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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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University Heights is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 13,273. University Heights is in Cuyahoga County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in University Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In University Heights there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in University Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in University Heights are above average.
About University Heights...
Population
13,273

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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University Heights 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
    84
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    206
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    221
    500
  • Theft
    1,980
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,143
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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University Heights Reviews

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UH is a lovely place to live. I moved here from Chicago and do not regret it one bit. I was welcomed by all my neighbors within the first few days of moving in, something that would not happen where I grew up. Friendliness and a sense of community that I value greatly and this city delivers those aspects quite well. All the amenities you need Target, Heinens, as well as good restaurants are very close by. Downtown Cleveland is 20 to 30 minutes away depending on traffic. Hopkins Airport is 30 minutes away. Traffic is way less in Cleveland than the big cities. And housing prices here are actually affordable for regular everyday people, something you cant find in many midsize or larger cities these days. It has all the things I need and want. I highly recommend this city if you need a quiet, safe, diverse, and caring community.
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It is a beautiful city with many things to do. There is a variety of places to take the family to eat, whether it be fast food or a sit-down restaurant. An abundance of parks to take my children make it better for them to get their energy out and therefore, helps me.
good quality of living. Not much nightlife, as things close pretty early. Lots of family events. Very affordable. Safety had been very good until recently. Good private schools as well.