Solon 88 Exceptional
Solon Livability #109 ranked city in Ohio#543 ranked city in the USARanks better than 98% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Solon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Solon Cost of Living Cost of living is 25% higher than Ohio
11414% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Solon cost of living
A+ Solon Crime Total crime is 61% lower than Ohio
Total crime
95963% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 10563% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
18%Year over year crime is up
Solon crime
A- Solon Employment Household income is 91% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$96,97675% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$49,22365% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%55% lower than the US average
Solon employment
D Solon Housing Home value is 108% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$273,80048% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,20026% higher than the US average
Home ownership
84%32% higher than the US average
Solon real estate or Solon rentals
A+ Solon Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
96%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
95%93% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
Solon K-12 schools
A- Solon User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Solon
Overall user rating
78% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
92% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Solon, OH

      Solon, Ohio is a medium-sized city with a population of 23,085 inhabitants. The majority of Solon residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Solon is known to be family friendly as more than 85% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Solon, Ohio. To help you find the best places to live in and around Solon, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, employment, housing and more.

      With a livability score of 83 out of 100, Solon is ranked #751 in the United States and #106 in Ohio. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Solon could be a great choice! Solon has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Solon scores well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (A-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Solon. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F), weather (D) and housing (D).

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

      Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 56 crimes per 100,000 residents, Solon has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      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 Solon have a test score average of 95%, which is well above the US average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Solon is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Solon come in at $273,800, which is 107.6% higher than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Solon, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 7.7% 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 Solon will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Solon, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 2.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4%.

      Solon transportation information

      Average one way commute25min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work88.3%83.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool4.6%7.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.4%1.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%2.3%2.8%
      Working from home5.9%3.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)13711

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