Puritas-Longmead is located in the southwestern part of Cleveland and is one of the four neighborhoods that make up the West Park community.
Home to more than 14,000 people, the Puritas-Longmead neighborhood lets residents experience the suburban feel and enjoy convenient access to major business hubs, highly-rated schools, parks, and recreation spaces.
Most of the housing units in the area are single-family homes that were built after World War II. Some multi-family dwellings have also been constructed along the Bellaire and Puritas roads.
The neighborhood continues to experience an industrial boom, as it is the site of industrial parks that are located near major roads. Most of the commercial and retail establishments in the area are situated in major streets that include Puritas Avenue, Lorain Avenue, and Rocky Drive.
Puritas-Longmead has easy access to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, a part of which is located in the southwest corner of the neighborhood.
More than 12,000 people make up Puritas-Longmead’s workforce. About 72.3% of workers are employed in white-collar jobs.
73.7% of employees work in private companies and about 13% work in government. The most common types of jobs held by residents include sales and office, production, service, transportation, and administrative occupations.
Puritas-Longmead has a high population of young professionals and young families and a median age of 40.
About 52% of adults in the area are high school graduates and about 11% have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree.
White residents make up about 43% of the neighborhood’s diverse population. African American residents account for 32% and Latino residents account for 18%.
TOP Puritas-Longmead HIGHLIGHTS
Puritas-Longmead experiences the same types of natural disasters as Cleveland, Ohio. The main natural disasters in the area are floods, tropical storms and blizzards. Tornadoes are also possible, but they are more common in western regions of Ohio near the Indiana and Kentucky borders.
Blizzards hit the neighborhood every year, and residents should be prepared for heavy snowfall throughout the winter months. Heavy rain during tropical storms can cause the Cuyahoga River to overflow, which can lead to serious flooding. Luckily, Puritas-Longmead doesn’t run along the river, so it experiences less flooding than other neighborhoods.
The average one way-commute in Puritas-Longmead takes about 19 minutes. This is shorter than the U.S. average commute time of 26 minutes.
About 79% of residents drive their own cars to get to their work stations. Nearly 18% of workers carpool, 6.7% walk, and 4.9% take public transportation. Most households in the area have two cars.
The neighborhood is near major roads that include Interstates 71 and 480. Driving from Puritas-Longmead to Downtown Cleveland takes about 14 minutes. Bus rides for the same route take about one hour and 16 minutes.
Purita-Longmead has a higher crime rate than many Cleveland neighborhoods. It has a higher rate of crime than Cleveland’s yearly average, and a much higher rate than the national and state averages.
For every 100,000 people, the US has an average total crime rate of 2,580, the state of Ohio has 2,457 and the city of Cleveland has 5,861. Unfortunately, the average total crime rate of Puritas-Longmead is 7,239. About 1,825 of those crimes are considered violent crimes and 5,554 are considered property crimes.
SCHOOLS IN Puritas-Longmead
Most of the public schools serving Puritas-Longmead are under the jurisdiction of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. There are a number of public, charter schools serving the neighborhood that belong to the West Preparatory and West Park Academy School Districts.
The Cleveland Metropolitan School District manages over 102 schools that cater to more than 39,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The average student-teacher ratio is 16:1.
Many of the district’s schools have average quality ratings of 6 to 8 from GreatSchools. The district focuses on initiatives that empower principals and school teachers to effectively prepare student leaders for the global economy.
Both the West Preparatory and West Park Academy School Districts serve over 230 students in kindergarten through 8th grade with a student-teacher ratio of 18:1.
The two school districts belong to the top 5% of the most diverse schools in Ohio. The average minority enrollment for both school districts is about 66% of the total student body.
Puritas-Longmead Housing 2020
The median property value in Puritas-Longmead is $75,857. This represents an increase of 26% from the median property value of $60,200 recorded in 2017. Between 2017 and 2018, the median property value in the neighborhood grew by 16.78%, from $60,200 to $70,300.
The median sales price of homes in Puritas-Longmead is $74,000 and homes are selling for about $72 per square foot. Two-bedroom homes can cost up to $63,395, while four-bedroom homes can cost up to $91,300.
About 66% of housing units in the area are valued between $50,000 to $99,000 and about 26% of properties are valued at less than $50,000.
In 2017, the median household income in the neighborhood was $37,964. This represented an increase of 12.4% from the median household income of $33,765 recorded in 2016.
Puritas-Longmead Homes for Sale
There are nearly 13,000 housing units in Puritas-Longmead and about 59.7% of these properties are owner-occupied.
The majority of housing units in the neighborhood are well-maintained, single-family homes. Most properties are bungalow types with sizes that range from 750 to 1,400 square feet.
Most of the housing units in the neighborhood were built between 1950 to 1959. A number of houses were also constructed between 1960 to 1979, and 1939 to 1949. The oldest homes are located in the neighborhood’s northeasternmost part.
Most of the single-family homes have two to four bedrooms, and one to two bathrooms. Modern, luxury upgrades include updated kitchens with granite countertops and tile flooring, spacious master suites, enclosed patios, and fully-fenced yards.
Other housing options in the neighborhood include a few multi-family complexes along Bellaire Road and Puritas Avenue and homes and apartments for rent.