University Circle

"Greater Cleveland's Cultural and Educational Center"
Located just outside of downtown, it is a great spot to live where you are not directly in the hustle and bustle but can choose to be when wanted with accessible public transportation. The highly rated Case Western Reserve University brings a college town feel with students and offers a walkable community. It is home to artistic, cultural venues and museums, including The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum. With ample parks like the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Wade Park and Lake View Cemetery help boast nature in the lively neighborhood. Dozens and restaurants and bars occupy the streets with a wide range suitable for all palettes, such as Mia Bella for Italian food with a Mediterranean twist and L'Albatros Brasserie for French dining and fine wines.
What University Circle Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
7.0
social
7.0
management
8.2
Median rents in University Circle
Studio
$
1,200
1 Bedroom
$
1,650
2 Bedroom
$
2,725

Living in
University Circle

Students
Young Professionals
Culture
Museums
Restaurants
Parks
Walkable
University Circle — 8.7/10 Rating (based on 85 neighborhood reviews)
It's part urban and part suburban. There are nice walking trails around wade oval, but could be dangerous if you're alone during the early or late hours of the day. Walk with a friend or group of friends.

Close enough to campus buildings so there was enough light that I felt safe enough, but once I left campus, felt a little more alert.
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Euclid3
The building is in between two large hospitals, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, making it very easy for me to get to class/rotations. It is generally safe. The Case Western Reserve University police and Cleveland Clinic patrol the area almost constantly, and I have always felt secure. Additionally, I am close to museums, coffee shops, libraries, bars, and nice places to eat, study, and hang out.
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One University Circle
It's a wonderful neighborhood - walking distance to all the museums, botanical gardens, and some of the best restaurants in Cleveland. Also walking distance to a couple coffee shops and the CWRU library and student center, so ideal for studying. The best part: < 5 min commute to school and you get to avoid Cedar coming down the hill.
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Hazel 8
Living in University Circle while in law school has made a stressful experience pleasant and less complicated. The walk to campus (which is in University Circle) is fabulous - not having to battle hospital traffic and find parking is great. There's a Constantino's Market that provides all grocery needs. University Circle has a diverse range of food options - from upscale dining at L'Albatros, to comfort food in Little Italy, to fast casual in Uptown, you could probably eat somewhere different every night for a month, all within walking distance.

University Circle is THE hub for cultural activity in Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Art is my favorite place in the Circle. It has fabulous permanent exhibits and brings in wonderful temporary exhibitions. The museum hosts social events that are perfect for young people more than once a month. The Circle also contains Severance Hall - home of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, the Natural History Museum, and more!

The area is fairly safe as it is heavily patrolled by UCPD and Campus Police. Ambulances frequent the area to get to the hospital, but that is the only noise complaint I've ever heard of.

