Condos in Cleveland
Things to do
What are the perks of buying a Condo in Cleveland,OH?
Ready to trade your rent payment for a mortgage payment but not quite ready for your home to become your hobby? A Cleveland, OH condo might be the answer.
Cleveland gives prospective buyers their choice of many vibrant, culturally-rich neighborhoods. From century-old build-outs to modern new construction – Cleveland has options. Plus, the City of Cleveland offers 100 percent tax abatement for 15 years on all new residential construction in Cleveland.
History of Cleveland
History of Cleveland
Cleveland was founded in 1796 by General Moses Cleavlend, a former officer of the Revolutionary War. General Cleaveland led a group of surveyors through the Northwest Territory where they carved out Cleveland at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. As the story goes, a local newspaper could not fit the entire name “Cleaveland” on a masthead, so the decision was made to drop the “e” and the new spelling of Cleveland stuck. Cleveland saw tremendous growth starting in the mid 19th century thanks to the completion of the Ohio and Erie canal. During Cleveland’s heyday, mansions were built along Euclid Avenue, referred to as Millionaire’s Row, and wealthy industrialists began endowing their fortunes to support cultural organizations, healthcare institutions and other worthy non-profits. Cleveland is slowly losing its reputation as a “rust belt” city as new leadership, major capital projects, and the thriving start-up ecosystem is propelling Cleveland’s economy away from its industrial base.
Things to do in Cleveland
Things to do in Cleveland
Living in a condo in downtown Cleveland, Ohio gives you more time to play and explore the unexpected. Cleveland has done a phenomenal job in repurposing some grand historic structures.
On the corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue you will find the Beaux Arts-inspired Heinen’s Grocery Store. The glorious building has a stunning rotunda and exquisite glass ceiling. According to the grocer’s website, George Browne Post, architect of the New York Stock Exchange, designed and built this building initially as the corporate home of Cleveland Trust.
Restaurant owner Frank Sinito turned the century-old National City Bank Building into the sophisticated and glitzy Marble Room Steak and Raw Bar. Retaining much of the building’s grandeur, the architecture features Corinthian columns, gilded ceiling tiles, and a grand marble staircase.
The last place of architectural interest to check out in the downtown area is the JACK Cleveland Casino, originally the home of the Higbee’s Department Store. Located on Public Square, the store was prominently featured in the 1983 movie A Christmas Story.
Live where you play. East 4th is home to top-notch restaurants and entertainment hotspots. Enjoy dinner at The Butcher & The Brewer or Mabel's BBQ and later take in a comedy show at Pickwick & Frolic or a concert at the House of Blues, and finish the evening with a nightcap at the Society Lounge.
If you are a sports fan, Progressive Field, home of major league baseball’s Cleveland Guardians and The Rocket Field House, home to the Cleveland Cavaliers are just down the street.
Many condo options exist in the East 4th District, located between Prospect and Euclid Avenues. Condos in this area feature units with architectural interest and modern amenities. Residents who work at the Cleveland Clinic or at University Hospitals, have an easy commute to work on the RTA Healthline, a hybrid bus line that runs the length of Euclid Avenue from downtown to uptown, with service to University Circle.
Cleveland is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio.
According to the U.S. Census, Cleveland is the second largest city in Ohio and is home to 372,624 people. Located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, which is also a natural border between the U.S. and Canada, Cleveland experiences all four seasons.
Lake Erie affects the city’s climate in many ways. Lakefront neighborhoods will enjoy a pleasant lake breeze during the hot summer months and warmer temperatures in fall and winter. Lake Erie is also responsible for the phenomenon of “lake effect” snow that can dump several inches of snow in communities miles away from the lake. Fortunately, if you live and work in Cleveland, you will most likely not experience lake effect snow.
Winter snowfall averages 54 inches annually with low temperatures averaging around 21 degrees. Spring is a mixed bag of weather similar to many other cities near one of the five Great Lakes. Temperatures will rise by ten degrees from March through May with average temperatures ranging from 40-60 degrees. Summer temperatures average 82 degrees. The fall season brings very pleasant temperatures that average between 65-75 degrees depending on the month.
Arts in Cleveland
Arts in Cleveland
The Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood, located two miles west of downtown Cleveland on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie is home to trendy restaurants, theaters, coffee shops, wine bars, eclectic vintage retail shops, and art galleries. There is no shortage of condo options, many with lake views in this very walkable diverse community.
The 78th Street Studios in the heart of Gordon Square (West 65th Street and Detroit Avenue), is the largest fine arts complex in Northeast Ohio with over 60 galleries and studios spread throughout an old industrial building.
The Flats, located along the Cuyahoga River, is a popular entertainment and residential district. During the summer months, the Flats are energized by festivals, concerts, and the revving of boat engines docking along the bars and nightclubs on the Cuyahoga River.
Edgewater is a lakefront park located just west of downtown along the Memorial Shoreway. The 2400 foot beach features swimming access, a beach house, and a dog friendly beach.
Wendy Park offers 22 acres of green space right on the edge of downtown Cleveland.
Lakewood Park is a 31 acre lakefront park located just over the western border of Cleveland in the city of Lakewood. The park has both active and passive entertainment options including playgrounds, tennis courts, a skatepark, a pool and a paved promenade where you can enjoy views of Lake Erie and Cleveland’s skyline.
The Cleveland Metroparks. With access to 24,000 acres, the Cleveland Metroparks welcomes 20 million people to visit and enjoy the green space, trails, parks, beaches, golf courses and zoo each year. Many Cleveland condo dwellers have easy – walkable or bikeable – access to many of its parks and reservations.
The Westside Market. The Westside Market is a Cleveland icon. The imposing structure at the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue greets 1 million visitors a year. They come for the fresh produce, meats, and prepared food, but also for the experience of exploring different food ethnicities. It's both a destination and a neighborhood market and is easily accessible by car, Rapid (Cleveland’s local rail service) or by foot from homes and condos in Ohio City.
Top 7 Reasons to Buy a Condo in Cleveland.
Affordable standard of living
Eligible for Cleveland’s 15-year tax abatement
Easy access to parks
Top notch public and private schools
Access to mass transit.
Schools in Cleveland
Schools in Cleveland
Cleveland is home to one of the best universities in the United States, Case Western Reserve University, located in University Circle, the cultural epicenter of Cleveland. For the “Eds and Meds” who desire to live close to campus, many apartment and condo options are available. According to their website, Case Western Reserve University offers more than 100 undergraduate programs, about 160 graduate and professional options and more than 145 dual-degree programs. Their programs span arts, sciences, engineering, law, management, medicine, nursing, dentistry and social work Other notable universities include, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, both in University Circle as well, Cleveland State University in midtown and Cuyahoga County Community College. Just outside of Cleveland you will find John Carroll University, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College, Baldwin Wallace College, and Oberlin College. Residents in Cleveland have many options for primary and secondary school offerings including: Cleveland Montessori, Urban Community, Metro Cathoic, Campus International School, Cleveland Central Catholic, Saint Martin de Porres High School, St. Ignatius High School, and Hawken’s Mastery School.
Being a condo owner gives you the best of both worlds — the opportunity to build equity without the time committment of outdoor maintenance. Affordable housing is the primary driver of purchasing condos in Cleveland. It’s the culture, people, and amenities that’s the icing on the cake.
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