ABOUT Old Brooklyn
Situated on Cleveland’s western side is Old Brooklyn, a long-standing neighborhood with many great qualities.
As expected of a Cleveland neighborhood, Old Brooklyn has residents from a range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Around 33,000 residents call Old Brooklyn home, and many families are especially attracted to this neighborhood. In fact, Old Brooklyn’s statistics place it as being one of the most diverse and affordable neighborhoods in Cleveland, and this area is also preferable for young professionals.
Residents cite this neighborhood’s sense of community as a major draw, and Old Brooklyn’s classic, old-school atmosphere lends itself well to the friendly vibes of locally-run establishments, restaurants, bars and lounges, and expansive outdoor areas in the area.
With many well-rated nearby retail and entertainment options, residents can easily visit some of Cleveland’s main attractions without spending too much time travelling from place to place. Whether they’re traveling for work or play, Old Brooklyn residents tend to have short and easy commutes.
Old Brooklyn has a population of around 33,000 residents.
32% of the neighborhood’s population has some college education or an associate’s degree. Meanwhile, another 13% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3% of residents have earned a master’s degree or a higher degree.
64% of Old Brooklyn residents are White, and 21% of residents identify as Hispanic. 9% of the population is African American, 2% of residents are Asian, and 4% of residents are biracial or multiracial.
The estimated median household income is $40K. Specifically, 34% of residents make under $25K annually, 24% make between $25K-$44K, 23% make between $45K-$74K, and 19% make over $75K annually.
TOP Old Brooklyn HIGHLIGHTS
Residents of Old Brooklyn are safe from most of the natural disasters that hit other parts of Ohio and its neighboring states. While Ohio itself can get up to 19 tornadoes during tornado season, these tornadoes rarely hit Old Brooklyn or the city of Cleveland.
The winter months can bring very harsh conditions, including at least one blizzard per year. During other times of the year, the neighborhood can get hit by serious storms that bring heavy rainfall. The excess rain can cause the Cuyahoga River to flood, which most often affects the eastern part of Old Brooklyn.
Just under 50% of Old Brooklyn residents report having daily commutes under 20 minutes, and another 40% of residents experience travel times between 25 minutes and 40 minutes in length.
Old Brooklyn residents benefit from having Interstate 480 run through the neighborhood’s southern corner, and Interstate 77 can be conveniently accessed just east of Old Brooklyn. Interstate 90 can be found a short distance north of Old Brooklyn, and Interstate 71 runs north and west of the neighborhood as well.
It takes between 10-15 minutes to reach Downtown Cleveland by car from Old Brooklyn, and the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is similarly a 10 minute drive west of the neighborhood.
Old Brooklyn has one of the highest crime rates in Cleveland. Per 100,000 residents, the neighborhood experiences about 6,517 total crimes, 1,612 of which are violent and 4,905 are related to property.
Cleveland has a higher rate of crime than the state average, and Old Brooklyn has a higher rate than the city’s average. Per 100,000 people, there are about 5,861 crimes committed in Cleveland while only 2,457 are committed in Ohio and 2,580 are committed in the USA. The average violent crime rate in Old Brooklyn is also higher than the state or city average.
SCHOOLS IN Old Brooklyn
As a neighborhood of Cleveland, Old Brooklyn is served by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
This impressively large school system educates around 40,000 students across the Greater Cleveland area and is headed by the mayor of Cleveland, who in turn appoints a school board in an effort to continually improve the quality of education Cleveland students receive.
This district has pushed for initiatives that have contributed to an increase in graduation rates, and improvement in academic achievement levels across this district’s campuses is also notable. Campuses in Cleveland MSD typically feature small class sizes, as reflected in the average 14 to 1 student-teacher ratio.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District covers almost 80 square miles and includes 68 pre-kindergarten-8 campuses and 39 9-12 high schools, so Old Brooklyn students have multiple options to attend public schools.
However, students are also welcome to attend private campuses in the area as well, seeing as there are excellent religious and Montessori schools nearby.
Old Brooklyn Housing 2020
Generally speaking, the median real estate price in Brooklyn Heights tracks around $125K, which notably tracks under the national average.
To give a more specific idea of the price ranges of real estate in Old Brooklyn, around 3,200 properties in the neighborhood are valued under $50K. Another 7,500 pieces of real estate vary between $50K-$100K, while 2,750 properties are worth between $100K-$150K.
From there, 1,200 properties range between $150K-$200K, and an estimated 320 properties are worth between $250K-$300K. Another 530 pieces of real estate in Old Brooklyn vary between $300K-$400K, and 150 other properties are in higher price ranges and vary between $400K-$500K. About 40 other properties in the neighborhood range even more broadly between $500K-$750K.
Overall, Old Brooklyn can be considered a seller’s market, seeing as there are generally more people looking to buy in the neighborhood than there are listed properties, and listings typically receive multiple offers.
Old Brooklyn Homes for Sale
Around 47% of properties in Old Brooklyn are rented residences, which means 53% of housing options in the neighborhood are owner-occupied properties. The vacancy rate in Old Brooklyn tracks around 12.2%, which ranks above 66% of residential areas across the country.
The bulk of residential properties are single family homes and apartment complexes, with smaller apartment buildings accounting for the next highest percentage of properties. As for attached properties, there are little to no condominiums in Old Brooklyn.
About 75% of properties in Old Brooklyn were built between 1940-1969, and another 21.4% of properties were constructed between 1970-1999, which means there are a very small number of newly constructed housing options in the neighborhood, especially considering under 4% of other properties were built in or before 1939.
About 54% of properties in the neighborhood have 3 bedroom layouts, and about 39% of properties have between 1-2 bedrooms. From there, about 7% of properties have 4 or more bedrooms.