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The Flats

Young Professionals

The Flats is where young professionals should start their search. Views of the river, tons of apartment complexes and insane options for nightlife make this the center of the planet, Cleveland-wise, for an awesome walkable lifestyle. Another interesting option is Detroit Shoreway. Two miles west of downtown on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie, it’s one of the cooler new spots for young professionals. A short walk to Edgewater Park and Lake Erie, the neighborhood is filled with brand new apartment and condo options and plenty of interesting restaurants, microbreweries and views of the Lake.

  • The Flats
  • Detroit Shoreway
  • University Circle

University Circle


University Circle is an amazing area, once named one of the prettiest neighborhoods in America, it is filled with Young Professionals, artists, professors and grad students. The Cleveland Museum of Art is here along with smaller gallery and art studios. It’s also filled with a mix of apartment, condo and single-family home options if that’s what you’re looking for. It has an active social scene but is a bit less nutty than the Flats for those who are ready to get a break or who never crave that scene.

  • University Circle
  • Lakewood
  • Ohio City/Tremont
  • Kamm’s Corners

West Side


Cleveland hasn’t had a true city-center neighborhood for LGBTQ+ community like some other major cities, but the west side from W 25th to Lakewood is the most concentrated area.

That’s changing with the buildout of Studio West, a 100,000 square foot development on the border of Lakewood and Cleveland. The development includes a massive warehouse with gym, sports leagues and a home for the Stonewall Sports community. It will also include a mixed-use building for LGBT youth, seniors and students as well as a residency for visiting drag performers. Finally a 55,000-square-foot entertainment complex will host six different entertainment spaces - live music, drag shows theater and more, the building will also include retail, a podcasting studio, and a co-working space.

  • West Side
  • Studio West



Lakewood feels like it is part of Cleveland but it’s actually a separate city that borders the west side of the city along Lake Erie. It’s filled with families but also has the energy of an arts district with a great restaurant and bar scene when you feel like going out. It has Edgwater Park for recreation, the lake, and great homes, yards and public schools. Kamm’s Corner is another active neighborhood choice for families in Cleveland. Two golf courses, and tons of outdoor recreation make it a healthy choice but is has has a great Farmers Market and is host to The Hooley, an annual block party with live music, tasty treats and plenty of entertainment for all ages.

  • Lakewood
  • Kamm’s Corner
  • Tremont
  • Solon