We wanted to recreate the European way of life – walking the neighborhoods, knowing your neighbors, enjoying great food. When we lived in Hudson, I knew the neighbors across the street. Within one week here, we knew everybody.
I knew more people in one week in Little Italy than I knew in 15 years in Hudson. This is about living life to the fullest.
It’s a great place to live. There are a lot of professionals in my neighborhood. It’s a central location. I can get to a grocery store easily. I’m close to downtown – and the east or west side. It’s an ideal location.
It’s a beautiful area. There are wonderful institutions and Little Italy is great. It has a small town feel, separate from downtown, with great amenities.
University Circle has so much to offer. When I walk to work, I look around at the beautiful historic buildings and it reminds me of Europe. When I need a loaf of bread, I can get fresh baked bread right in the neighborhood, rather than getting in my car for a loaf from the grocery store.
I love the proximity to work. I’m three minutes from Cleveland Clinic. I’m on call a lot so I need to be at work quickly. I didn’t want a long drive.
If you’re working in the area, why wouldn’t you want to live in the area?
It’s a good opportunity for employees. Without this help, we wouldn’t have considered buying a house.
It’s good that Case is willing to offer this because it helps improve the area around the campus. So Case benefits. It makes for a safer, improved neighborhood.
I think Cleveland could benefit by having more professionals living in the area and this encourages that and makes it possible.
I wasn’t thinking about buying in the city. I was thinking of something in the country. I love fishing. I love hunting. But the additional funding was an incentive. I saw the benefit of being an ‘urban pioneer’ – taking a risk in building something in an urban area. I spent part of my childhood in this neighborhood. I feel I’m giving something back to the area by building something new here.