10 Best Places to Live in Ohio


9) Solon

Solon, Ohio is located in the northeastern portion of the state and is a mutual suburb of Cleveland, Akron, and Canton. Solon ranked 3rd in 2011 as one of the nation’s best places to live via Money and is often considered one of the safest cities in Ohio according to the public school system. In 2013 the city’s economic strength was recognized by Google with an eCity award for its thriving online business activity. That strength is proven in the city’s educational statistics from 2010, which stated that over 57% of residents over the age of 25 years old possessed a college degree while the median age of Solon residents was at only 43 years old. Due to its economic success, Solon is often referred to as a satellite city with its job industry being solid enough to promote and back its residents. Major corporations with offices in Solon include Nestle, First Class Limos, Arrow Electronics, and Keithley Instruments— all of which are ranked in the city’s top ten employers. On top of financial and economic success, Solon has a lively arts community as well as a supportive local police department.