A suburb of Cleveland, Solon has been recognized multiple times by Money magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live,” ranking 23rd in 2009 and 3rd in 2011. Bloomberg Businessweek also ranked Solon as one of the “Best Places to Raise Kids.” Solon is considered one of the safest Ohio cities and boasts a highly regarded public school system, the Solon City School District. The district has long been ranked as one of the top ten school districts in Ohio, received praise from Newsweek and US News and World Report, earned various awards, such as the Red Quill and Red Quill Legacy from the ACT organization, and even been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.
Solon offers a convenient commute to downtown Cleveland 18 miles away. Akron and other suburban Cleveland areas can be accessed via Route 480 and I-271. The economy in Solon is as vibrant as its public school district. In 2013, Solon was recognized for having a strong online business community and was granted a Google eCity award.
Places of interest in Solon include the Solon Center for the Arts, with classes in art, dance, music, and theater for all ages; Hawthorn Valley Country Club; Southside Park; Grantwood Golf Course; and the locally famous Burntwood Tavern. There’s also Cleveland Metroparks’ famous Emerald Necklace, or the Bridle Trail and Loops, running from the Bedford Reservation, through much of Solon, and to the South Chagrin Reservation, offering ample hiking, biking, picnicking, and other outdoor recreational activities.
Residential homes available in Solon range from affordable single-family housing to luxury living. Solon real estate options include homes in peaceful established neighborhoods, gated golf course communities, new homes, and charming historic homes.
Solon’s city services are renowned, particularly its single-stream recycling program that enables residents to recycle easily without sorting. The city also participates in a compost program, and even safely disposes of computers, carpet padding, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, and more.
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