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Cleveland: The Land of Charming Homes

There are so many reasons why charming homes are and always will be a popular purchase in Real Estate. The Cleveland-Area is home to many neighborhoods with older homes, ranging from Tudor-style treasures to incredible century homes. From Chagrin Falls to Shaker Heights, these older homes charm with amenities like massive wood burning fireplaces, rustic wrap-around porches, lots of land, wonderful walkable neighborhoods and more.  It’s easy to let a charming old home win your heart. 

Here are some of our favorite features of homes that are 50 years old or more: 

Lots and Lots of Land

Many older Cleveland-Area homes were built on incredible pieces of land. These lots were planned well in advance and spotlight some perfect views. Known as the Forrest City, many Cleveland-Area lots overlook incredible greenery and spotlight winding rivers. Live right in the middle of nature in neighborhoods like Moreland Hills, Gates Mills and Hunting Valley. Who wouldn’t want to wake up and have their morning coffee in a scene like this?

1810 County Line Rd, Gates Mills, OH 44040
1810 County Line Rd, Gates Mills, OH 44040

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On top of incredible views of nature, some of the area’s charming homes lay on our very own Lake Erie. Looking for a waterfront property? Check out neighborhoods like Bay Village, Bratenahl and Avon Lake.

13303 Lake Shore Blvd, Bratenahl, OH 44108
13303 Lake Shore Blvd, Bratenahl, OH 44108

It’s all About the Details.

Pre World War II construction is known for being well-made. In addition to this, many older homes feature intricate details that newer homes lack. From useful built-ins to decorative bannisters, take a tour of some of my listings’ fabulous finishings:   

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Lakeshore Blvd, Bratenahl
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64 W. Washington, Chagrin Falls
64 W. Washington, Chagrin Falls
64 W. Washington, Chagrin Falls

It’s a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

While so many of Cleveland’s Real Estate gems lay on massive plots of land, others are tucked tightly into the area’s coziest neighborhoods. The neighborhoods in Northeast Ohio are already established and have a unique character to them. Picking the right neighborhood is key to finding the right home. Some older neighborhoods will be very quiet and laid back, but others have a strong sense of community and will be happy to add a new member to their circle. 

2940 Kingsley Rd, Shaker Heights
2940 Kingsley Rd, Shaker Heights

Neighborhoods like Shaker Heights offer classic, Tudor-style homes, access to public transportation and are close to downtown Cleveland.

Other neighborhoods, like Chagrin Falls and Hudson are nestled deeper in the suburbs but offer a family-friendly villages that feature dining, shopping and nightlight to residents. 

64 W Washington St, Chagrin Falls
64 W Washington St, Chagrin Falls

You should always consider the type of neighborhood you would feel most comfortable in before choosing your home. 

Being Charming Isn’t Always Easy, but It’s Worth it.

Yes, many older home styles were designed to have smaller rooms, fewer bathrooms, detached garages and infrequent storage space.  However, considering an older home may be just the right thing for your family.