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Old 08-28-2016, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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When you visit Cleveland, keep in mind: the downtown trolley system is free (so don't bother paying for the waterfront train since the trolley system serves essentially the same area.) You can get an all day pass for $5.50 which is good for all train/bus/BRT lines. Since you are looking at houses, I recommend taking the green line out to Shaker, get off at the Southington or South Park or Lee and walk north into the lakes area. Take the green line further east and you will find different housing options near the green road area. You could also consider the blue line which goes all the way out to Van Aken. So much of the housing in the Beachwood/University Heights area can also be considered.

If you want lakefront living (or near lakefront living) then I 2nd the previous suggestion of considering the Edgewater neighborhood. This would be served by the BRT or redline depending upon where you live. As has been noted earlier, there are a lot of housing options going up all along the red line from University Circle, to downtown and into the West side but this would all be urban living - not suburban. Good luck.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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When you visit Cleveland, keep in mind: the downtown trolley system is free (so don't bother paying for the waterfront train since the trolley system serves essentially the same area.) You can get an all day pass for $5.50 which is good for all train/bus/BRT lines. Since you are looking at houses, I recommend taking the green line out to Shaker, get off at the Southington or South Park or Lee and walk north into the lakes area. Take the green line further east and you will find different housing options near the green road area. You could also consider the blue line which goes all the way out to Van Aken. So much of the housing in the Beachwood/University Heights area can also be considered.

If you want lakefront living (or near lakefront living) then I 2nd the previous suggestion of considering the Edgewater neighborhood. This would be served by the BRT or redline depending upon where you live. As has been noted earlier, there are a lot of housing options going up all along the red line from University Circle, to downtown and into the West side but this would all be urban living - not suburban. Good luck.
The free trolley option is great for people staying downtown, but if you're staying outside downtown and traveling to it (or traveling public transit to access Cleveland's many hot areas outside downtown), then the free aspect disappears and using the Waterfront Line, esp down/up the steep hills of the Flats, becomes more attractive. Downtown Cleveland, however, is extremely compact compared to most big city downtowns, and a pair of comfortable shoes can do the trick -- as well as the many bike rental stations all around downtown and in many of the aforementioned hot areas.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: New York City
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The free trolley option is great for people staying downtown, but if you're staying outside downtown and traveling to it (or traveling public transit to access Cleveland's many hot areas outside downtown), then the free aspect disappears and using the Waterfront Line, esp down/up the steep hills of the Flats, becomes more attractive. Downtown Cleveland, however, is extremely compact compared to most big city downtowns, and a pair of comfortable shoes can do the trick -- as well as the many bike rental stations all around downtown and in many of the aforementioned hot areas.
Define many. There's less than a dozen hot spots outside of downtown, if that.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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Define many. There's less than a dozen hot spots outside of downtown, if that.
Sounds like many to me. There weren't that many outlying places I wanted to go when I lived in Manhattan.
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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Sounds like many to me. There weren't that many outlying places I wanted to go when I lived in Manhattan.
When did you live in Manhattan, the 80s? Brooklyn has been hit for at least 15 years now.
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