five years ( and even Parma isnt that bad....).
I moved here from Chicago, rented initially in Sagamore Hills as I worked then in Brecksville. Brecksville has some reasonable rentals (a fact that is not widely advetised) and good schools. I'm now in the Independence area.
Enjoy where ever you decide to go.

Also the winters arent that bad.................
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