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Reasons to be Ecstatic About Moving to Cleveland

Greater Cleveland is an incredible place to live, work and play. Yes, we can pride ourselves as the medical capital of the world because of our second-to-none hospital systems. We celebrate notable institutions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Playhouse Square (to name a few). And while it was a long time coming, we now have an NBA championship, a world-class baseball team and the best fans in the world, to boot – GO BROWNS! While there are many attractions that make Greater Cleveland entertaining and fun, there are even more reasons why this community has become the ultimate place to call HOME.

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Read about what is attracting young professionals and families alike to Cleveland: 

Communities That Keep You Company

The value of living in Cleveland goes far beyond the monetary value. The numbers don’t lie, Cleveland and its suburbs are extremely affordable places to buy real estate.  The communities  surrounding Downtown Cleveland provide, charm, a strong sense of community and a place to call home. Click here for a list of over 50 of our favorite communities!

Places like Shaker Heights provide great relocation resources including a free driving tour of the city – giving you a customized experience of your potential new home. Chagrin Falls adds undeniable charm. The Popcorn Shop is a must-visit spot! Communities like Avon Lake, Bratenahl and Rocky River offer some beautiful Lakefront Properties. There are so many incredible communities throughout NEO, it is important to do your research about which is the best place for you and your real estate agent is a great resource to identifying that perfect fit.

Cleveland Waterfront
Cleveland Waterfront

Entertainment and Economic Growth

The combination of the affordable living costs and the vast entertainment venues make Greater Cleveland an ultimate young professional destination. Whether you want to live in the heart of downtown, or in the suburbs, it’s good to know what the city and beyond offers.

Playhouse Square, second only to New York as the largest performing arts center, is historically a city staple. Playhouse Square has become a hub for entertainment lovers, foodies and trendy apartments. University Circle exudes fine arts and entertainment as the home of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Severance Hall in University Circle

Real Estate Affordability and Amenities

In NEO, you do not need to sacrifice plush amenities in your home due to ridiculously high prices.

Simply put, according to Best Places – Cost of Living Calculator – overall, New York City is 112% more expensive than Cleveland. Specifically talking real estate, housing is 827% more expensive in NYC than CLE.

Yes, that is a comparison to one of the largest cities in the country, but we also compared Cleveland to Minneapolis, a city extremely comparable in size. Best Places estimated housing costs in Minneapolis are 279% more expensive than in Cleveland.


Looking at a home with the pool? Or maybe you’re considering a home with a new master bath. In Greater Cleveland, you can say yes to both. If you are moving to Cleveland from a larger city, you will be pleasantly surprised with how far your dollar goes. This is something extremely important to note for families and young professionals – affordability applies to everyone. The only limit to what you can achieve with your home is your imagination!

When thinking about the suburbs and the city of Cleveland, you must note the growth and industry opportunities available. As a national and international leader in healthcare and manufacturing, your career can prosper. So educate yourself about the opportunities throughout greater Cleveland because the possibilities are endless.

No matter what reason you are relocating to Cleveland, you can educate yourself about the opportunities throughout Greater Cleveland because the possibilities are truly endless.