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185 Apartments for rent in Bedford Heights, OH

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23425 Cranfield Road
23425 Cranfield Road
Bedford Heights, OH
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
1045 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:50 AM
Bedford Hts Home - Property Id: 378499 A beautiful 3 bedroom/2 full bath with finish basement with a full bath. Brand new 1st floor bath and brand new kitchen tile and dishwasher. There is a attached garage .
1 Unit Available
24525 Randolph
24525 Randolph Road
Bedford Heights, OH
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1170 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
24525 Randolph, Bedford Heights - Attractive 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Ranch with 2 car attached garage, sliding glass door opening to large rear porch and spacious backyard. (RLNE3564300)
Results within 1 mile of Bedford Heights
1 Unit Available
20105 Maple Heights Blvd
20105 Maple Heights Boulevard
Maple Heights, OH
3 Bedrooms
$975
1092 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:51 PM
20105 Maple Heights Blvd, Maple Hts - 3 bd 1.
1 Unit Available
4880 Northfield Rd
4880 Northfield Road
North Randall, OH
Studio
$2,500
10245 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:51 PM
Great location for any retail, traffic is amazing and close to all major freeways.
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11 Units Available
Eaton Ridge
201 Eaton Ridge Dr
Northfield, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,100
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,230
1115 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:40 PM
Surround yourself with comfort and convenience. Eaton Ridge apartment homes are thoughtfully designed offering in-suite washers and dryers, walk-in closets, spacious rooms with a neutral decor and patios or balconies.
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34 Units Available
Easthaven at the Village
26900 Amhearst Cir
Beachwood, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,415
998 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,720
1270 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,705
1600 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 09:39 PM
Modern and luxurious apartments with cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, and walk-in closets. Close to I-271. Community includes a tennis court, sauna, pool, and children's playground. Dogs and cats allowed.
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11 Units Available
Liberty Hill Apartments
32450 Cromwell Dr
Solon, OH | Liberty Hill
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,945
1350 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:00 PM
Modern community located off Som Center Road in Solon. Located in an award-winning school district. Pet-friendly apartments with air conditioning, dishwashers, and oversized closets. Residents have access to pool, business center, and clubhouse.
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38 Units Available
Four Seasons
26600 George Zeiger Dr
Beachwood, OH
1 Bedroom
$1,360
1080 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,667
1558 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,860
2022 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 07:00 PM
One- to three-bedroom apartment homes nestled in a landscaped, gated community. Interiors feature spacious closets, in-unit laundry and floor-to-ceiling windows, while the community features a zero-entry pool, a fire pit and a heated garage.
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11 Units Available
Upstairs at Van Aken
20100 Walker Rd
Shaker Heights, OH | Sussex
1 Bedroom
$1,244
793 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,878
1507 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:48 PM
Retreat Upstairs at Van Aken. Situated within Shaker Height’s new downtown—Upstairs offers a generous and contemporary collection of apartments designed for living well.
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18 Units Available
Aristocrat Communities
3311 Warrensville Center Rd
Shaker Heights, OH | Mercer
1 Bedroom
$740
807 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
1082 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 06:47 PM
Near I-271 and I-480 near Shaker Heights amenities, including golf course and John Carroll University. An eclectic community with open floor plans. On-site clubhouse, covered parking, and fitness center. Close to bus lines.
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12 Units Available
Moreland Manor
15715 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH | Moreland
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$840
1100 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:32 PM
This community offers one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans. Just minutes from dining, shopping, and entertainment, these units offer a series of convenient amenities, including covered parking, close proximity to the bus line and more.
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6 Units Available
Golfview Apartments
3363 Warrensville Center Rd
Shaker Heights, OH | Mercer
1 Bedroom
$800
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$910
850 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:47 PM
Close to I-271 and public transit in the area, these homes feature modern appliances in kitchens and spacious floor plans. Common amenities include covered parking, a clubhouse and convenient online payment facility.
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10 Units Available
Fairway-Marchmont Terrace
3310 Warrensville Center Road
Shaker Heights, OH | Mercer
1 Bedroom
$740
574 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