I couldn't be happier about living right in University Circle during law school.
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Uptown Apartments
The neighborhood is very safe, although I only walk to and from school. From park lane, I would not walk to go grocery shopping as there are not stores nearby except for rite aid.
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Park Lane Villa
neighbors are friendly, though due to the location and the vast majority of the people living in the building are working or going to school, rarely see neighbors. The most active time with people in the building are on Friday nights through Saturday night.
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Fayne Apartments
There is a lot of things to do in the neighborhood now. It is feeling more like a campus area, with some local flavor mixed in.
There is a grocery store that is very convenient and also the normal college campus chain restaurants like Chipotle.
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The Triangle Apartments
This is a safe neighbourhood as it's located in the heart of university circle. There are lots of restaurants within one minute walking distance and the public transport connectivity is very good.
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University East Apartments
So far, so good! I've had no issues when walking around. There are lots of things close by/within walking distance.
I always see lots of other people out walking around too.
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The Triangle Apartments
It is close to the HEC and is a relatively safe area!
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Park Lane Villa
University Circle is a good area. There are several restaurants, a grocery store, museum, and other venues within walking distance.
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The Triangle Apartments
The neighborhood mostly consists of students and professionals and is in close proximity to the Little Italy neighborhood.
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Triangle Towers
University Circle is a very active and fun area for young adults with many restaurants and campus buildings. There are many things to do if in school. The one downside to University Circle is the lack of an affordable grocery store. There is one grocery store on Euclid; however, the prices are unreasonably high. Thus, to purchase more fairly priced groceries, you will have to drive out into other boroughs. Similarly, there are no nearby places to buy clothes or other necessities like medicine. Free parking is also scarce. Thankfully, Case Western offers a bus to Walmart.
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Fayne Apartments
University Circle seems relatively safe as long as you don't move further into East Cleveland. There is lots of police presence but I still don't feel very safe being outside past 10-11pm. For transportation, the public transit options are not great if you try to go anywhere besides campus or downtown. Getting to surrounding suburbs like Cleveland Heights is difficult without a car.
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Uptown Apartments
Uptown feels safe, and being near CWRU facilities like the gym and the bookstore is a plus! There are tons of fast food options, as well as fancier restaurants in Little Italy within walking distance, but not a lot of grocery options. Also, being right near the hospital means there is a lot of noise, and not just during the day. Easy access to the Red Line, the Health Line, and other public transportation. Definitely good for people without a car.
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University East Apartments
Noisy uptown area, very close to campus, close to restaurants, bars and entertaining venues
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The Triangle Apartments
I live alone and I feel very safe. The neighborhood is nice and also feels safe.
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Centric
lots of options for food and hanging out nearby, great location to school
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Fayne Apartments
Love being close to school and lots of food options nearby.
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One University Circle
great neighborhood! feels very safe even at ~11 pm/12 am!
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The Triangle Apartments
Overall the neighborhood was several options for eating options and places to workout. It is close to the shuttle to the HEC campus and also to undergrad/nursing campus and other CWRU admin offices. Overall location is fair. Driving distance to HEC.
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The Triangle Apartments
Great place to live with lots of places to eat and cultural amenities like the art museum and orchestra. Easy to get to campus/the hospitals without having to drive. Biggest con is that the only grocery store is very expensive.
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Uptown Apartments
It's great for me as a person who doesn't really go out socially too much. Very quiet and close to school. A quick drive away from most places. Walking distance to the museum and to Uptown food places.
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Park Lane Villa
There’s always cops around whether it’s CWRU, university circle or Cleveland police. It’s well monitored. A lot to eat right underneath and a great ice cream place!
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The Triangle Apartments
In walking distance from UH, CCF, and CWRU. Across the street from the art museum and very close to all the restaurants in university circle.
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One University Circle
This building is halfway between CCF and University Circle. It is nice to be so close to University Circle (walking distance to the Cleveland Art Museum and Botanical Gardens) and the walk there is safe after dark. The walk between Park Lane and CCF is absolutely fine during the day but of questionable safety after dark, though it can be done by staying on busy streets or driving (<5 min).
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Park Lane Villa
Many restaurants in walking distance, close to museums, but quality grocery stores are limited
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Fayne Apartments
Safe, good places to eat and chill
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Centric
Love little italy so so much
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Centric
Close to the campus (4 minute walk), relatively safe area (be home after 12 am), lots of noise (from ambulances speeding down Euclid), closest grocery place is Constantino's, which is a bit pricier.
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The Triangle Apartments
Very safe during the day, we take our dog on walks around wade oval. Do not walk around at night by yourself though, but that is relevant for most of Cleveland.
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Park Lane Villa
Walking distance to med school, Cleveland Clinic, UH, and CWRU undergrad campus. Not a lot of social /dining options in walking distance.
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One University Circle
Safe neighborhood, never had any problems thus far. Some amenities are pricey like the grocery store but it is expected.
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118 Flats - Square
Love it !
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Fayne Apartments
Love living in university circle!
