While Aurora may be known as a weekend destination for Wildwater Kingdom and Aurora Farms Premium Outlets, homebuyers looking for more space should consider extending their stay. With around 450 new homes planned within the next two years and a successful rezoning of Geauga Lake amusement park into a mixed-use residential and commercial area, our No. 2 safest suburb is a good fit for growing families. Aurora is also at the head of the class. In addition to ranking No. 4 this year, Aurora City Schools have placed in the Top 15 for 12 years in a row.
Bay is the front porch of bedroom communities. Almost exclusively residential, this suburb boasts an abundance of postwar bungalows and colonials with pockets of infill new construction. Parks such as the 114-acre Cahoon Park and 103-acre beachfront Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation provide all-season fun and are less than a 3-mile walk or bike ride from any part of town. Its small downtown offers just enough with restaurants, a Heinen’s Grocery Store and bowling alley for old-school entertainment.