1114 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:47 PM
Situated at 3310 & 3270 Warrensville Center Rd., this beautiful complex offers one- and two-bedroom apartments. Amenities include a full appliance package, onsite laundry facilities, short-term lease options and more.
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1 Unit Available
Almar Arms
3261 Warrensville Center Road
Shaker Heights, OH | Mercer
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$875
979 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:47 PM
Welcome to Almar Arms, located minutes from the new Van Aken District in Shaker Heights, OH. For more information, photos, and to fill out an online application, please visit almararmsapt.com!
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1 Unit Available
Chagrin Place Apartments
3441 West Brainard Rd
Woodmere, OH | Woodmere
Studio
$585
387 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 06:47 PM
Welcome to Chagrin Place Apartments in Woodmere, OH. You will be very comfortable in your new home at our convenient location right down the street from Eton Center where there is shopping and dining choices.
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40 Units Available
Colton House
20875 Chagrin Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH
1 Bedroom
$800
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
850 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 06:23 PM
Located minutes from I-480 and I-270 near the golf courses and college. Each home offers views. On-site clubhouse, pool and covered parking provided. Private and secure storage available. Pet-friendly.
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Redwood Macedonia
8282 Lakeview Dr
Macedonia, OH
2 Bedrooms
$1,774
1373 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:54 AM
Redwood Macedonia is where you'll find the single-story apartment you've been looking for. Live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, pet-friendly home with an attached garage.
1 Unit Available
4155 East 138th Street
4155 East 138th Street
Cleveland, OH | Corlett
3 Bedrooms
$875
1210 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 10:46 PM
STATUS: Available. SHOWINGS: Weekdays only. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Use Rently self-showing to view. Section 8 or EDEN: NOT Accepted CONTACT: 216Rents.com 216.201.9114. Rently Self-Showing 216.208.6565.
1 Unit Available
14408 James Avenue
14408 James Avenue
Maple Heights, OH
3 Bedrooms
$1,075
1500 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 10:46 PM
*** Text "Rental" to 797-979 to receive a text with a list of our current properties for rent *** - Address: 14408 James Avenue, Maple Heights, OH 44137 - Rent: $1,075 Per Month - Deposit: $1,075 - Bedrooms: 3 - Bathrooms: 1 - Approx: 1,500 Sq.Ft.
1 Unit Available
9115 North Plaza Drive
9115 North Plaza Drive
Northfield, OH
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1456 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 10:46 PM
To schedule a showing, click the link below https://homes.rently.com/homes-for-rent/properties/2386136?source=iframe&companyID=20461 Large open concept home with many features.
1 Unit Available
9064 Cambridge Drive
9064 Cambridge Drive
Northfield, OH
2 Bedrooms
$1,440
1324 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 10:46 PM
IMAGINE HOMES IS PLEASED TO OFFER 100% SELF-GUIDED HOME TOURS THAT ALLOW YOU TO VISIT OUR HOMES WHILE PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING! A newly remodeled two-bedroom home awaits you! This has been upgraded with freshly painted walls and refinished wood
1 Unit Available
15312 Maple Park, 11
15312 Maple Park Drive
Maple Heights, OH
1 Bedroom
$695
600 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 10:40 PM
This beautiful suite has been updated and provides all the modern amenities that make for a great living experience. The 600 square foot, one-bedroom / 1 bathroom suite offers a spacious floor plan that integrates the living and dining area.
1 Unit Available
4405 East 156th Street
4405 East 156th Street
Cleveland, OH | Lee - Miles
3 Bedrooms
$995
1008 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 10:40 PM
Prime Location: Newly Updated, naturally well-lit 3 bedroom, 2 Bathroom house in Cleveland. detached 2 car garage. Close to shopping, dining, and walking distance to schools. No smoking. $995/Month, 1 month security deposit. Utilities not included.
1 Unit Available
3997 East 146th Street
3997 East 146th Street
Cleveland, OH | Corlett
3 Bedrooms
$995
1056 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 10:40 PM
Prime Location: Newly Updated, naturally well-lit 3 bedroom, 1 Bathroom house in Cleveland. Attached garage. New Stove included. Close to shopping, dining, and walking distance to schools. No smoking. $995/Month, 1 month security deposit.
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Apartment Rentals in Bedford Heights start at $1,100/month.
How much is rent in Bedford Heights?
Apartment Rentals in Bedford Heights start at $1,100/month.
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While some Bedford Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Bedford Heights properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Bedford Heights.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bedford Heights. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Kent State University at Kent, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Notre Dame College, and John Carroll University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Bedford Heights?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bedford Heights. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Kent State University at Kent, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Notre Dame College, and John Carroll University.

