The ISC Cleveland Coast Guard Base is located on Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. There are many pleasant communities nearby. Some of the best neighborhoods near the base are:
- Clifton Park
- Rocky River
- Shaker Heights
About the Ohio Area
Ohio has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid. Winters are cold and windy. However, it rarely goes above 89ºF or below 7ºF. July is the hottest month of the year for Ohioans. Many residents in the area are experienced in getting their home ready for the cold winter months. So make sure you bundle up!
Cleveland is known for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the Playhouse Square Center with eight theaters, and the historic Lake View Cemetery with more than 100,000 graves.
Avon and the adjacent Avon Lake neighborhoods are very desirable. This area is considered family-friendly with high-quality schools. For those with children will find that this area is a great fit.
Home Styles in Avon
About half of the homes in this area were built between the 1970s and the year 2000. Some of the homes are newer construction and were built after 2000. Most of the homes are large and have three or four bedrooms. Great for those with larger families. The vast majority of homes are owner-occupied and not available for rent.
Housing Prices in Avon
The median home price in Avon is $312,000 for homes that are in the center of the community. The lakefront homes are $1.5 million or more, which is similar to other lakefront areas.
Fun Things to do in Avon
Kids love the CLE – Indoor Adventure Park with its zip lines, obstacle courses, and climbing walls. Families enjoy an outing at the Rowland Nature Preserve for a hike and a picnic.
There is also the French Creek Reservation with its nature center and theater, the Miller Nature Preserve with its beautiful Candy Land Garden, and the Bradley Nature Park. Adults will enjoy the wine tasting at the Klingshirn Winery.
Clifton Park Neighborhood
Clifton Park is a neighborhood in Lakewood. This is a very luxurious area, located right on the lake which is perfect for boating and fishing enthusiasts. This community is highly desirable for those who can afford living here. It is more expensive than 94% of the other communities in Ohio.
Home Styles in Clifton Park
This neighborhood is made up of mostly medium to larger homes with three or four bedrooms being the most common. This is a historic area with many homes built before 1939 and the rest built before 1969. While charming for some, make sure you are ready to handle the maintenance that come with owning older houses.
Housing Prices in Clifton Park
The median home price is $379,000 in this neighborhood. Rental properties are renting for about $1,188 per month. This is higher rent than what is found in over 80% of other Ohio communities. For those looking to buy a lakefront estate, plan to spend $2 million or more.
Fun Things to do in Clifton Park
Naturally, there are all the activities to be enjoyed on the lake, such as fishing, boating, and other water sports. Lakewood Park is right on the lakefront. It has a swimming pool and a skate park.
The Museum of Divine Statues has many church statues on display. The Memphis Kiddie Park has a roller coaster and family-friendly rides. The Solstice Steps are a landmark built on the lake’s edge, which is a nice place to sit and enjoy a sunset or take a stroll down the lake while walking the dog.
Rocky River Neighborhood
The Rock River neighborhood is ten miles from downtown Cleveland going west. It is a beautiful community located on Lake Erie. This is an upscale neighborhood with plenty of amenities to enjoy, including nice public parks, fine restaurants, excellent shopping areas with nice boutiques, and wine bars. Perfect for young couples and those who enjoy the nightlife.
Home Styles in Rocky River
Most of the homes in this area were built during the 1950s, so this neighborhood is well established. The lakefront homes are the most desirable. Many of the lakefront estates are quite lavish.
Housing Prices in Rocky River
The median home prices in this neighborhood are around $215,000; however, the lakefront properties are $1.5 million or more.
Fun Things to do in Rocky River
Rocky River has an excellent public library. A pleasant stroll may be enjoyed in the Rock River Park on the lake. The River Gallery features artworks created by local artists such as sculptures and paintings.
The Cowan Pottery Museum specializes in ceramics and pottery. Cigar lovers will find a nice smoke at Cigar Cigars. Fine dining is available at the BeachCliff Tavern.
A relaxing afternoon can be spent at The Oaks Massotherapy and Botanical Spa. Wine aficionados will appreciate the wines offered at the West Shore Wine Company.
Shaker Heights Neighborhood
Shaker Heights is characterized by gorgeous, majestic, tree-lined streets with estates that were built in the 1920s. Light rail lines connect this neighborhood to downtown Cleveland, making it an easy commute. There are nice pubic parks and a quaint Main Street for boutique shopping, coffee shops, bars, and tasty restaurants.
Home Styles in Shaker Heights
Popular styles of homes in this neighborhood are the Tudor Revivals and Colonial homes.
Housing Prices in Shaker Heights
The median home price is about $500,000 for a Tudor style home and around $250,000 for a more modestly-priced Colonial style home.
Fun Things to do in Shaker Heights
Every Saturday, the largest farmer’s market in the area is held at Shaker Square. The Shaker Historical Museum has many displays about the local cultural heritage. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is interesting to visit.
Educational programs and walks on nature trails are enjoyable at the Nature Center At Shaker Lakes. Indoor rock climbing walls are found at the Shaker Rocks Climbing facility. Loganberry Books is a great place to find antique and out-of-print books.
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