ABOUT Brooklyn Centre
Brooklyn Centre is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cleveland’s West Side. It was founded in 1812.
The neighborhood is home to a business and commercial district that was developed around the intersection of Pearl Road and Denison Avenue in the 1860s.
Home to more than 8,000 people, Brooklyn Centre lets residents experience the suburban feel while being surrounded by historic residential and commercial buildings.
The housing units in the neighborhood are a good mix of one and two-story single-family homes and small multi-family dwellings that date back to the 1900s.
Notable institutions within the neighborhood include the Metrohealth Hospital, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and the Steelyard Commons Shopping Center.
The neighborhood also enjoys easy access to green spaces at the Riverside Cemetery and a number of highly-rated schools and retail establishments.
Niche.com ranks Brooklyn Centre as the 8th among the most diverse neighborhoods in Cleveland.
About 6,000 people make up Brooklyn Centre’s workforce. Nearly 70.4% of the neighborhood’s employees work in white-collar jobs.
About 74.7% of workers are employed in private companies and 9% work in government. The most common types of jobs held by residents include sales and officer, service, and production occupations.
The neighborhood has a high population of young families and a median age of 35. About 33% of the adults in the neighborhood have a college or associate’s degree and about 7% have a bachelor’s degree.
White residents make up about 40% of Brooklyn Centre’s total population. This is followed by Latino residents accounting for about 28.8%, and Black residents accounting for 18.4%.
TOP Brooklyn Centre HIGHLIGHTS
Depending on the time of year, residents should be prepared for possible tropical storms, floods, tornadoes and blizzards. Tornadoes are more likely in May, June and July, but they can hit at any time. However, tornadoes are still somewhat uncommon in Cleveland and in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Centre.
The western and southern sections of the neighborhood experience the most flooding after severe storms. Close proximity to the Cuyahoga River and Big Creek make flooding a more serious worry for these areas. The entire neighborhood is prone to blizzards during winter. These snow storms usually hit the city one or twice a year.
The average one-way commute in Brooklyn Centre takes about 24 minutes. This is shorter than the U.S. average commute time of 26 minutes.
About 68.3% of residents drive their own cars to get to their work stations. 13.5% of employees carpool, 12% take public transportation and about 7.1% work from home.
Brooklyn Centre is located near major roads that include the Medina Freeway and Jennings Freeway. Driving from the neighborhood to Downtown Cleveland takes about 8 to 13 minutes. Bus rides for the same route take about 32 to 43 minutes.
Brooklyn Centre is on the higher end when it comes to both violent and property crimes. Although it is not the worst neighborhood in the city when it comes to crime, it does have a higher average rate of crime than Cleveland, the state of Ohio and the United States.
Per 100,000 residents, Brooklyn Centre has 482 more violent crimes than Cleveland, 1,652 more than Ohio and 1,551 more than the US. For property related crimes, Brooklyn Center has 1,468 more per 100,000 than Cleveland, 3,703 than Ohio and 3,860 than the national average.
SCHOOLS IN Brooklyn Centre
Most of the schools serving Brooklyn Centre are under the jurisdiction of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. There are two public charter schools that belong to the Horizon Science Academy- Denison Elementary and Middle School Districts.
Serving almost all schools in the city of Cleveland, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District manages 102 schools that cater to more than 39,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
The school focuses on high-quality teaching that considers students’ individual learning styles.
The Horizon Science Academy-Denison Elementary School District serves about 140 students in kindergarten through 5th grade, while the Horizon Science Academy-Denison Middle School District caters to more than 300 students in kindergarten to 8th grade.
Both school districts belong to the top 10% of the most diverse schools in Ohio. The average minority enrollment in the school districts is about 87% of the student body and the majority of students are Black.
Brooklyn Centre Housing 2020
The real estate market in Brooklyn Centre is characterized by historic and affordable homes with easy access to major business hubs and recreation centers.
The median property value in the neighborhood is $57,156. This represents an increase of 12.96% from the median property value of $50,600 recorded in 2017.
Between 2017 and 2018, the median property value grew by 5.73%, from $50,600 to $53,500. The median home value in the area is expected to rise by 8% within 2021.
The median sales price of homes in Brooklyn Centre is $49,752 and homes are selling for about $38 per square foot. Two-bedroom homes can cost up to $65,000, and four-bedroom homes can cost up to $83,333. Most of the properties in the area are valued between $50,000 to $99,999.
In 2017, the median household income in the neighborhood was $32,736.
Brooklyn Centre Homes for Sale
Brooklyn Centre is home to more than 18,000 housing units. About 54% of properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters, and about 46% are owner-occupied.
The neighborhood is characterized by wide, tree-lined streets and a good mix of one to two-story historical family homes and small multi-family complexes that date back to the mid-1900s.
The majority of housing units in the area were built in 1939 or earlier. There are also a number of properties that were built between 1940 to 1979.
Most of the single-family homes feature colonial, traditional architectural styles. Many of the housing units have three to four bedrooms, and one to two bathrooms.
Some properties have been remodeled to include oak hardwood floors, ceramic tiled bathrooms, front porches, and private patios.
There are also many apartments and homes for rent in the neighborhood that have stainless steel appliances and easy access to community amenities.