City Guide

Bedford Heights
Despite being a small town, Bedford Heights has seen its fair share of celebrities, most notably Halle Berry. The actress and model, who has won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Golden Globe, was raised in this Cleveland suburb.
Despite being a small town, Bedford Heights has seen its fair share of celebrities, most notably Halle Berry. The actress and model, who has won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Golden Globe, was raised in this Cleveland suburb.

Located 16 miles southeast of Cleveland, this suburban community of 10,751 rests at the intersection of Interstate 480 and Interstate 271 in southeastern Cuyahoga County. Bedford Heights' advantageous location has made it a business destination, along with giving its natives access to jobs in Cleveland. The town, which incorporated in 1961, has had an Oscar-winning actress (Halle Berry), NFL players (Chris Chambers, Lee Evans, and Eric Beverly), an astronaut (Mary Ellen Weber) and the inventor of "boogie woogie" music (Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport) live within its borders. You never know who you might run into in Bedford Heights.

Moving to Bedford Heights

Bedford Heights puts the friendly in "friendly hometown" as you can actually call the mayor of the town to inquire about moving there. Yes, they actually have his direct phone number on the town's website, which helps reinforce the small-town vibe that Bedford Heights has looked to create. As far as properties to rent, Bedford Heights has plenty of those as well. New business development has been pretty steady in recent years, a good sign in a region of the country that has seen more businesses close and people move away than most in recent years. That's not the case in Bedford Heights from a business aspect, as it still has a pretty steady manufacturing and retail base that's continuing to grow.

A House-friendly Environment

Along with granted new building permits for houses, Bedford Heights is a great place for a new resident to find a home, even if they have no interest in taking out a mortgage. Rental houses are a big thing in Bedford Heights, as nearly 50 percent of the housing stock is open for renters. So if you want to try your hand at living in a house but don't want the responsibilities of maintenance or a mortgage, Bedford Heights very well could be the place for you. The cost of renting a house in Bedford Heights also works into many budgets, as Bedford Heights prices are about average for Ohio, which generally has a pretty reasonable cost of living. You won't be paying East Coast or West Coast prices by any means.

Apartment Living

While rental houses are big in Bedford Heights, there are plenty of apartment buildings that can be found in town. Most of the apartment complexes are located in the northern part of the town, and if you look hard enough, you'll be able to find properties with some or all utilities paid. Southgate Towers, a towering complex (pun intended) on Northfield Road, has creative utility deals along with roomy suite apartments. Along with the convenience of paid utilities, the apartment district of Bedford Heights are located right by both Interstate 480 and Interstate 271, providing residents with easy access to Cleveland and other parts of the metro area if they so desire.

Avoid the Lake Effect

While Bedford Heights doesn't rest on Lake Erie, it gets its fair share of lake effect snow -- or heavy snow fueled by cold air picking up moisture from lake waters in the winter -- and can get buried. So if you really want to move to Bedford Heights, don't do it in the winter. Depending on the temperamental winds and snows off the lake, you might be delayed for days in trying to move into your new home. Seriously, lake-effect snow can dump feet of the white stuff in the course of hours. Besides avoiding winter, there's really not a prime time to move to Bedford Heights. What you can avoid in some rental properties are weighty security deposits, especially with apartments, as there are deals to be had. Be sure to be ready for the standard steps (proof of employment, credit and background check) when applying for a rental property in Bedford Heights.

