We wanted to live close to the university. My wife and I are originally from Europe. We wanted the European feel of being able to walk to work and shops, instead of having to drive everywhere.
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.
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.
Constantino’s is great. So much has happened since I moved here. I’m looking forward to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the new restaurants opening. I’ve seen the neighborhood change for the better in less than a year.
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.
It’s wonderful to live close to where you work. And it’s a self-supporting thing. The more people who live in an area, the more businesses that follow, and it becomes a thriving center.
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.
Neighbors have noticed a difference in my home since the improvements. It makes my home stand out, even though it sits way back from the road. That’s been nice.
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.