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  5. Good for Families
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  7. Jobs
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Westlake is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 32,387. Westlake is in Cuyahoga County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Westlake offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Westlake there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Westlake and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Westlake are highly rated.
About Westlake...
Population
32,387

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$241,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Westlake 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
    9.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    77.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,008.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Westlake

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,966
National
$55,322
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Westlake Reviews

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Such a safe place to live, with so many nice shops and resturants! I've lived here for almost three years and have the ability to walk to so many areas. Westlake is so close to the lake and such a clean and safe area. I moved here with the intention of staying here for one year and loved it so much I ended up staying! Such a great place for any age and definitely a safe and wonderful place to raise a family.
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Westlake is a welcoming community that is great for families. I'm so glad that I've had the chance to grow up here. The school system and public services are excellent. The library has a wide variety of resources, and the passport services that they offer are very helpful. The city is always clean and safe. I would recommend Westlake!
All my life I've searched for a place that felt like home. The instance that I moved to Westlake, OH I felt that. The people, the businesses, and even just the homes itself give me that warm fuzzy feeling of what a hometown should feel like. There is no other place in the world that I could imagine calling home. I look forward to the future of raising a family in that same city for years to come.