Moving to Bedford Heights
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Bedford Heights puts the friendly in "friendly hometown" as you can actually call the mayor of the town to inquire about moving there. Yes, they actually have his direct phone number on the town's website, which helps reinforce the small-town vibe that Bedford Heights has looked to create. As far as properties to rent, Bedford Heights has plenty of those as well. New business development has been pretty steady in recent years, a good sign in a region of the country that has seen more businesses close and people move away than most in recent years. That's not the case in Bedford Heights from a business aspect, as it still has a pretty steady manufacturing and retail base that's continuing to grow.

A House-friendly Environment

Along with granted new building permits for houses, Bedford Heights is a great place for a new resident to find a home, even if they have no interest in taking out a mortgage. Rental houses are a big thing in Bedford Heights, as nearly 50 percent of the housing stock is open for renters. So if you want to try your hand at living in a house but don't want the responsibilities of maintenance or a mortgage, Bedford Heights very well could be the place for you. The cost of renting a house in Bedford Heights also works into many budgets, as Bedford Heights prices are about average for Ohio, which generally has a pretty reasonable cost of living. You won't be paying East Coast or West Coast prices by any means.

Apartment Living

While rental houses are big in Bedford Heights, there are plenty of apartment buildings that can be found in town. Most of the apartment complexes are located in the northern part of the town, and if you look hard enough, you'll be able to find properties with some or all utilities paid. Southgate Towers, a towering complex (pun intended) on Northfield Road, has creative utility deals along with roomy suite apartments. Along with the convenience of paid utilities, the apartment district of Bedford Heights are located right by both Interstate 480 and Interstate 271, providing residents with easy access to Cleveland and other parts of the metro area if they so desire.

Avoid the Lake Effect

While Bedford Heights doesn't rest on Lake Erie, it gets its fair share of lake effect snow -- or heavy snow fueled by cold air picking up moisture from lake waters in the winter -- and can get buried. So if you really want to move to Bedford Heights, don't do it in the winter. Depending on the temperamental winds and snows off the lake, you might be delayed for days in trying to move into your new home. Seriously, lake-effect snow can dump feet of the white stuff in the course of hours. Besides avoiding winter, there's really not a prime time to move to Bedford Heights. What you can avoid in some rental properties are weighty security deposits, especially with apartments, as there are deals to be had. Be sure to be ready for the standard steps (proof of employment, credit and background check) when applying for a rental property in Bedford Heights.

Neighborhoods of Bedford Heights

Bedford Heights isn't broken into formal neighborhoods, but there are three sections of town. The southern part of town, centered on Solon and Randolph Roads, are where most of the housing stock lies. It's also the location of the Bedford Metro Reserve, which is one of the 17 parks in the Cleveland Metroparks system. The northeast part of town, highlighted by Aurora Road and Richmond Road, contains most of Bedford Heights' apartment complexes, while the northwest part of town, appropriately named City Center, is where many of the town's businesses and restaurants are located. There is also some apartment living in this area, especially around Libby Road, and this area is decently walkable.

Neighborhoods of Bedford Heights
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Bedford Heights isn't broken into formal neighborhoods, but there are three sections of town. The southern part of town, centered on Solon and Randolph Roads, are where most of the housing stock lies. It's also the location of the Bedford Metro Reserve, which is one of the 17 parks in the Cleveland Metroparks system. The northeast part of town, highlighted by Aurora Road and Richmond Road, contains most of Bedford Heights' apartment complexes, while the northwest part of town, appropriately named City Center, is where many of the town's businesses and restaurants are located. There is also some apartment living in this area, especially around Libby Road, and this area is decently walkable.

