The average cost of homeowners insurance in Cleveland is $1,526 per year or $127 a month. This is on par with the Ohio state average, and nearly 37% lower than the national average of $1,899 per year.
However, cost isn’t the only factor to consider when choosing a home insurance company. Not sure what to look for? Policygenius can help you figure out your coverage needs and compare quotes from multiple top companies in Cleveland.
Best homeowners insurance companies in Cleveland
Of the companies we looked at, Erie’s $1,004 average annual premiums is the lowest in Cleveland. Allstate’s average rate is slightly higher, but makes up for it with exceptional customer and claims satisfaction ratings with J.D. Power.
Policygenius analyzed thousands of quotes from the 5 largest Cleveland insurers to find the average cost of homeowners insurance with each company in 2022. We then looked at 2021 J.D. Power customer satisfaction scores and compared that with the coverage needs of Cleveland residents to find the best homeowners insurance in Cleveland.
Why State Farm tops our best list
With its high customer satisfaction and financial strength ratings year after year, State Farm is one of the most consistent home insurance providers in the industry. Additionally, State Farm offers some great discounts to help keep insurance rates more affordable. While they don't offer discounts for first-time homebuyers, like some providers, there are many others available for qualified homeowners.
How to get a quote
Online through State Farm
Why Allstate tops our best list
Allstate is known for their numerous add-on coverages and available discounts. In fact, homeowners insured by Allstate can save up to 25% on their yearly premiums when they bundle home and auto insurance together. This helps keep premiums low while keeping all of your financial protection in one spot.
How to get a quote
Online through Policygenius or Allstate
Why Nationwide tops our best list
Nationwide is one of the best home insurance options for Cleveland residents. Its add-on coverages are some of the best in the business, including the option to rebuild your house with stronger, safer materials after a covered loss.
How to get a quote
Online through Policygenius or Nationwide
Why Grange tops our best list
Grange is known for its unique discounts and coverage options. For example, Grange's replacement cost coverage extends to personal belongings, which could come in handy after a major weather-related loss or break-in
How to get a quote
Online through Grange
Why Erie tops our best list
Erie has some of the best customer satisfaction ratings in the industry, in large part due to its comprehensive home insurance coverage options. One of the biggest perks of home insurance through Erie is the inclusion of guaranteed replacement cost coverage in all base policies. Cleveland homeowners could really benefit from this coverage after a covered loss from severe storms or tornadoes.
How to get a quote
Online through Erie
Cheapest homeowners insurance companies by ZIP code in Cleveland
Looking at average home insurance costs for 15 of the most popular companies in Cleveland, we found that the cheapest home insurance in the city can be found in the 44106 ZIP code with Erie. The average Erie rate in this area is $896 per year — over $600 less than the city average of $1,526 per year.
Cleveland homeowners in most areas of the city are likely to find the cheapest rates with Erie. This insurer has the cheapest average premium in 17 of Cleveland's area ZIP codes.
The most affordable areas for homeowners insurance in Cleveland
With an average home insurance rate of $1,346 per year, the 44135 ZIP code (northeast Cleveland), is the most affordable area for home insurance in Cleveland. This area has a median home value of $115,000 and the insurance rates are equally as affordable.
The most expensive areas for homeowners insurance in Cleveland
With an average home insurance rate of $1,845, the 44101 ZIP code (Tremont) is the most expensive area for home insurance in Cleveland. The median home value in this area is only $110,000, but the more expensive rates could be due to higher crime rates or potential risks.
Shopping for homeowners insurance in Cleveland
Shopping for homeowners insurance involves a lot more than simply finding the cheapest rates. You'll need to make sure your coverage limits reflect your actual needs. This helps ensure an accurate coverage and rate comparison when you go to get quotes.
In this section, we break down the average annual home insurance rates in Cleveland for different coverage and deductible levels, as well as the cheapest and most expensive home insurance companies in the state for individuals with a poor credit score, dog owners, and pool owners. Once you’re ready to shop, a Policygenius expert can help you navigate your coverage needs and help you find the best deal on homeowners insurance in Cleveland.
Cleveland home insurance costs by coverage amounts
Dwelling coverage protects the physical structure of your home against covered losses, and you should have enough of it to fully replace your home. Generally speaking, more dwelling coverage equals higher home insurance rates.
