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Old 07-14-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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Hi. I need some honest advice about the area south of Cleveland such as Broadview Heights, Independence, North Royalton, and any other towns (those are just the few that I found online). I was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh PA back in the 70s when it was a depressed steel town, so those images of that area are stuck in my head, but I know that Pittsburgh and Cleveland have changed over the years.

I moved to Orlando 20 years ago and never looked back. My husband was just laid off and an opportunity has presented itself in the Bedford Heights area. I have two young children, so schools and safety and friendly people are the biggest factors for me. Here in Orlando, people donít speak to you and there is absolutely no sense of community. I would really like that should we decide to move. The thing I do love about Orlando is the conveniences. Doctors are open 7 days a week, after hours Pediatric ďsick careĒ so you donít have to go to the ER Ė those types of things. You never have to drive more than 30 minutes to find any store, any restaurant, or any form of entertainment. What Orlando doesnít have is a lot of stuff for kids unless you can afford to go to one of the many theme parks, which can drain you financially in no time. And crime here is getting ridiculous. I donít know what to ask Ė I was just hoping to get some thoughts or ideas from people that live in that area. I am a librarian, so I would be looking for work eventually in either a community college or public school system. Please suggest any other towns that I could check into also. Like I said, I donít know the area at all, so I donít know what to ask. Thank you for any help!
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:17 AM
 
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The Bedford/Bedford Heights area may be OK for working, but you want to live in Brecksville or Solon.
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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i agree...there are some great places around bedford heights.....for school systems you can't beat beachwood, solon, pepperpike, orange & woodmere.....the housing there can be expensive 170k-500K.....cost of liviing wise, south euclid, univesity heights are great 90-179K, 20 minutes by freeway to bedford......there is everything you need in this area, including the cleveland clinic so dr wise there are plenty....
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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Thank you both. I kind of knew that Bedford Heights itself wouldn't be the best place, but I appreciiate the names of the additional towns. I hadn't heard of Beachwood, Pepperdike, Orange or Woodmere. Thank you for the "price" information too! Much appreciated!
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