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A+ Garfield Heights Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Garfield Heights Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Ohio
Garfield Heights
8713% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Garfield Heights cost of living
F Garfield Heights Crime Total crime is 44% higher than Ohio
Total crime
3,54938% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2938% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Garfield Heights crime
F Garfield Heights Employment Household income is 20% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$40,37627% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,33228% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%60% higher than the US average
Garfield Heights employment
D Garfield Heights Housing Home value is 44% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$73,60060% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$80715% lower than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Garfield Heights real estate or Garfield Heights rentals
C- Garfield Heights Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
82%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
50%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:119% higher than the US average
Garfield Heights K-12 schools

Living in Garfield Heights, OH

Garfield Heights, Ohio is a moderately-sized city with a population of 28,207 residents. Garfield Heights has a population density of 3,901 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (50%) and Black or African American (45%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Garfield Heights, Ohio could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, weather, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Garfield Heights and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Garfield Heights to Ohio and the national average.

Using data and statistics Garfield Heights has received a livability score of 68 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 55th percentile when compared to all other cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Garfield Heights ranks very well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). The bad news for Garfield Heights, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), weather (D), employment (F) and housing (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Garfield Heights has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Garfield Heights is real estate affordability. The median home price for Garfield Heights homes is $73,600, which is 44.2% lower than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Garfield Heights, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.8, which is 30.8% lower than the Ohio average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Garfield Heights will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Garfield Heights, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 2.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.3%.

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Compare Garfield Heights, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Garfield Heights, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kamm's Corner, Cleveland7711.119,117
University District, Cleveland725.87,940
Edgewater, Cleveland6997,397
Tremont, Cleveland695.66,533
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland68533,665
Jefferson, Cleveland689.918,606
Downtown, Cleveland677.68,632
Ohio City-West Side, Cleveland677.39,075

Best Cities Near Garfield Heights, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Silver Lake, OH9019.82,452
Shaker Heights, OH884.827,773
Bay Village, OH8817.615,414
Avon Lake, OH882223,221
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fairlawn, OH87207,477
Medina, OH872426,445
Norton, OH8627.112,044
Lakewood, OH8611.150,866
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Worst City!

I hate this city! They are horrible at everything. They do not know how to handle business right and consistently waste your time. I hope it's destroyed in some way. How do you have 1 inspector for the entire city? You will never prosper!! It took them 4 months to do an inspection and then they did not send all of the paperwork which needed to be mailed back in it's original form. Then they want to charge you a bunch of money for absolutely nothing and expect you to comply. I do not understand how these people were chosen to run an entire city. It makes absolutely no sense.
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