The table below shows common dwelling coverage amounts and their corresponding costs. In Cleveland, the biggest cost increase happens between the $400,000 and $500,000 coverage ranges.
Personal liability coverage covers medical bills or legal fees in the event someone is injured on your property. To determine how much coverage you need, consider the total value of your assets, including your home, vehicles, and income.
Cleveland home insurance costs by deductible amount
Your deductible is the amount you’re responsible for paying when you file a home insurance claim. In general, a higher deductible means lower yearly premiums, but there is a catch — your deductible must be paid with each and every accepted claim. If you, like some Cleveland residents, are at risk of theft or storm damage multiple times a year, it might be more expensive in the long run to pay a higher deductible.
As seen in the table below, Cleveland residents can save around $200 on home insurance by choosing a $2,000 deductible over the $500 option.
Home insurance discounts in Cleveland
One way to lower your home insurance premiums is to take advantage of available discounts. Home insurance providers will often apply discounts to your policy if you add features like deadbolts, smoke alarms, or burglar alarms to your house.
While you won’t get a huge discount if your house has one of the following features and nothing else, they can add up if you have several protective devices in your home. Here is the average annual rate and average discount percentage for homes in Cleveland with deadbolts, smoke alarms, or burglar alarms.
Home insurance companies in Cleveland for dog owners
Cleveland area dog owners could see higher home insurance premiums depending on the dog they own. Certain dog breeds account for a higher percentage of reported dog bites and liability claims, and because of this, insurance companies will generally charge more for coverage if you own a so-called “aggressive” breed.
With an average rate of $1,004 per year, Erie has the cheapest home insurance rates in Cleveland for a home with a dangerous dog breed, while Nationwide’s average yearly premium of $1,577 is the highest.
Home insurance companies in Cleveland for poor credit
Poor credit can also increase home insurance premiums. A homeowner with a low credit score is seen as high risk, since they’re more likely to rely on home insurance for small damages or losses. So some insurance companies increase yearly premiums as a result.
With an average rate of $1,843 per year, Grange has the cheapest home insurance rates in Cleveland for a homeowner with poor credit, while State Farm’s average yearly premium of $2,671 is the highest.
Home insurance companies in Cleveland for pool owners
With an average rate of $1,140 per year, Erie has the cheapest home insurance rates for Cleveland homes that have a swimming pool, while Nationwide’s average yearly premium of $1,577 is the most expensive.
How to buy homeowners insurance in Cleveland
It’s extra important for Cleveland residents to compare policies from multiple companies to make sure they’re getting the best coverage at the fairest price.
Here are a few steps to follow as you shop for homeowners insurance in Cleveland:
Reach out to a licensed Policygenius agent. Our team of licensed home insurance experts are ready to help you figure out how much coverage you need and what company offers it at the best price.
Ask about Ohio’s FAIR Plan provider. If you or your home are considered “high risk” and you’re struggling to get coverage through a traditional insurance company, ask your Policygenius agent about last resort home insurance via an Ohio FAIR Plan.
Consider purchasing flood insurance. Did you know flooding isn't covered in standard home insurance policies? Cleveland residents are at an increased risk of flood damage, so it's a good idea to purchase flood insurance if you live in a floodplain.
Figure out how high of a deductible you can afford. Increasing your deductible can lower your home insurance premiums drastically, but that also means you’ll have to pay more out of pocket when you file a claim. Be sure to set your deductible at an amount you’re financially capable of paying.
Compare quotes from a Policygenius agent. Once you’ve nailed down your coverage needs and input information about your home, a Policygenius agent will walk you through quotes from a few different companies to help you find the best policy for your needs.
Sign the policy and pay your first premium. After you’ve decided on a policy, your Policygenius agent will sort through all the paperwork on your behalf. The only thing left to do is sign the policy and pay your first premium.
Policygenius has analyzed home insurance rates provided by Quadrant Information Services in March 2022 for ZIP codes in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., for a 40-year-old female homeowner with no claim history, good credit, a $1,000 deductible, and the following coverage limits:
Other structures: $30,000
Personal property: $150,000
Loss of use: $60,000
All rates based on the above coverage limits except where otherwise noted.
Some carriers may be represented by affiliates or subsidiaries. Rates provided are a sample of costs. Your actual quotes may differ.