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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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Quick Facts About Westlake


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Westlake is 4.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Westlake jobs have Increased by 0.25 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Westlake's cost of living is 13.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Westlake's population is 32,428 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 20.02 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Westlake is $250,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.25%.
    SCHOOLS
    Westlake public schools spend $24,735 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Westlake.

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  7/5/2009
Great Place to live

I have been living in Westlake for over 5 years and I absolutely love it! Crocker Park is a wonderful place to hang out with the family and pets and there are great... (Read More)

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  12/1/2006
Great community but...

people are a little stodgy and snobbish and taxes are definitely NOT low. You get taxed for everything, including double-taxed for working in another community (i.e.... (Read More)

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  12/15/2005
Loved it.

I am a Southerner, but the best years of my life were in Westlake. The Cleveland Metroparks are tops. ... (Read More)

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