Lakefront Living

Village-of-Bratenahl.jpgBratenahl is a wealthy village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  It is bordered by the city of Cleveland on three sides and by the shoreline of Lake Erie to the north.  Incorporated in 1905, Bratenahl is one of the older residential suburbs of Cleveland along with Shaker Heights, Lakewood and Cleveland Heights. Its famous Lake Shore Boulevard has been featured in many magazines including Better Homes and Gardens.  It is also home to the Shoreby Club, one of Cleveland’s finest yacht and social clubs.
Lakewood one of Cleveland's inner-ring suburbs, borders the city of Cleveland to the west and is known for its beautiful historic homes, tree lined streets and lakefront living.  Lakewood offers a beautiful view of the Cleveland skyline over the shores of Lake Erie.  It is also home to over 100 restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. 

RockyRiverWelcome.jpgRocky River is a western suburb of Cleveland, located approximately nine miles west of that city'sdowntown Public Square, the city is named for the river that forms its eastern border.  Lake Erie lines the entire northern border of the city.  Rocky River has exclusive lakefront living along beautiful Avalon Drive, is home to the Cleveland Yacht Club and part of the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks system.

BayVillageWelcome.jpgBay Village is also a city located west of Cleveland approximately 15 miles from downtown Cleveland.  In 2012, Family Circle Magazine ranked Bay Village as one of the 10 Best Towns for Families.  Bay Village is home to the Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation.  Huntington Beach is located on the shores of Lake Erie, where visitors can picnic, fish, and enjoy the beach.  The Lake Erie Nature & Science CenterHuntington Playhouse, and BAYarts are also located within the reservation.


1912-shaker-sign-600.jpgShaker Heights is an inner-ring streetcar suburb of Cleveland, abutting the eastern edge of the city's limits.  Shaker Heights was a planned community developed by the Van Sweringen brothers, railroad moguls who envisioned the community as a suburban retreat from the industrial inner city of Cleveland.  Shaker Heights has several small artificial lakes:  Horseshoe Lake, Green Lake, Lower Shaker Lake, and Marshall Lake.  Shaker Heights offers some of the east sides most stately and beautiful architecture. The windy and curvy tree lined streets allow for a true pedestrian retreat.

beachwood-signjpg-34d0652a59261315.jpgBeachwood is an affluent suburb of Cleveland.  Beachwood is served publicly by the Beachwood City Schools, which includes Beachwood Middle School and Beachwood High School. The latter is a Blue Ribbon awarded school, ranked among the top fifty schools in Ohio.  There are also two private Jewish schools in Beachwood. There is Fuchs Mizrachi, an Orthodox Jewish school that begins in preschool and ends after high school, the Beatrice J. Stone Yavne High School, a Bais Yaakov Orthodox Jewish school that educates Jewish girls from 7th to 12th grade, as well as a Jewish day school, and Mandel (Previously known as Agnon), which educates Jewish children from preschool through 8th grade.

ChagrinFalls.jpgChagrin Falls is a village in eastern Cuyahoga County.  The village was established and has grown around a natural waterfall on the Chagrin River.  Chagrin Falls residents enjoy a walkable and architecturally intriguing historic village with a natural waterfall and dam located in the center of town.  The village lifestyle that define Chagrin Falls is a source of community pride and a draw to visitors from around the world.

Solon.pngSolon has been recognized by Money in its list of "Best Places to Live" multiple times, placing 23rd in 2009, 3rd in 2011, and 10th in 2015.  The city has been rated as one of the safest cities in Ohio, has a highly rated public school system, and was ranked as one of the "best places to raise kids" by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.  Solon is home to an active performing arts community.  The Solon Center for the Arts offers classes in art, music, dance, and theater.  The city is also home to the Solon Philharmonic Orchestra, and hosts an annual Young Artists Concerto Competition. 

hudson-OH-300.jpgHudson is located in northeastern Summit County.   Hudson is steeped in history yet with a modern outlook and is an ideal place to raise a family.  Hudson enjoys a rich heritage, upscale atmosphere, beautiful neighborhoods, friendly people and superb schools. The city frequently ranks high on “Best Cities” and “Best Suburb” lists. Hudson offers a “small town” feel with its quaint charm, historic homes, and a vibrant downtown area that offers dining and shopping.

West and South
Westlake.jpgWestlake is an affluent western suburb located 12 miles west of downtown Cleveland.  The Westlake City School District consistently places within the top 4% of statewide districts on the state education report card. Westlake is home to Crocker Park, which is a lifestyle center located on Crocker Road.  It is essentially an outdoor mall with areas for recreation and socializing.  The park is based on a small French town-type setting. There are also apartments and offices above some stores and restaurants. Townhouses are located on the southwest corner.  The housing stock in Westlake offers a mix of new construction and established neighborhoods.  

Brecksville_logo_03.pngBrecksville is defined by its scenic wooded bluffs and ravines, which are a result of the geological confluence of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau and the Great Lakes Basin. As a result, every Brecksville resident is close to natural beauty.  Many neighborhoods are located next to the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one of the most visited National Parks in the country. The Brecksville Reservation consists of 2,500 acres, thus making Brecksville unique among Cuyahoga County communities with one-third of the city being parkland. Brecksville is consistently listed as one of the better communities to live in Greater Cleveland and the state of Ohio.  Brecksville's highly ranked schools, safer neighborhoods, civic amenities, proximity to nature, and closeness to big city attractions underscores its desirability.

Strongsville.pngStrongsville is a suburb located in the southwest corner of Cuyahoga County.  The city's nickname 'Crossroads of the Nation,' originated from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) intersecting with the Southwestern Electric Line that connected Cleveland and Wooster, Ohio. Strongsville offers and excellent school system, a newer housing stock, restaurants and shopping.  It is located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland. 

Anita Kokish
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