Fairfax, Cleveland, OH

Fairfax Neighborhood Guide Cleveland, OH


Fairfax is a vibrant neighborhood situated in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio, known for its blend of urban living and historic charm. It is bordered by the significant roads of Cedar Avenue, East 105th Street, and Woodland Avenue. Fairfax is home to notable institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, providing plenty of job opportunities in the healthcare sector. The neighborhood also sports the iconic Karamu House, the oldest African-American theater in the United States.

What You Will Love About Fairfax, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Fairfax boasts easy access to world-class healthcare, with the renowned Cleveland Clinic — one of the country's best hospitals — located within its bounds.
  • The Karamu House in Fairfax, known for its eclectic mix of performances, is a cultural hotspot attracting theater lovers from all over the city.
  • The neighborhood is enriched by its proximity to University Circle, which offers an array of cultural and educational institutions.
  • Fairfax is home to a strong community focused on neighborhood revitalization and development, making it a dynamic place to live.

What’s Nearby

Fairfax offers a location advantage as it's just a stone's throw away from downtown Cleveland, allowing residents easy access to the city's bustling business district. Additionally, it is near University Circle, a hub of Cleveland's cultural, educational, and healthcare institutions, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University.


Life in Fairfax brings a perfect blend of city living and community spirit. Residents enjoy urban amenities, while also feeling part of a close-knit community. Thanks to initiatives from local organizations, the neighborhood values revitalization, sustainability, and creating opportunities for its residents, contributing to a healthy and engaged living environment.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 101 restaurants, 24 grocery stores, and 12 parks within a mile of the Fairfax neighborhood.

    Abe's Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    9209 Quincy Ave

    Rumi's Market and Deli

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Imported Food Store

    0.5 miles

    8225 Carnegie Ave

    Deep's State Liquor & Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    0.5 miles

    7405 Central Ave

    Perfectly Imperfect Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    7501 Carnegie Ave

    Shops At Church Sq

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    0.7 miles

    7981 Euclid Ave

    Miceli Dairy Products

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Cheese Store, Dairy Store, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    2721 E 90th St

Fairfax Apartments and Rentals

183 Rental properties in Fairfax, Cleveland, OH.

  • Glenville Circle North property


    Glenville Circle North

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    585 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • Uptown property



    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    410–1330 Sqft

    Available 8/28

  • Integrity Cleveland Heights property


    Integrity Cleveland Heights

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    479–1926 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Reserve Overlook property


    Reserve Overlook

    1–5 Beds • 1–5 Baths

    677–1843 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Saint Lukes Manor property


    Saint Lukes Manor

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    659–990 Sqft

    Available Now

  • Park Lane Villa property


    Park Lane Villa

    1–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    757–2300 Sqft

    6 Units Available

Cost of Living

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Fairfax Demographics

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Fairfax Transportation

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Somewhat Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.


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Some Transit

14 bus stops, 4 train stops, 2 other stops

RTA HealthLine - E 89th St Station

Bus Stop

8800 Euclid Ave

RTA HealthLine - E 83rd St Station

Bus Stop

8300 Euclid Ave

RTA HealthLine - E 93rd St Station

Bus Stop

9300 Euclid Ave

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Fairfax Schools

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