Rent to Own Homes near Strongsville, OH

Top 9 Reasons to Live in Strongsville

  • Small city with big town amenities. Strongsville, Ohio is located in the Cleveland/Elyria/Mentor Metro area; it is 21 miles from Cleveland. Strongsville has recently gone through a retail and recreational growth spurt and offers lots of shopping and recreational opportunities within its borders as well.

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  • Houses, houses everywhere. Nearly 77% of the housing options available for rent to own, purchase or pure rentals are single family detached homes, and the vast majority of them are ranch style houses set on large lots.
  • Options for renters. Strongsville is located around Route 42, which was once a main thoroughfare from Cleveland to Louisville, Kentucky. Route 42 is called Pearl Road in Strongsville, and has many other names further south. The completion of Interstate 71 took most of the traffic from Route 42, effectively putting all the hotels and motels on the road out of business. Many of those are now rental properties, and fairly inexpensive.
  • Community feel. Strongsville has a lot going for it; a vibrant business district that centers around South Park Mall, but a nostalgic small town charm near the center of town. Strongsville's great schools and excellent city services are well known throughout the region.
  • Green space and recreation. Strongsville has retained 2,400 acres of green space and nine parks, and offers its residents lots of recreational, fitness and aquatic opportunities at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center located on Route 82, the major east west route through the city.
  • Stable and established community. Strongsville is one of the most well established suburbs in the Cleveland area. Nearly 90% of the homes were built prior to 1999, the vast majority after 1970; with large open spaces available, most of the houses were built as rambling ranches with attached garages. Today, 77% of the homes in the city are owner occupied. Still, there are rent to own houses and even duplex ranch style homes available, and about 4% are vacant. Median rental price is $721.
  • Affordable, and then some! Strongsville, and the Cleveland metro area in general, offers some of the best bargains for housing in the state of Ohio. The median home price is fairly equivalent to the national median at $159,000 and there is a wide range of prices. Additionally, the recession took a toll on the city, so there are definitely bargain rent to own homes waiting to be found.
  • Safety and security for all. The crime rate in Strongsville is extremely low; so much so that police officers in the city are known to respond two and three deep to any emergency calls received. Of course, that exceptional police force is likely the reason that crime in the city is so low.
  • Surrounding area. Strongsville's location puts it near so much that there is to see and do in Ohio. Famed amusement park Cedar Point, and the entire vacation area of Put-in Bay and Kelley's Island is just a short drive. The quaint town of Medina, with its nostalgic town square, is just a little bit south. Of course, for big city amenities like professional sports teams, museums and live theater, Cleveland is within an easy drive as well.