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Where to Retire in Avon Lake and Home Prices

 Zillow reports the median home value to be $257,400, in late 2018. Homes along the lakeshore are priced much higher and sell for over $1,000,000. There are active adult communities in Avon Lake, see link on left.

 

What is special about Avon Lake

Avon Lake is located along the Shores of Lake Erie with a very low crime rate and offers all types of outdoor recreation for every season.  The town is home to parks, and trails for cross country skiing, biking and hiking.  The Avon Lake Library is located at the end of a paved trail which makes for a nice walk to the library through the woods.  The town also boasts a huge $4.2 million outdoor aquatic center and features a lap pool and a lazy river, and is free to seniors.  Cleveland and all its cultural events are nearby, with Avon Lake having easy access to Interstate 90 to downtown and to the airport.

 

What is not special about Avon Lake

Although Avon Lake is not in the snowbelt, it can get over 40 inches of snow during the winter months; high real estate taxes; the town has sidewalks throughout, but there is no real "downtown", so to speak.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 29 degrees, with July's average at 75 degrees.  Avon Lake's snow average is about 42 inches.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Avon Lake is dotted with restaurants, and shops, but because of its close proximity to Cleveland, residents here have convenient access to museums, the Indians', Browns', and Cavaliers' stadiums, The Playhouse Square (the countrys largest performing arts center outside of New York), the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with a system of Metroparks.

Crime

Avon Lake has a very low crime rate.

Medical facilities

Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and a new Cleveland Clinic hospital is 3 miles away in Avon; St. John's Medical Center is located in Westlake about 9 miles away.

Transportation

Avon Lake does offer free, scheduled community curb-to-curb service for residents; the town has miles of bike lanes; Amtrak is 11 miles away in Elyria; the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is approximately 16 miles from Avon Lake; the community has easy access to I90.

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