Living in Bedford Heights

Having a Cleveland Metropark is a huge perk, and the Bedford Metro Reserve gives residents a chance to enjoy the spoils of nature in an urban setting. The Bedford Metro Reserve, which also spills over into the towns of Bedford and Valley View, is centered on Tinker's Creek. The park features Shawnee Hills Golf Course, Tinker's Gorge, walking trails, cross country skiing in the winter, and bird watching as part of the National Audubon Society's bird watching program. The Bedford Heights Recreation Center is also a center of activity within the town. The Rec Center, located on Perkins Road right by the police and fire department, hosts a "Family Fun Days Celebration" every summer, which is a town fair that includes activities such as live music, dancing, face painting, food and a climbing rock wall. For those looking for an educational experience, Bedford Heights has a Holocaust memorial located at the Zion Cemetery on Northfield Road, which gives tribute to World War II victims.

As far as restaurants are concerned, there are two pizza places worth checking out -- Zeppe's Tavern and Pizzeria on Miles Road and Rascal House Pizza on Northfield Road. John's Best Steak Gyro on Northfield Road is also worth a taste. For those who want to get out of town, Cleveland is less than a half-hour by car and about an hour by bus, as the RTA has several stops in town that will transport you to the city.

Living in Bedford Heights
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Having a Cleveland Metropark is a huge perk, and the Bedford Metro Reserve gives residents a chance to enjoy the spoils of nature in an urban setting. The Bedford Metro Reserve, which also spills over into the towns of Bedford and Valley View, is centered on Tinker's Creek. The park features Shawnee Hills Golf Course, Tinker's Gorge, walking trails, cross country skiing in the winter, and bird watching as part of the National Audubon Society's bird watching program. The Bedford Heights Recreation Center is also a center of activity within the town. The Rec Center, located on Perkins Road right by the police and fire department, hosts a "Family Fun Days Celebration" every summer, which is a town fair that includes activities such as live music, dancing, face painting, food and a climbing rock wall. For those looking for an educational experience, Bedford Heights has a Holocaust memorial located at the Zion Cemetery on Northfield Road, which gives tribute to World War II victims.

As far as restaurants are concerned, there are two pizza places worth checking out -- Zeppe's Tavern and Pizzeria on Miles Road and Rascal House Pizza on Northfield Road. John's Best Steak Gyro on Northfield Road is also worth a taste. For those who want to get out of town, Cleveland is less than a half-hour by car and about an hour by bus, as the RTA has several stops in town that will transport you to the city.

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City Guide

Bedford Heights
Despite being a small town, Bedford Heights has seen its fair share of celebrities, most notably Halle Berry. The actress and model, who has won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Golden Globe, was raised in this Cleveland suburb.
Despite being a small town, Bedford Heights has seen its fair share of celebrities, most notably Halle Berry. The actress and model, who has won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Golden Globe, was raised in this Cleveland suburb.

Located 16 miles southeast of Cleveland, this suburban community of 10,751 rests at the intersection of Interstate 480 and Interstate 271 in southeastern Cuyahoga County. Bedford Heights' advantageous location has made it a business destination, along with giving its natives access to jobs in Cleveland. The town, which incorporated in 1961, has had an Oscar-winning actress (Halle Berry), NFL players (Chris Chambers, Lee Evans, and Eric Beverly), an astronaut (Mary Ellen Weber) and the inventor of "boogie woogie" music (Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport) live within its borders. You never know who you might run into in Bedford Heights.

Moving to Bedford Heights

Bedford Heights puts the friendly in "friendly hometown" as you can actually call the mayor of the town to inquire about moving there. Yes, they actually have his direct phone number on the town's website, which helps reinforce the small-town vibe that Bedford Heights has looked to create. As far as properties to rent, Bedford Heights has plenty of those as well. New business development has been pretty steady in recent years, a good sign in a region of the country that has seen more businesses close and people move away than most in recent years. That's not the case in Bedford Heights from a business aspect, as it still has a pretty steady manufacturing and retail base that's continuing to grow.

