Cleveland Magazine Rates The Suburbs: Where Does Cleveland Heights Rank?

Cleveland Magazine released its annual Rating the Suburbs issue. Find out how Cleveland Heights compared to the 76 other communities on the list.

Cleveland Magazine may not have ranked Cleveland Heights as one of its top 20 cities in the annual “Rating the Suburbs” issue, but the community did top the charts in some categories.

Cleveland Heights provides the most services of any of the 77 suburbs ranked in the list at 15. And the city is one of 11 where 100 percent of the streets have sidewalks, according to the magazine.

Police are also plentiful in the city. Cleveland Heights has more officers than any other suburb on the list at 109. The second highest was Parma at 99.

Cleveland Heights also secured a top spot in another area — property taxes. The city was ranked No. 3 behind Shaker Heights and University Heights, which landed first and second place respectively. Residents pay $3,320 per every $100,000 in valuation in Cleveland Heights.

But Cleveland Heights was not one of the best suburbs in the two major categories that Cleveland Magazine uses to rank the suburbs — education and safety. The city of about 46,000 rated No. 48 out of 57 in education and No. 63 out of 77 in safety.

Click here to find out where other communities landed in the magazine's list, which is out now.

Garry Kanter June 05, 2012 at 10:12 AM
I love CH !!!!!!
Akiva Feinstein June 06, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Yikes. Cleveland Heights has the most officers of any suburb and still is near the bottom in terms of safety.
John H. June 06, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I noticed that too. The odd thing is, I rarely feel unsafe in Cleveland Heights. But then, I always have question Cleveland Magazine's ranking system. What they value in their rankings, at not always the thing I value. For instance- I think sidewalks in a community are important, especially if you have kids, or if you like to jog outside, or you belong to a religious community that favors walking on the sabbath. Until recently, Cleveland Magazine never took that into account. It may seem like a small thing, but again, I think it's important.
A. J. June 06, 2012 at 01:48 PM
If the education and safety is not the top, why are we paying so much on our property taxes ?
CB613 June 07, 2012 at 01:29 AM
CH Police are #1. I feel safe in CH with the Police force there. The problem is there are many hoodlooms as well that prowl CH. That's why the city needs the police force that we have. Literally the CH police put their lives on the line every day to keep the city safe.


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