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Old 08-01-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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I am a young male professional who is new to the area and could really use help deciding on a location to live. My current options are a location downtown, or a place on the east side(near beachwood). My job requires me to cover cleveland west/east and also down to akron/canton.

Some things to consider: I dont know many people in the area. My biggest hobby is working out. I really dont drink or party very often. I have weighed the pros and cons of each loacation but am still having trouble making a decision. If you could please provide insight into which area (also why/why not) I should choose I would really appreciate it! thank you for the help!
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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If you're covering both sides of Cleveland and Akron, Downtown is a great place to be based out of because you are very centrally located. In terms of where to live, it's easy to get around town and if you're not into the bar scene than you may want to base where you live on access to the parks to use for biking/running. Fortunately the park access in the Cleveland Metro is fantastic and you can live in any part of town. If you do decide to live in a further out suburb like Beachwood, you will have to work a bit harder to meet new people around town as most of the young professionals live in the more walkable towns and neighborhoods such as downtown, Ohio City, Tremont, Cle Heights and Lakewood. It's still doable however, and if you're active than access meetup or cleveland plays to join groups that way.

Cleveland is a great biking town because of the extensive trails, so if you're into working out it may be a good place to start. Good luck!
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Beachwood, OH
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I'd probably recommend Cleveland Heights. It's not too bad to the west side and the potential to meet other young professionals (and live near them) is worth more than the cost of having to drive an extra 10 minutes or whatever sometimes.

A lot of CH young professionals is probably bar-based, but there's a nice rec center and some good restaurants. You're close to festivals and the museums so there are opportunities to meet people and/or do stuff there that's not drinking/partying.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Ak-Rowdy, OH
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Wherever you land, I would check in with some of the young professional organizations as a quick and easy way to make some new connections in the area.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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As someone who works on the east side, but socializes on the west side, I've found University Circle a really great place to live. It's close to a nice gym (Case 1-2-1), and grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants, and museums are all in easy walking distance.

The Uptown Apartmetns are particularly nice: Sunny and Beautiful - Case/UH/Clinic/Museums/Severance Hall - $1720
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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Depends on your priorities---Beachwood is safer, significantly so. And you would still have full access to all the cultural amenties of University Circle and downtown.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Depends on your priorities---Beachwood is safer, significantly so. And you would still have full access to all the cultural amenties of University Circle and downtown.
Young people do not belong in Beachwood. Not at all.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Beachwood, OH
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Young people do not belong in Beachwood. Not at all.
Kind of this. Though, at 32, I still consider myself fairly young and I'm okay with it.

More "People without kids do not beling in Beachwood", IMO.
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