Joe Rath

PRO

Realtor and Marketing Manager with ERA Rath Realtors The Rath Team

  • Local Expert 428 points
  • Reviews 5
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 4
  • Discussions 0

About Me

Realtor and Marketing Manager for The Rath Team.

I specialize in online marketing & technology, using both as effective tools to help you sell your house.

I grew up on Cleveland’s west side and am extremely fortunate to work in our family-owned brokerage here. I am a mediocre beach volleyball player at Whiskey Island and enjoy drinking cheap wine with my friends & family.

This is a very exciting time in real estate, I’m excited to be on the forefront of our industry’s ever-changing landscape!

My Expertise

Residential Sales

My Service Locations

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County

Office

20102 Center Ridge Road | Rocky River, OH | 44116 (Google map)

Websites

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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"small town life not far from the city"

Rocky River is one of the strongest communities on Cleveland's west side. Consistently one of the top ranked suburbs by Cleveland Magazine, Rocky River has great schools, a large remodeled community center, and has River/Lake access at CYC and Rocky River Park. Old River has a handful of unique small businesses, a few great restaurants within walking distance, and the most walkable section of Rocky River stretches north through Tangletown (Beachcliff I) to Lake Erie.
Pros
  • Old River Shopping Center
  • CYC
  • Salmon Dave's
Cons
  • Wooster Road
  • No nightlife
  • Little public access to lake
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"the better W 6th in Cleveland!"

Great street in Tremont! Great location to live and walk to Tremont's art galleries, restaurants, and bars. they can't build here fast enough, and I think there is more to come...
Pros
  • Restaurants
  • Community
  • Views
Cons
  • parking
  • crowded
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"constantly improving and innovating"

Cleveland’s western-most neighborhood is constantly improving and innovating, working toward a highly walkable Lorain Avenue and Rocky River Drive. Housing in this area showcases some of the most beautiful brick colonials in Cleveland, a perfect combination of Cleveland history and elegance.

KCDC (Kamm’s Corner’s Development Corporation) has an unprecedented passion for this area. Recent projects include their Streetscape Improvements, making the stroll from Rocky River Drive to Triskett a more enjoyable one with trees lining the street, improved storefront renovations, benches, bike racks, and improved parking. There are also some interesting plans down the street at Triskett and Lorain!

Check out the Public House and Panini’s to walk through Oswald Kamm’s old grocery store pictured to the right. Kamm’s is full of well-documented Cleveland historic buildings, check out WestParkHistory.com for some fantastic then-and-now pictures!
Pros
  • Farmers Market
  • Architecture
  • History
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Parking
  • Noise
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"one of Cleveland’s proudest neighborhoods on the near west side"

The West Side Market, just one year shy of its Centennial Celebration, anchors one of Cleveland’s proudest neighborhoods on the near west side. Ohio City, formerly the City of Ohio, was once one of Cleveland’s biggest competitors until it was annexed to the City of Cleveland in 1854. At the turn of the century, immigrants from Germany, Hungary, and Ireland moved into this area for jobs on its docks and distilleries. Over 100 years later, Ohio City is home to over 15 ethnic groups representing 25,000 people in a 4.5 square-mile area. Among the new immigrant and migrant groups were Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native Americans and people from Appalachia. (information courtesy of Ohio City, Inc.)

The seeds for the brewing business were sowed and beer still reigns supreme in the Ohio City culinary scene. You can’t say Ohio City and not think Great Lakes Brewing Company! Great Lakes helps maintain everything Ohio City residents want their neighborhood to be: sustainable and self-promoting with a nod to Cleveland’s past while focusing on its future. It doesn’t hurt to brew what some think to be the best beer in the country. From Burning River Pale Ale to Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Cleveland’s past is poured into every bottle of their expanding enterprise that is rooted in Ohio City.

GLBC‘s success has encouraged others to join in its beer culture and culinary scene. Restaurants like Momocho, Bier Market, and Old Angle continue to pack in customers every weekend and newcomer Market Garden Brewery opened its doors in 2011.

