Cleveland and its surrounding areas are divided in half by the Cuyahoga River. These two halves are known as the East Side and the West Side — and residents of each share a friendly rivalry. To the north of the city is Lake Erie, and there are a few neighborhoods in the south, but for the most part, you’ll be picking from East or West.
Each side has particular features to consider. If you like old, historic homes, the East Side might be for you. If you prefer new builds that are closer to freeways, the West Side is ideal. And if you like to be right in the action, opt for a condo or apartment downtown.