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Welcome to Our Southwestern Communities

The southwestern communities of Cuyahoga County represent a blend of shopping convenience, highway access and proximity to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Situated in the midst of it all is greater Cleveland's primary airport, Cleveland-Hopkins, the NASA Glenn Research Center and a number of walkable, historic towns.

Where Are Artists Locating?

Artists can be found throughout the southwestern suburbs; however, CPAC’s research shows that they are most prevalent in Berea and Strongsville.

Who Can Help Me Find Space?

With 58 cities and townships in Cuyahoga County, each with their own distinct character, it can be difficult to find the perfect fit for your preferences through an online resource. That’s why CPAC recommends that artists get out and explore communities before committing to a particular city or neighborhood. Along the way, there are also a lot of resources that can make this search easier for you. 

City and County Government

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 unable to find a web page that matches that description, pages for Community Development and Economic Development Departments can often provide additional information and 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.

Other Resources

Community Development Corporations can be an extraordinary help when you are looking for information and resources about a particular community. These nonprofit organizations work to revitalize the neighborhoods and cities where they are located, sometimes through planning, sometimes through real estate development and sometimes through services like block clubs, community policing or art festivals. The primary community development organization in the southwestern suburbs is the Berea Community Development Corporation.

Beyond this community-specific resource, you may also find additional support through regional resources to learn more about neighborhoods, space and community resources throughout the entire region. One of the primary organizations filling this role is Global Cleveland.

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