Sitting on the banks of Lake Erie, Lakewood, Ohio, has a healthy inventory of single-family homes, condos and townhouses less than 10 miles from Cleveland. Whether you’re looking for a home with 19th century charm or newer construction with all the modern amenities, Lakewood can accommodate with a variety of ages, styles and sizes. And the average home price in the city is lower than the statewide average. At the same time, housing in Lakewood does cost more than in Cleveland. However, Lakewood has a significantly lower crime rate.
The recipient of many honors over the years – including being named one of the Top 10 Suburbs by Travel + Leisure Magazine and Best Place to Raise Your Kids by BusinessWeek – Lakewood provides its approximately 52,000 residents with a small town setting coupled with easy access to the big city. In addition to its close proximity to Cleveland, Lakewood is just 40 miles north of Akron. Lakewood City Schools administers public education in the city. Lakewood High School is notable as one of the state’s largest high schools, with a diverse population of more than 2,000 students. Also, dozens of private schools are located in and around Lakewood. For higher education, there are more than 50 colleges and universities within 50 miles of Lakewood.
From the high-rise condos and apartments of the Gold Coast to the single-family homes of Birdtown, Lakewood offers a diverse array of neighborhoods, each with its own character. Detroit Avenue in downtown Lakewood is the epicenter of the city’s food scene and also has many shops and office buildings. An area in east Lakewood known as The Edge is home to concert venues and bars. The city has more than 150 acres of green space. The crown jewel of Lakewood’s system of parks is the 31-acre Lakefront Park, which boasts a pool, sports courts and athletic fields, playgrounds and areas to grill and picnic. A bandstand at the park serves as a venue for Sunday music concerts and summer movies. A close-knit suburb that is close to big cities, Lakewood is a great bedroom community for commuters. With its low crime rate and many housing options, the city has a lot to offer homebuyers. If you’re looking for a place to call your own in the greater Cleveland area, be sure to check out our listings for homes in Lakewood.