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Hazel 8
Super nice place to be.
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11409 Glenwood Avenue
Food and grocery store very convenient.
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Uptown Apartments
Very convenient. Tons of things on Euclid
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Fayne Apartments
There are a lot of places to eat nearby!
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The Triangle Apartments
Close to health campus, relatively safe, grocery store and restaurants nearby, can be noisy
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The Triangle Apartments
Great area close to campus. Close proximity to East CLE drops safety rating.
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Centric
Close to campus but on the fringe of East Cleveland
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118 Flats - Oval
You’ll never even know you have neighbors.
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The Triangle Apartments
University Circle has a ton of restaurants within walking distance which is nice. You will hear a lot of ambulances being so close to UH Main Campus, but I rotate at the hospital so you can't beat the location. There is often free street parking as well. I really enjoy living in University Circle and having the perks of CRWU close by.
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University Circles, Inc
Amazing location! A short walk to all of the wonderful restaurants and bars in Uptown, super close to the beyond impressive free museums, Wade Park is always loaded with fun festivals (there's an ice skating rink in the winter!), half a mile from one of Case Western's student athletic facilities, Case Western police are seen frequently (very safe area).
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University Circle Bed and Breakfast
Uptown has a lot of restaurants, mostly of the fast food type (eg. Chipotle, Qdoba, Jimmy Johns). There's also a grocery store (Constantino's) but it's kind of a last resort since it's more expensive than most grocery stores and typically has more limited selections. I think it's a mostly safe area, although the closer to East Cleveland you get, the more likely there will be security reports. Super close to the school and hospitals but there will be lots of noise from emergency vehicles because of the hospitals.
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University East Apartments
Super convenient to get to school, either walking or by bus. Lots of things to do, bars, restaurants, groceries. Not that many people live here though, so can be inconvenient to get over to cleveland heights (~10 min drive), but personally prefer this since getting to school is so easy.
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118 Flats - Square
The University Circle area is wonderful! You are a quick walk to school and UH and there are a ton of good restaurants and a few bars nearby. The neighborhood is very safe and is close to Little Italy, the museum and the orchestra for more cultural activities!
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The Triangle Apartments
University Circle is fantastic! There are lots of great attractions just steps away including the Cleveland Symphony, the Art Museum, and the Botannical Gardens. In addition, there are many great restaurants and shops along Euclid Avenue in Uptown.
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One University Circle
There is a nice commercial district in the middle of University Circle, and there are some perks to being near the undergrad campus (bigger police presence for safety, nice landscaped areas, nice food places that market to young adults), but there are also drawbacks (campuses tend to draw in crime, loudness at times). I get text alerts from local police departments through CWRU, and there is fairly often criminal activity in the streets surrounding this apartment. I don't feel safe here at night, and frankly not even in the daytime on some streets. There are not frequently people out for walks or runs in the surrounding neighborhood; that type of activity is generally limited to the campus itself.
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Circle 118
Safe, clean, a short one block walk from Wade Oval Park, the Cleveland Museum of Fine Art, the Natural History Museum, and the Botanical Garden. Not far from MOCA, CIA, and CIM.
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University Circle Bed and Breakfast
close to school and the hospitals but need to drive to go anywhere else
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Park Lane Villa
The restaurants are good and walkable. I love the proximity to campus and the local businesses like hairdressers and art galleries in Little Italy.
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The Triangle Apartments
The school and hospitals are within University Circle. There are also lots of restaurants and museums all within walking distance.
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Hazel 8
Easy to access both CCF and UH. Nice for walks by the lakes. Easy to get to and walk around Case campus.
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One University Circle
Honestly, a decent neighborhood given the campus area. If you really like a night life, this may not be the best place for you, as the only place within walking distance is really little Italy. It's nice being close to campus, coffee shops, food places (e.g. Jimmy Johns, Chipotle), the book store, libraries, etc. They also have Huntington National Bank and UPS in the same building. If you want to park your car, both buildings are next to a parking lot where you can purchase a permit through Case Western.
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The Triangle Apartments
The apartment building itself is very safe. It requires a key to enter the building. The neighborhood is pretty safe. I've heard from many other people that East Cleveland, which is a short walk away from these apartments, is very unsafe, and I've been told not to go there. I really couldn't be any closer to the law school. It's a 5-7 minute walk away.
There is a lot of noise because it's located on a busy street and ambulances drive by often.
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University East Apartments
Terrific walkable neighborhood, having museums and parks and restaurants makes it ideal for me.
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Park Lane Villa
Really close to med school and uptown restaurants. Cool museums and places to go nearby.
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The Triangle Apartments
Its an upbeat area with many restaurants to choose from. Lots of young people.
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Uptown Apartments
Good and convenient place for living. Very close to school.
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The Triangle Apartments
There are a supermarket, a bar and many restaurants nearby.
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Uptown Apartments
Very convenient location. Lots of nearby food options.
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The Triangle Apartments
It has been a very safe neighborhood. While I still don't feel completely safe walking around at night, there is a very low crime rate in the area. The proximity to the museum, orchestra and bars and restaurants makes it a prime place to be.
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The Triangle Apartments
Good proximity to uptown-area restaurants as well as Little Italy just a short walk away

