Situated between the city of Cleveland and the city of Akron, the southeastern communities have tremendous access to both cities as well as the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Nearer to Cleveland, the southeastern suburbs have access to a great deal of shopping options, while those closer to the border of the county give way to quaint town centers and farmlands.
Artists are present in virtually every southeastern suburb, but CPAC’s Putting Artists on the Map report suggests that downtown Bedford is the current epicenter of the southeastern artist community.
Cuyahoga County is home to 58 cities and townships, each with their own distinct character. For this reason, CPAC recommends that artists take time to explore communities to find a perfect fit before committing to any one particular community. Along the way, there are a number of resources that can help make your search easier.
When looking for space in suburban markets, city government can be one of your greatest resources. Some cities have specific pages devoted to people interested in relocating to their community. If you’re not able to find something like that, Community Development and Economic Development Departments can provide additional information and additional resources for home and commercial space buyers. In smaller cities and townships, you may not find a page specifically related to development; in this case, it may be best to contact a main phone number. Cuyahoga County’s website features a listing of all 58 municipalities' direct lines.
Beyond these government resources, you may also take advantage of other efforts to learn more about neighborhoods, space and community resources throughout greater Cleveland. The primary nonprofit organization providing this type of service to individuals is Global Cleveland.
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