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  1. Public Schools
    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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Solon is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 23,038. 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
23,038

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,283
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Solon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    104.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    788.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.8
    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
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    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
$104,625
National
$55,322
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I lived in Solon and surrounding communities for several years.

Solon is both an odd and oddly stressful town.

It has an extremely noticeable air of both pretentiousness and cut-throat competitiveness, but has little in the way of established culture or accomplishment to back up either of those things.

The town feels like middle-management personified. Wealthy and successful enough to be arrogant, but not so much so that it doesn't feel the need to constantly prove it. It's very "keeping up with the Joneses," just not on a level that is in any way impressive. (If you're looking for that, Chagrin Falls, Hudson, or Shaker Heights has some of that, but more of the benefits that go along with it.)

Schools are good, but culture, community, roots, etc, are all lacking. Hard pass.
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I would like to see an increase in diversity and acceptance of culture. There are many types of people in this world, and communities like ours should begin to welcome diversity and change to create a hub of acceptance and growth!
In the 17 years that I’ve lived here, I’d say Soloners are most proud of our school district (best in the state). Also, a marching band that’s at least as good as Ohio State’s. Our football team is good too but the marching band attracts more people to games. Our variety of pizza, subs, ice cream, and banks. The rec center and community park are great for all ages. I highly recommend Jim’s Open Kitchen, Imperial Wok, and Simply Greek.

The negatives are local politics, weather, commute, and cost of living.