Rocky River 90 Exceptional
Rocky River Livability #62 ranked city in Ohio#235 ranked city in the USARanks better than 99% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Rocky River Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Rocky River Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% higher than Ohio
Rocky River
1044% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rocky River cost of living
A+ Rocky River Crime Total crime is 86% lower than Ohio
Total crime
33687% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 29887% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Rocky River crime
B Rocky River Employment Household income is 29% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$65,22618% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$48,30162% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%38% lower than the US average
Rocky River employment
C Rocky River Housing Home value is 64% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$215,80017% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$83812% lower than the US average
Home ownership
73%14% higher than the US average
Rocky River real estate or Rocky River rentals
A+ Rocky River Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
95%14% higher than the US average
School test scores
95%92% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:17% higher than the US average
Rocky River K-12 schools
B- Rocky River User Ratings There are a total of 3 ratings in Rocky River
Overall user rating
70% 3 total ratings
User reviews rating
80% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
58% 2 total surveys
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      Living in Rocky River, OH

      Rocky River, Ohio is a mid-sized city with a population of 20,211 inhabitants. In Rocky River, there are 4,267 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. The majority of Rocky River residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 80% of the population considered married and 60% with kids under the age of 18, Rocky River could be considered a very suitable city for families.

      Are you trying to ascertain if living in Rocky River is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Ohio, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Rocky River and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Rocky River to Ohio and the national average.

      The livability score in Rocky River is 87 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 99th percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the United States average, Rocky River ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Another exciting tidbit, is that Rocky River ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Rocky River has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Rocky River. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (D) and weather (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Rocky River, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Rocky River have a test score average of 95%, which is well above the US average.

      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 Rocky River is real estate affordability. The median home price for Rocky River homes is $215,800, which is 63.6% higher than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Rocky River, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 26.9% higher 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 Rocky River will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Rocky River, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 3.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.9%.

      Rocky River transportation information

      StatisticRocky RiverOhioNational
      Average one way commute24min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.0%83.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.0%7.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit4.1%1.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.1%2.3%2.8%
      Working from home5.8%3.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)13711

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      Source: The Rocky River, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).