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Find Your Next Home in These Promising Cleveland Suburbs

Michelle McQuade | September 11, 2020

If you are looking for a neighborhood with more tranquil surroundings, a laid-back pace of life, and is free from overcrowding, buying a house in Greater Cleveland’s desirable suburbs is the step in the right direction for you.

Family in Front of their New House

Start your home search in these five top-rated Cleveland suburbs:

Chagrin Falls

Named after a beautiful waterfall that is certainly a must-see local highlight, this village exudes the warmth and charm of a small town, while still providing residents with the comforts and conveniences of modern suburban living.

Chagrin Falls is home to an award-winning public school district, which has earned it a #19 ranking on‘s list of places in Ohio with the best public schools. It also ranks 13th out of 541 places in Ohio in terms of being the ideal place to retire, as well as #36 in the list of Ohio’s best suburbs to raise a family.

Shaker Heights

This city of 27,620 is regarded as Cleveland’s most coveted suburb by ratings website In the website’s 2020 rankings, it sits sixth among the best places to live in Ohio (out of 716 places considered), as well as the sixth best suburb (out of 346).

Shaker Heights has broad appeal, ranking 9th out 346 suburbs in Ohio where young professionals can flourish. With top-rated public schools, it is an outstanding place to establish a growing family, with its top 16 ranking.

Shaker Heights is also ranked as the 36th best place to retire in Ohio (out of 541 places).


Solon is a city of approximately 23,000 residents, where eight out of 10 residents are the actual homeowners—an important indicator of the quality of living that the place can offer.

Solon is a great choice to find a home if you are looking for quality education for your children, according to rankings. Ranked #2 among places with the best public schools in Ohio, it also falls within the top 20 suburbs with the best public schools in the entire country.

As such, there is little surprise that Solon rates highly as an excellent place to raise a family (5th) and one of the best suburbs for homebuyers in Ohio (14th).

Pepper Pike

With a relaxing rural feel, Pepper Pike offers a soothing retreat for its 6,242 residents—nearly all (99%) of whom own the homes where they live. Its tranquil living conditions make it a popular destination for homebuyers looking to settle with their families and retirees who want a beautiful and serene community in which to spend their golden years. ranks Pepper Pike among the top 20 places in Ohio in categories such as places with the best public schools (#17), best suburbs to live in Ohio (#17), best places to live in Ohio (#18), and best places to raise a family in Ohio (#20).

Bay Village

Home to a population of 15,391, Bay Village is a city where homes are 92% owned. Like Pepper Pike, Bay Village has a charming rural character, with several beautiful parks complementing its warm and welcoming neighborhoods. This suburb is popular with families because of the area’s highly rated public schools.

Based on’s 2020 rankings, Bay Village is the 11th best Ohio suburb if you are looking to buy a house. It is also the 14th best place to raise a family in the entire state.

Get more leads for outstanding residential real estate opportunities in Cleveland, Ohio and its surrounding suburbs from me, trusted local realtor Michelle McQuade. Give me a call at 440.823.2449 or send your inquiries via email at MichelleMcQuade(at)HowardHanna(dotted)com today.

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