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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Solon is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 23,068. Solon is in Cuyahoga County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Solon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Solon there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Solon tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Solon are highly rated.
About Solon...
Population
23,068

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,195
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Solon Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    108.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    634.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Solon

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,050
National
$55,322
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Solon Reviews

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The city of Solon best encapsulates the failed promises of the early 2000's. An affluent suburb that was largely developed in the late 90's to early 2000's, Solon has a comfortable and familiar yet eerily haunting feel to its neighborhoods. Following the housing market crash as well as other economic setbacks, the Solon promise of high prosperity in the form of a 3500 square foot house with a half acre became no more, as families largely have to struggle to afford the houses that they bought during better economic times. This stress and uncertainty are emotions that can be felt by all residents.
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Lots to do and there is something for everyone! Lots of clubs for involvement for adults and teens. Recreational center has an abundance of sports, programs, camps, etc.
Quality education in all the schools- as evident by Niche and countless ratings, Solon education is one of the highest in not only Ohio, but in the United States.
Solon has a top ranked school district with great staff. The music program is phenomenal! The city has lots of activities available for all ages. The recreation center, library, and stores are all common and nice places to hang out or meet up with friends.