A House-friendly Environment

Along with granted new building permits for houses, Bedford Heights is a great place for a new resident to find a home, even if they have no interest in taking out a mortgage. Rental houses are a big thing in Bedford Heights, as nearly 50 percent of the housing stock is open for renters. So if you want to try your hand at living in a house but don't want the responsibilities of maintenance or a mortgage, Bedford Heights very well could be the place for you. The cost of renting a house in Bedford Heights also works into many budgets, as Bedford Heights prices are about average for Ohio, which generally has a pretty reasonable cost of living. You won't be paying East Coast or West Coast prices by any means.

Apartment Living

While rental houses are big in Bedford Heights, there are plenty of apartment buildings that can be found in town. Most of the apartment complexes are located in the northern part of the town, and if you look hard enough, you'll be able to find properties with some or all utilities paid. Southgate Towers, a towering complex (pun intended) on Northfield Road, has creative utility deals along with roomy suite apartments. Along with the convenience of paid utilities, the apartment district of Bedford Heights are located right by both Interstate 480 and Interstate 271, providing residents with easy access to Cleveland and other parts of the metro area if they so desire.

Avoid the Lake Effect

While Bedford Heights doesn't rest on Lake Erie, it gets its fair share of lake effect snow -- or heavy snow fueled by cold air picking up moisture from lake waters in the winter -- and can get buried. So if you really want to move to Bedford Heights, don't do it in the winter. Depending on the temperamental winds and snows off the lake, you might be delayed for days in trying to move into your new home. Seriously, lake-effect snow can dump feet of the white stuff in the course of hours. Besides avoiding winter, there's really not a prime time to move to Bedford Heights. What you can avoid in some rental properties are weighty security deposits, especially with apartments, as there are deals to be had. Be sure to be ready for the standard steps (proof of employment, credit and background check) when applying for a rental property in Bedford Heights.

Moving to Bedford Heights
+

Bedford Heights puts the friendly in "friendly hometown" as you can actually call the mayor of the town to inquire about moving there. Yes, they actually have his direct phone number on the town's website, which helps reinforce the small-town vibe that Bedford Heights has looked to create. As far as properties to rent, Bedford Heights has plenty of those as well. New business development has been pretty steady in recent years, a good sign in a region of the country that has seen more businesses close and people move away than most in recent years. That's not the case in Bedford Heights from a business aspect, as it still has a pretty steady manufacturing and retail base that's continuing to grow.

A House-friendly Environment

Along with granted new building permits for houses, Bedford Heights is a great place for a new resident to find a home, even if they have no interest in taking out a mortgage. Rental houses are a big thing in Bedford Heights, as nearly 50 percent of the housing stock is open for renters. So if you want to try your hand at living in a house but don't want the responsibilities of maintenance or a mortgage, Bedford Heights very well could be the place for you. The cost of renting a house in Bedford Heights also works into many budgets, as Bedford Heights prices are about average for Ohio, which generally has a pretty reasonable cost of living. You won't be paying East Coast or West Coast prices by any means.

Apartment Living

While rental houses are big in Bedford Heights, there are plenty of apartment buildings that can be found in town. Most of the apartment complexes are located in the northern part of the town, and if you look hard enough, you'll be able to find properties with some or all utilities paid. Southgate Towers, a towering complex (pun intended) on Northfield Road, has creative utility deals along with roomy suite apartments. Along with the convenience of paid utilities, the apartment district of Bedford Heights are located right by both Interstate 480 and Interstate 271, providing residents with easy access to Cleveland and other parts of the metro area if they so desire.

Avoid the Lake Effect

While Bedford Heights doesn't rest on Lake Erie, it gets its fair share of lake effect snow -- or heavy snow fueled by cold air picking up moisture from lake waters in the winter -- and can get buried. So if you really want to move to Bedford Heights, don't do it in the winter. Depending on the temperamental winds and snows off the lake, you might be delayed for days in trying to move into your new home. Seriously, lake-effect snow can dump feet of the white stuff in the course of hours. Besides avoiding winter, there's really not a prime time to move to Bedford Heights. What you can avoid in some rental properties are weighty security deposits, especially with apartments, as there are deals to be had. Be sure to be ready for the standard steps (proof of employment, credit and background check) when applying for a rental property in Bedford Heights.

