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Old 02-18-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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The credit is somewhere between $3-5k I believe. Over the weekend we did look in the Mayfield Village area which we do like! We don't want to buy in Mayfield Heights its a little to crowded/congested for us especially on Mayfield Rd.
Don't forget that Highland Hts. is in the Mayfield school district.

https://www.zillow.com/highland-heights-oh/home-values/

Zillow shows a couple homes for sale in Mayfield Village.

https://www.zillow.com/mayfield-oh/i...d-village_att/

Gates Mills isn't diverse, but it appears to have some surprisingly good home values under $250,000. It is in the diverse Mayfield School District in Cuyahoga County.

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...93_rect/12_zm/

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We are still going to shoot for being able to walk to a nearby park or library!
Check out the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. It's much nicer once leaves are back on the trees, but still great for winter walks/runs/biking.

https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/...in-reservation

https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/...h-maple-forest

Check local parks in each community as often they are excellent (such as in Shaker Hts. with the Shaker Lakes), with great hikes.

Do you bike? From many neighborhoods that you will be considering, biking to nearby parks would be easy if walks would be too long. Although there are some roads that I wouldn't be eager to bike on, such as S.O.M Center Road (Route 91), which provides access to the North Chagrin Reservation.

https://www.ohiobikeways.net/cleveland.htm

https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/...-types/cycling

https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/...ion/trail-maps

https://fitt.co/cleveland/ride-best-...ils-cleveland/

https://www.cleveland.com/expo/life-...eland-5-g.html

Lake Metroparks near Willoughby are excellent.

Lake County, Ohio Parks & Trails - Lake Metroparks | Lake Metroparks

http://www.lakemetroparks.com/events...ivities/biking

Also read about Hach-Otis in post 10 in this thread.

Cleveland Bucket List Thread

Cross-country skiing is a popular winter activity in northeast Ohio and there are small downhill ski/tubing slopes. Snowshoeing also is an option.

https://northeastohiofamilyfun.com/p...ortheast-ohio/

http://www.lakemetroparks.com/events...ng-showshoeing

Willoughby Hills is in the southwest corner of Lake County, and likely in the Willoughby South school district. Some areas have great access to the North Chagrin Reservation, and I am surprised to learn it has a significant African American population, I'm guessing likely west of I-271.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willoughby_Hills,_Ohio

https://www.zillow.com/willoughby-hills-oh/home-values/

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Old 02-18-2019, 09:35 AM
 
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My two cents on Shaker Heights as far as diversity and schools go is to get it from the source. I have met ZERO neighbors who are unhappy with the schools here, regardless of race. There are some complaints on specific issues here and there, but even those people seem be happy with the schools as a whole. Sure, the state gives the district a middling ranking, but if every single person I've spoken to is happy with the schools, I have to weigh those families' personal experiences much more heavily than state rankings using some questionable metrics.

Secondly, people vote with their feet. The significant black population in Shaker speaks for itself. They certainly aren't choosing Shaker Heights because it's cheap.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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My two cents on Shaker Heights as far as diversity and schools go is to get it from the source. I have met ZERO neighbors who are unhappy with the schools here, regardless of race. There are some complaints on specific issues here and there, but even those people seem be happy with the schools as a whole. Sure, the state gives the district a middling ranking, but if every single person I've spoken to is happy with the schools, I have to weigh those families' personal experiences much more heavily than state rankings using some questionable metrics.

Secondly, people vote with their feet. The significant black population in Shaker speaks for itself. They certainly aren't choosing Shaker Heights because it's cheap.
For African Americans, the issue is why is academic performance higher in other high school districts.

https://www.greatschools.org/ohio/so...Race_ethnicity

https://www.greatschools.org/ohio/pe...Race_ethnicity

https://www.greatschools.org/ohio/cl...Race_ethnicity

https://www.greatschools.org/ohio/be...Race_ethnicity

https://www.greatschools.org/ohio/sh...Race_ethnicity

It may be partly due to socio-economic factors, but I would want to explore how many African Americans are in SH's great AP programs and perhaps talk to some of the African American parents who have children in those AP programs, especially discussing peer pressure. It's disconcerting when students and parents complain about a teacher who is trying to get kids to do homework assignments, the root of a current controversy in SH high school, as documented in earlier threads.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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It may be partly due to socio-economic factors, but I would want to explore how many African Americans are in SH's great AP programs and perhaps talk to some of the African American parents who have children in those AP programs, especially discussing peer pressure.
It's almost certainly socio-economnic factors. Shaker Heights school district is also fed partially by a slice of the City of Cleveland, and there's a sizable renter population in the school district too. Not that renters are inherently bad, I myself rented in the area when we moved here.

I definitely second the idea of going straight to the source for any move, not just Shaker. At the least, join some local facebook groups and talk to people there, but better yet go strike up in person conversations if you can. If you're religious at all, test driving a church is a great way to get to talk to some people in the community.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:10 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,

My question is about lee-miles, I’m relocating from Chicago because of work the home I’m looking at is between lee and Harvard. I think the street name is Walden. I’ve never visited here and I know nothing how’s this area?
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Hello Everyone,

My question is about lee-miles, I’m relocating from Chicago because of work the home I’m looking at is between lee and Harvard. I think the street name is Walden. I’ve never visited here and I know nothing how’s this area?
I wouldn't live there if I had the means to live elsewhere.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:14 AM
 
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Hello Everyone,

My question is about lee-miles, I’m relocating from Chicago because of work the home I’m looking at is between lee and Harvard. I think the street name is Walden. I’ve never visited here and I know nothing how’s this area?
It’s not too bad. The company I work for renovated and managed two homes on that street and we’ve never had complaints about the neighborhood from tenants, although I’m sure there’s some crime.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:38 AM
 
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What is your housing budget? Is this a rental, or are you looking to buy and stay put for a while?

Where will you be commuting to?

Few people would have that area on their short list of neighborhoods, but it's far from the worst Cleveland has to offer. I've heard people use "north of Harvard" as a rule of thumb. If you can swing a few blocks north into Shaker Heights it's considerably nicer. Even the neighborhood immediately east in Warrensville Heights is a little nicer in my opinion.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:53 AM
 
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This is a rental, I’ve applied for a property in shaker heights also this is just the one the responded first, because I need to move in ASAP, I was supposed to be there the 13th. But thanks for the info
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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I’m thinking we’re going to stay put just get a feel of best areas and where to actually purchase our home. Once we’re actually there and can move around talk to people and figure this state out.
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