A little noisy from construction of new apartment building by train tracks but should be done by the summer
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The Triangle Apartments
There's always places to eat or grab some groceries nearby and is close to campus. Meaning there's also lots of shuttles in walking distance to get where you need to go.
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Euclid3
Pros - close to school, safe, lots of food options, bars close by

Cons - lots of street noise and ambulances coming and going from the hospital
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University East Apartments
It borders Hough, but is buffered by parking lots and Innova. Overall quite safe, with a Rite Aid 3 minutes away.
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Park Lane Villa
It is great for walking to UH, CCF, and CWRU. I wish there was more stores in walking distance .
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One University Circle
close to ccf and uh
walking distance to uptown and museum district
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Park Lane Villa
Easy walk to UH, CCF, and SOM
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One University Circle
Pros
-many restaurants nearby
-Chipotle
-near school
-near many RTA stations

Cons
-this Chipotle kinda sucks
-ambulances all the time
-a few muggings/robberies every year.
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The Triangle Apartments
See review of apartment above for more details.
Summary:
Great cultural institutions, good and abundant food choices, good transportation, may or may not be safe
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Uptown Apartments
Within a 10 minute walk to some restaurants, bars, post office, and coffee shops. The only downside is the grocery store is not within walking distance.
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Fayne Apartments
Good neighborhood, relatively safe with occasional incidents. Would not be worried to walk around at night. Good food, near work.
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The Triangle Apartments
May be unsafe at night. walking distance to hospitals. Not too loud. walkable to Uptown in warm weather for restaurants.
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One University Circle
Love living here
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Hazel 8
Good nightlife
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The Triangle Apartments
Close to Uptown and Rising Star
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Fayne Apartments
Good food nearby, easy transit
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Park Lane Villa
There isn't really much around the apartment. You're going to need to drive out for food and things.
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Park Lane Villa
Tons of food options available within a 5 minute walk. Also close to the undergraduate campus.
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The Triangle Apartments
Great neighborhood, I generally feel safe living here as long as I'm not out too late.
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The Triangle Apartments
Good for getting to school. Okay for safety and social aspect.
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Park Lane Villa
Good if you want to be close to school
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Park Lane Villa


Getting to Know
University Circle

Neighborhood Boundaries
dining
Chapati Indian Grill
Dynomite Burgers & Sushi
Guarino’s Restaurant
Indian Flame
L’Albatros
Maxi’s Ristorante
Michelson & Morley
Munch Vegetarian Kitchen
Valerio’s Restaurant
grocery
Aldi
convenience
Rite Aid
Rite Aid
ShopRite
fitness
Cleveland Yoga
One-to-One Fitness Center
The Yoga Room
parks
Wade Park Lagoon
coffee
Algebra Tea House
Starbucks
The Coffee House
bus
32/7 (bus)
38 (bus)
38/HealthLine (bus)
38/HealthLine (bus)
48-48A (bus)
9 (bus)
rail
Red Line (metro)

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