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    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  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
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  12. Commute
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University Heights is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 13,201. University Heights is in Cuyahoga County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in University Heights offers residents a dense suburban 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.
About University Heights...
Population
13,201

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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University Heights 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
    53.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    84.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    115.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,440.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    21%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in University Heights

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,007
National
$55,322
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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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Moved here from Minneapolis. The prices in this neighborhood are insane. Lots to do, everything is within walking distance, beautiful neighborhood. Very walkable--everyone is out with their dogs in the mornings and evenings. The whole neighborhood is very friendly. I bought my house when I moved here in 2018 and have 0 regrets with the city. 10/10.
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.