Solon OH Real Estate - North Vs. South Solon, Which Is Better?

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Solon OH Real Estate - North Vs. South Solon, Which Is Better

As real estate agents who live here in Solon OH, we are often asked this question by buyers who are not familiar with the area. It is a tough question to answer because each specific area within Solon has its advantages, and every buyer has their own personal preference depending on various factors.

First, let's clarify what most people mean when we say "North" or "South" Solon. Officially, North Solon and South Solon are not actual cities, they are merely popular terms used by us locals to describe where something is located within the city.

Here is some detailed information on both areas of town.

North Solon - Refers to the area North of highway 422 and is characterized in terms of Solon real estate by typically older homes on larger, wooded lots. The developments in North Solon are popular for those looking for more privacy and land. Geographically, this area also allows for quicker access to the highway either off Harper Rd or SOM Center Road, which is viewed as a plus for those working downtown or who want to be a little closer to the airport.

 North Solon OH Home

Here is an example of what a home in North Solon may look like:

Since many of these neighborhoods have homes built in the 50's, 60's, and 70's, they don't have all of the modern amenities that today's newer homes have. However, they do offer charm and nicer lot sizes, often with mature trees and landscaping. Some areas of North Solon could even be categorized as "peaceful, quiet, and nature-like."

Homes in the North part of town are also closer to other popular suburbs such as Moreland Hills OH, Orange OH, Pepper Pike OH, and Beachwood OH.  



Home in the South part of Solon OH

South Solon - Refers to the area of town South of Route 43, Aurora Road. The housing here is newer for the most part, although there are older homes on land in South Solon as well. In Addition, for those looking to buy a luxury home in Solon, the area South of 422 offers many more choices. Therefore, you may end up paying a premium for buying in the North part of town merely based on supply.


Here is what a typical home in the South part of Solon may look like:




There is very little located in North Solon besides housing, with the exception of one shopping center and 1 of the schools, Lewis Elementary. Everything else is located to the South, including the other 3 elementary schools, Middle School, JR High and High School, numerous shopping centers, including grocery stores, the Solon Recreation Center, Solon Center for The Arts, and Solon Public Library.

So, is one area of town really better than the other? It really depends on who you ask. For those looking to buy a home in Solon OH, we recommend keeping an open mind and looking at homes in all areas of the city. Then, you will get a feel for what is better for your personal needs.

Then of course, there is the area in between North and South Solon, which contains newer and older homes. We really don't have an unofficial nickname for this area other than Central Solon, but we'll write about that part of Solon OH in another post, so you'll have to keep reading our blog.

Here are a few popular neighborhoods in North Solon OH:

North Hill

North Park

Here are some popular neighborhoods South of 422:

Chagrin Highlands of Solon

Forest Hills

Huntington Woods



Signature of Solon

Below are other articles of interest pertaining to Solon:

Money Magazine Ranks Solon Top Places To Live

Newsweek Ranks Solon On Top Schools List

Solon - A Special Community

 Solon Schools


About The Authors:

Dan and Amy Schuman are Solon OH residents. They specialize in Solon luxury homes, working with buyers relocating to Solon, and first-time buyers.

For Ohio and Solon OH real estate and homes see Solon real estate

For a personal consultation or to speak directly to The Schuman Team, call 216-346-3235.



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Anna Hunter
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My vote is for "North" but I can't help but be partial since that's where I live.  We love the quicker access to Chagrin Blvd.

Mar 19, 2010 11:44 PM #1
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
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Thanks for commenting, Anna. People who live in North Solon usually feel strongly about their location. Plus, with the Metroparks and homes on pretty wooded lots, there is a lot to offer up "North".

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