Ohio City’s residents take a lot of pride in their neighborhood. Its tree-lined streets and front porches make for what might be Cleveland’s best summer living neighborhood. Weekly art shows, ice cream socials (yes..ice cream socials), and regular block parties show off why Ohio City residents are so proud.
Pros
  • Community
  • W 25th
  • Food & Beer
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Parking
  • Noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"Tremont is coming on strong as the destination for Cleveland culture and nightlife"

Coming back from almost a 10% drop in population in the 90s, Tremont is coming on strong as the destination for Cleveland culture and nightlife. There is construction around almost every corner in Tremont as Cleveland’s 25-35 year olds are lining up to find a place to live in this small neighborhood. This comes as a direct result of the flourishing restaurant and art scenes in this trendy neighborhood, gaining instant national attention when Lolita’s Michael Symon became Iron Chef Michael Symon in 2007.

Tremont’s streets are lined with townhouses new and old. Finding a combination of old Cleveland style and construction with modern updates and designs is common here, but it comes at a price. Tremont is relatively small due to the surrounding river, valley, woods, and highways cutting off expansion in any direction. This is helping stir up demand for quality housing and keeping the local real estate market healthy, even through the housing crisis.

It’s hard to pin down a must-visit here as the whole neighborhood should be walked on a sunny Saturday or Sunday. Stroll in and out of art galleries like Eye Candy, Paul Duda, or Piccadilly’s and eat…anywhere.

There is always something going on in Tremont so it’s a good idea to follow their CDC on Twitter @TremontWest !
Pros
  • Dining
  • Arts
  • Community involvment
Cons
  • Parking
  • Taxis
  • Price
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"One of Cleveland’s hottest neighborhoods"

“Exciting, Urban, Historic.” One of Cleveland’s hottest neighborhoods runs along Lake Erie just two miles west of downtown. Grab a hotdog with black truffle honey mustard, house made ketchup, caramelized onions, baby bok choy coca cola stir fry, smoked gouda cheese, topped with a fried egg while listening to DJ Kishka rock a live music Polka Happy Hour at the Happy Dog. Follow it up by a catching a flick at the beautifully restored Capitol Theatre on W 65th and cap the night off with a worldly espresso drink at Gypsy Bean!

Development continues on the north end of this west side Cleveland neighborhood at Battery Park. Overlooking Edgewater park, Battery Park features over 250 new residences, four beautiful sand volleyball courts, its own neighborhood Wine Bar and winner of this year’s Best Neighborhood Bar, Reddstone Bar and Grille!

There is more to the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood than just its thriving art community and bustling restaurants. With more than a 10% increase in population over the last year alone, there are incredible living opportunities in Cleveland’s most popular neighborhood whether it is for sale or for rent.

Try :
Happy Dog — Music, beer, and hot dogs. Try a few of their dipping sauces with fries or tots!

Stone Mad Irish Pub – The patio with stone seating is the a great place to hang out in warm weather. Stone Mad also has a bocce court in the back, check for league sign-ups.

78 Street Studios - “An Arts Mecca for Cleveland” – Located on the west end of Gordon Square, you can always find something going on while you tour dozens of local artists studios.

Capitol Theatre – Historic vaudeville stage turned state-of-the-art movie theatre hosting film festivals, live events, and new releases. Click here for showtimes!

XYZ the Tavern – Great place for after work drinks and weekend brunch starting at 9 AM. Dozens of different types of whiskey and a great beer list as well!
Pros
  • Bars
  • Coffee Shops
  • Arts
Cons
  • Walkability
  • Traffic
  • Noise
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Downtown Cleveland really is on the move"

CleveLAND that I love! Buyers are moving back to the city and builders continue to develop luxurious, modern condos and townhomes right in the heart of downtown Cleveland. From apartments above your favorite restaurants on E 4th to the Avenue District condos, residents feel inspired every morning waking up in the city they love. To you buyers out there, take note of regular tax abatement, incentives, and one of the lowest tax rates in Northeast Ohio (2.0% 2011) to make living even more affordable. Cost of living in downtown Cleveland is unlike any other major U.S. city.

Downtown Cleveland provides a perfect blend of where our city has been and where it is going. For example, the historic Cloak Factory building. The Cloak Factory is a century-old garment building converted into apartments and then condos. A more contemporary style townhome more to your taste? Try the Pinnacle Condominiums right next door with its floor-to-ceiling windows as a model of luxury and class.
Pros
  • Restaurants
  • Nightlife
  • Casino
Cons
  • Parking
  • Noise
  • Construction
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish

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