Population: 22,495Median home value: $144,300 80 Ranks better than 92% of areas
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A+ Willoughby Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Willoughby Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% higher than Ohio
991% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Willoughby cost of living
A- Willoughby Crime Total crime is 24% lower than Ohio
Total crime
2,07424% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4924% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Willoughby crime
C Willoughby Employment Household income is 5% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$53,3244% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$31,7546% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%38% lower than the US average
Willoughby employment
F Willoughby Housing Home value is 9% higher than Ohio
Median home value
$144,30022% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8649% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%5% lower than the US average
Willoughby real estate or Willoughby rentals
A+ Willoughby Schools HS graduation rate is 5% higher than Ohio
High school grad. rates
90%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
74%50% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Willoughby K-12 schools or Willoughby colleges

Living in Willoughby, OH

Located in the state of Ohio, Willoughby is a mid-sized city with a population of 22,495 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Willoughby is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. 72% of the people in Willoughby (over the age of 15) are married and 66% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Willoughby could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Ohio if you know where to look. Finding the best places to live in Willoughby and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, education and other important metrics.

Willoughby, OH receives 79 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #259 in Ohio and #2,166 in the USA. This is a great score, as Willoughby ranks well in multiple categories! Willoughby has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Willoughby scores well for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and education (A+). The bad news for Willoughby, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: weather (D) and housing (F).

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

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Willoughby gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 149 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than 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 Willoughby have a test score average of 74%, which is well above the US average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Willoughby. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Willoughby are affordable. Median real estate prices in Willoughby come in at $144,300, which is 9.4% higher than the Ohio average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Willoughby, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Ohio average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Willoughby area were 8.9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Willoughby, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Willoughby, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
University District, Cleveland7213.87,940
Goodrich-Kirkland, Cleveland6615.63,969
Saint Claire-Superior, Cleveland66145,828
Woodland Hills, Cleveland6615.37,509
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North Collinwood, Cleveland649.113,292
Central, Cleveland6316.411,532
Euclid Green, Cleveland639.55,009
Glenville, Cleveland6213.114,055

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Silver Lake, OH90342,452
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Avon Lake, OH8832.823,221
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fairlawn, OH8737.17,477
Medina, OH8742.426,445
Lakewood, OH8622.950,866
Munroe Falls, OH8635.35,055
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Better than Cleveland and still on the Lake!

Willoughby, Ohio is a far northeastern suburb of Cleveland. It is a popular suburb in the Cleveland area because it boasts a safe community with a great police presence, an excellent public school system, wonderful dining and shopping options, and it is conveniently located near the city of Cleveland for those who need more urban conveniences.

Willoughby is one of the best areas in the Cleveland region to buy a home. The property taxes are reasonable and the housing market is competitive. Willoughby has arguably the best nightlife of all the northeast suburbs of Cleveland and has plentiful shopping options at the Willoughby Commons mall.

The weather in Willoughby is comparable to the rest of the Ohio and Midwest region with cold (sometimes frigid) winters, and very hot and humid summers. However, being that Willoughby is so close to Lake Erie (a few minutes drive) it isn't hard to head to the beach and cool off during the hot summer months.

Overall, Willoughby is a great choice for families and single people alike looking to start off their lives in a great suburb in a competitive housing market.
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