Neighborhoods of Bedford Heights

Bedford Heights isn't broken into formal neighborhoods, but there are three sections of town. The southern part of town, centered on Solon and Randolph Roads, are where most of the housing stock lies. It's also the location of the Bedford Metro Reserve, which is one of the 17 parks in the Cleveland Metroparks system. The northeast part of town, highlighted by Aurora Road and Richmond Road, contains most of Bedford Heights' apartment complexes, while the northwest part of town, appropriately named City Center, is where many of the town's businesses and restaurants are located. There is also some apartment living in this area, especially around Libby Road, and this area is decently walkable.

Neighborhoods of Bedford Heights
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Bedford Heights isn't broken into formal neighborhoods, but there are three sections of town. The southern part of town, centered on Solon and Randolph Roads, are where most of the housing stock lies. It's also the location of the Bedford Metro Reserve, which is one of the 17 parks in the Cleveland Metroparks system. The northeast part of town, highlighted by Aurora Road and Richmond Road, contains most of Bedford Heights' apartment complexes, while the northwest part of town, appropriately named City Center, is where many of the town's businesses and restaurants are located. There is also some apartment living in this area, especially around Libby Road, and this area is decently walkable.

Living in Bedford Heights

Having a Cleveland Metropark is a huge perk, and the Bedford Metro Reserve gives residents a chance to enjoy the spoils of nature in an urban setting. The Bedford Metro Reserve, which also spills over into the towns of Bedford and Valley View, is centered on Tinker's Creek. The park features Shawnee Hills Golf Course, Tinker's Gorge, walking trails, cross country skiing in the winter, and bird watching as part of the National Audubon Society's bird watching program. The Bedford Heights Recreation Center is also a center of activity within the town. The Rec Center, located on Perkins Road right by the police and fire department, hosts a "Family Fun Days Celebration" every summer, which is a town fair that includes activities such as live music, dancing, face painting, food and a climbing rock wall. For those looking for an educational experience, Bedford Heights has a Holocaust memorial located at the Zion Cemetery on Northfield Road, which gives tribute to World War II victims.

As far as restaurants are concerned, there are two pizza places worth checking out -- Zeppe's Tavern and Pizzeria on Miles Road and Rascal House Pizza on Northfield Road. John's Best Steak Gyro on Northfield Road is also worth a taste. For those who want to get out of town, Cleveland is less than a half-hour by car and about an hour by bus, as the RTA has several stops in town that will transport you to the city.

Living in Bedford Heights
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Having a Cleveland Metropark is a huge perk, and the Bedford Metro Reserve gives residents a chance to enjoy the spoils of nature in an urban setting. The Bedford Metro Reserve, which also spills over into the towns of Bedford and Valley View, is centered on Tinker's Creek. The park features Shawnee Hills Golf Course, Tinker's Gorge, walking trails, cross country skiing in the winter, and bird watching as part of the National Audubon Society's bird watching program. The Bedford Heights Recreation Center is also a center of activity within the town. The Rec Center, located on Perkins Road right by the police and fire department, hosts a "Family Fun Days Celebration" every summer, which is a town fair that includes activities such as live music, dancing, face painting, food and a climbing rock wall. For those looking for an educational experience, Bedford Heights has a Holocaust memorial located at the Zion Cemetery on Northfield Road, which gives tribute to World War II victims.

As far as restaurants are concerned, there are two pizza places worth checking out -- Zeppe's Tavern and Pizzeria on Miles Road and Rascal House Pizza on Northfield Road. John's Best Steak Gyro on Northfield Road is also worth a taste. For those who want to get out of town, Cleveland is less than a half-hour by car and about an hour by bus, as the RTA has several stops in town that will transport you to the city.