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Old 05-21-2015, 09:09 AM
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Personally, I would check out communities located between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the Akron/Canton airport. Hopkins alone, but especially with the inclusion of Akron/Canton, would give you better connections and some of the best fares of any of the cities that you are considering.

As you're interested in natural beauty, this would put you close to Cuyahoga Valley National Park and great "Metro Parks." Ohio is somewhat unique in that for almost a century many of its urban areas have been building massive nature preserves, such as Cleveland's "Emerald Necklace." You also would have easy access to Lake Erie's recreational attributes and Ohio Amish Country. Metro parks are county or multi-county park districts with typically free admission for everyone.

Hinckley, with a large Cleveland Metropark, would be one place for consideration, although you likely would want to live closer to the intersection of I-77 and I-80, perhaps Richfield, southern Brecksville, or even Peninsula, although you might have to look outside those communities for under 200K and a smaller house.

Cleveland Metroparks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Summit Metro Parks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


If you're a AAA member, order a "Northeast Ohio" map, if interested in this suggestion.

Cleveland is one of the nation's cultural and foodie centers and a major pro sports city, if that is a consideration.

The west side of Cleveland doesn't get as much snow as the snow belt to the northeast of the city.

Cleveland: Tips for Visiting Cleveland - TripAdvisor

Cleveland: Day Trips - TripAdvisor

Check out the Cleveland and Akron/Canton forums.

Check out flight availability and fares for any city that you are considering, as well how much of your travel could easily be done by car from any city that you are considering.

Columbus and Cincinnati also have good Metropark systems.

Of course, you could choose to just live close to Cleveland Hopkins, perhaps to the west in Lorain Country, off I-480.


Check out state parks, national park, state forest and state park availability for any area that you are considering. Here are a couple assets in central Ohio, west of Columbus, that are not well known even in northern Ohio!



Good luck!

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Old 05-22-2015, 03:50 PM
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Largest airports, ranked by enplanements, in your service area are Chicago (O'Hare and Midway), Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cleveland. Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Cincinnati.


Note that Akron/Canton had 852,000 enplanements.
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