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A+ Westlake Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Westlake Cost of Living Cost of living is 22% higher than Ohio
Westlake
11111% more expensive than the US average
Ohio
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Westlake cost of living
A+ Westlake Crime Total crime is 57% lower than Ohio
Total crime
1,17257% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 8657% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
Westlake crime
B+ Westlake Employment Household income is 60% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$80,98946% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$51,23072% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%48% lower than the US average
Westlake employment
F Westlake Housing Home value is 79% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$236,40028% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,06612% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Westlake real estate or Westlake rentals
A+ Westlake Schools HS graduation rate is 12% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
96%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
88%79% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Westlake K-12 schools

Living in Westlake, OH

Westlake is a mid-sized city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 32,408 residents. According to the most recent Census, 90% of Westlake residents are White, 5% Asian and 2% Black. Westlake has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 84% of the population is classified as married and 63% have kids.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Westlake, Ohio. The best areas in Westlake and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Ohio and national averages.

Using data and statistics Westlake has received a livability score of 83/100. This score is ranked in the 97th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on this score, Westlake would be considered a very livable city! Another exciting tidbit, is that Westlake ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we know that Westlake ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+) and employment (B+). The bad news for Westlake, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F), weather (D) and housing (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Westlake 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.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 40 crimes per 100,000 residents, Westlake has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

The average school test scores in Westlake are 88%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Westlake real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Westlake. The median home price for Westlake homes is $236,400, which is 79.2% higher than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Westlake, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 11.5% higher than the Ohio average. Real estate appreciation rates in Westlake are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Westlake homes comes in at 7.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 3.1%.

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Compare Westlake, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Westlake, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kamm's Corner, Cleveland776.119,117
Edgewater, Cleveland699.37,397
Tremont, Cleveland6912.86,533
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland681233,665
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Jefferson, Cleveland687.318,606
Downtown, Cleveland6713.38,632
Ohio City-West Side, Cleveland6711.59,075
West Boulevard, Cleveland649.216,105

Best Cities Near Westlake, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Silver Lake, OH9031.82,452
Shaker Heights, OH8819.827,773
Bay Village, OH882.615,414
Avon Lake, OH885.423,221
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fairlawn, OH8727.27,477
Medina, OH872226,445
Norton, OH8632.612,044
Lakewood, OH86750,866
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Community9/10
Nightlife7/10
Dining7/10
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Westlake, Ohio is a great place to live. It has all of the small-town charm of the best suburbs while still being located close to Cleveland. Living here means that I'm never far away from big-city amenities, but still get to enjoy a tight community and quaint surroundings.

Westlake has homes available for a wide range of income levels. The school system is also top notch here in Westlake. We enjoy an excellent library and a lot of outdoor activities. This city is home to a number of preservations such as Rocky River, Huntington and Sandy Ridge. If you enjoy outdoor life, Westlake is a good choice for a place to live.

Regal Crocker Park Stadium is a top of the line movie theater and shoppers can get whatever they're looking for at the Crocker Park shopping mall. Living in Westlake means never being to far away from the water too. Boating, fishing and water sports are all here in our city.
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Source: The Westlake, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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