Cleveland’s Lakefront Neighborhood Edgewater

Because of its location along the Lake and being on the westside of Cleveland, Edgewater never experienced serious blight and abandonment issues and has always been Cleveland’s more stable neighborhood with a rare pocket of wealth along the Lake and West Blvd. The neighborhood is now taking advantage of the general rise and interest in all of the westside of Cleveland north of 1-90. And by all measures it should be as this neighborhood has many attractive elements: decent walkable commercial district, good mix of housing stock and price point, great access to Edgewater Park and solid public transportation options with a 10 minute ride to downtown.
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Because of its location along the Lake and being on the westside of Cleveland, Edgewater never experienced serious blight and abandonment issues and has always been Cleveland’s more stable neighborhood with a rare pocket of wealth along the Lake and West Blvd. The neighborhood is now taking advantage of the general rise and interest in all of the westside of Cleveland north of 1-90. And by all measures it should be as this neighborhood has many attractive elements: decent walkable commercial district, good mix of housing stock and price point, great access to Edgewater Park and solid public transportation options with a 10 minute ride to downtown.

URBAN STRENGTHS:

* Edgewater Park is easily accessible from many points of the neighborhood
* Beautiful early 20th century mansions along the lake north of Clifton, and large 4-5 bedroom homes between Clifton and Detroit. Lots of beautiful tutor style apartments on Lake and Detroit Avenues.
* Decent commercial Districts on Detroit and Clifton. Many important amenities on W 117 but it’s mostly auto-centric.
* Redline stop at Detroit and West Blvd. and good bus access on Detroit and Clifton.
* Good mix of for sale price points. Can easily find a 3-4 bedroom for 100-200K south of Lake and 300K and above if home is near or on the lakefront. Million dollar homes on Edgewater. Lots of affordable and mid-level rentals available. Can easily find a 2-bedroom for under 1,000 K.

URBAN WEAKNESSES:

* Most of W 117 is very auto centric
*  No bike lanes other than within Edgewater park, but the City now has a dockless system in place.
* Walk to decent commercial areas often more than 1-2 mile in neighborhood.
* Some rougher/ blighted areas south of the railroad tracks.

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