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Pros

-Arts & culture
-Revitalized downtown
-Attractive neighborhoods

Cons

-Industrial areas
-Economic cycles
-Cloudy, wet climate


What Bert Has To Say About Cleveland-Elyria Metro Area


Cleveland is a major industrial city and gateway with a storied past and an improving future. The city’s industrial heritage is notable, with steel mills and shipping facilities along the waterfront and in the Cuyahoga River valley to the south. A number of factors—the decline of core industries in the 60’s and 70’s, the decay of the inner city, and pollution problems which culminated in the ignition of the river into a fiery inferno—gave the city a black eye from which it is still recovering, and the local nickname “mistake on the Lake.” A massive urban renewal program has cleaned up some of the industrial zones, created the entertainment-oriented “Flats” waterfront section, and brought new sports stadiums into the city.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Lakewood is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lakewood jobs have Increased by 0.25 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lakewood's cost of living is 6.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Lakewood's population is 50,656 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -15.18 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Lakewood is $137,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.66%.
    SCHOOLS
    Lakewood public schools spend $13,529 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Lakewood.

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  2/12/2014
Eclectic at it's Best!

Lakewood, Ohio has the best of everything. Restaurants, small business, walkability, library, theater, schools, century homes, front porches, neighborhoods, parks, Lake... (Read More)

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  9/20/2013
AMAZING!

If you get a job in Cleveland, THIS IS THE PLACE TO LIVE! It has something for everybody. I was raised here and never knew anything else at this time. Once I went away... (Read More)

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  8/26/2013
Can't Wait to Move Here

I haven't lived here, but have spent a lot of time in the area, and most certainly will move here when I finally can move back to the Cleveland area in a few years. I... (Read More)

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