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University Circle is home to many of Cleveland’s world class cultural, educational and health institutions. Among the cultural institutions are the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Western Reserve Historical Society and the Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum. Educational and health institutions include Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.  Helping to coordinate the growth and activities of the neighborhood and its institutions is University Circle Inc.  The area is located ten minutes from downtown accessible from Euclid, Chester or Carnegie Avenues, by Interstate 90 to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard exit south. Public transportation is available via the Rapid Transit, Red Line, University Circle station or by the RTA Healthline. 


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Housing in University Circle consists of Colonials, Victorian Colonials, doubles and condominiums. While there are not many residential units in the area, those which are there are in excellent condition. A ride down Murray Hill or a tour of East Blvd. and Wade Park best presents the housing and the cultural aspects of the neighborhood.  Work for a nonprofit in University Circle?  You may qualify for the Greater Circle Living program and qualify for up to $15,000 in grants just for buying a home in the area!

In the past few years new Townhomes and condominium projects have been or are being constructed.  A following are a few examples:

Parkside Townhomes

Parkside Townhomes - University Circle Cleveland Ohio

Rebirth of this contemporary new construction townhome project overlooking Rockefeller Park.  Part of the NSP program, qualified buyers can receive a 20% forgivable second mortgage with no monthly payments.  This makes the purchase feel like $113,600.  Tax abatement and many green features make this an unbelievable deal!   $142,000

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  Heritage Lane Historic Homes

Heritage Lane Historic Homes - University Circle, Cleveland

Completely renovated homes steps from University Circle cultural attractions and area hospitals.  Learn More





  Heritage Lane Townhomes - SOLD OUT!

Heritage Lane Townhomes - University Circle, Cleveland New townhomes in University Circle.  An amazing value at $139,900.  Only one townhome left!  Learn More




  Circle 118

University Circle - Rendering Circle 118Circle 118 is the bold new face of University Circle. Just beyond the doorstep of your new townhome, the city awaits: museums, restaurants, nightlife, and more. 

Steven Litt's review in the Plain Dealer






In 1799 Nathaniel Doan a member of an University Circle - Historc Sketch from the Cleveland Memory Projectexpedition of the Connecticut Land Co. opened a tavern on what is now East 107th and Euclid Avenue. The area became known as Doans Corners. In the late 1800s, both Western Reserve University and Case School of Applied Science moved to the area. By the early 1900s, land donations by Jeptha Wade and John D. Rockefeller allowed for the development of the area’s other institutions. This area was the location of a streetcar turnaround in the late 1800s, which, along with the universities, gave it the name University Circle.



The main commercial areas are along Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road. Retail ranges from pharmacy and convenience to bakery and specialty foods. There are a number of restaurants and taverns in the area, which provide food as well as musical entertainment.

Area establishments include:

Barking Spider 

The Coffee House at University Circle

Falafel Cafe

Table 45

L'Albatros Brasserie +Bar

Little Italy Restaurants  L'Albatros

Rascal House Pizza

Glidden House Hotel

InterContinetal Hotel

Tudor Arms Hotel

Club Isabella

Mi Pueblo