Cleveland’s Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood is located less than two miles west of Downtown, and is on its way to being the most affordable lakefront neighborhood.
The Detroit-Shoreway is in the midst of a renaissance, with new lakefront flats and condominiums located at Battery Park. The Gordon Square Arts District is emerging as a true destination for entertainment, business and recreation. The district is anchored by the Capitol Theatre, which is an independent art and film cinema, along with the newly constructed auditorium for Near West Theatre and the continued growth of the Cleveland Public Theatre.
The neighborhood is committed to an Eco friendly urban environment. The Cleveland Eco Village is a national demonstration project for ecologically responsible urban living located within the district.
The Detroit Shoreway is home to many independent businesses, reflective of the eclectic ethnic diversity Cleveland is known for – from galleries to coffee shops to gourmet eateries – this neighborhood truly has it all!
This historic district used to be where many of Cleveland’s companies would house goods ready for distribution. Encompassing the area of West 3rd to the East to West 10th on the West; from Superior Avenue on the South to the bluffs overlooking Lake Erie on the North, the Historic Warehouse District is in the heart of Downtown Cleveland.
These historic warehouses have been restored and converted into apartments, condos and offices and has grown to house approximately 2,000 residents along with an additional 3,500 individuals coming to work in the neighborhood everyday. These spaces offer some of the most dramatic rehabilitated spaces in the city; they are also the perfect backdrop for what have become the city’s most vibrant entertainment neighborhoods, boasting dozens of Cleveland’s most notable restaurants and bars.
Ohio City is one of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods. It is bordered by Lake Erie to the North, W 25th St. to the East, W 45th St. to the West, and Lorain Avenue to the South. One of Cleveland’s most significant cultural treasures, the West Side Market is found within its limits. The Market is not only a special place in Cleveland, but also in the region and the nation. It was voted “Best Food Lovers Market” according to the Food Network in 2010 and named “10 Great Public Spaces” by the American Planning Association in 2008.
Along with the market, Ohio City is an ethically diverse area filled with historic homes, new construction, trendy restaurants, micro breweries and eclectic shops and galleries.
Tremont, located just South of downtown Cleveland, is one of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. The area is centered on Lincoln Park- a large green area lined with historic churches, trendy restaurants, and restored Victorian homes.
Tremont’s small town character, fostered by its unique mix of architectural styles and proximity to Downtown, has made it a destination neighborhood for those who want the access and feel of the city, while living in architectural splendor.
Tremont offers a rich blend of tradition and trend, bridging the old world and the new. Tremont has been the home to boutique shopping and award winning restaurants for the last decade.
Home to the second-largest performing arts complex in the U.S. Playhouse Square Center is downtown’s cultural heart. The State, Ohio, Allen, Hanna, and Palace theaters are all located in a cluster near the intersection of Euclid Avenue and E. 14th Street. Cleveland’s public television and radio stations WVIZ/WCPN, teamed up with Playhouse Square to renovate the former Playhouse Square Building, an empty office building, transforming it into One Playhouse Square, a downtown broadcast headquarters. This innovative program provides micro leases to small emerging tech firms looking for space.
Along with a variety of high-tech business startups, the Theater District has multiple residential buildings which include The Chesterfield, Reserve Square, The Statler Arms, the Osborne Building, and the Huron Square Apartments.
East Fourth Street is located a stone’s throw away from the Gateway District, between Prospect and Euclid Avenue. Lined with eateries, cafes and plenty of outdoor patio seating this brick-lined thoroughfare is one of the Cleveland’s up and coming entertainment and residential districts. It is within walking distance of Public Square, the Cleveland Arcade, Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena.
Among these establishments are Lola, a Michael Symon restaurant, Pickwick and Frolic, a full service restaurant/comedy club and martini bar and the House of Blues featuring national, regional and local concerts on a regular basis.
Above many of these establishments, there are trendy loft rentals, and condominiums.
The Historic Gateway Neighborhood boasts a broad range of commercial, residential and entertainment options. This neighborhood is anchored by Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, and Quicken Loans Arena. Visitors enjoy eclectic menus at over four dozen restaurants with offerings ranging from fine dining to cheap eats.
Much of Downtown Cleveland’s Central Business District overlaps the neighborhood and brings thousands of daily commuters. This area is an active, growing neighborhood. Locally owned and operated specialty retail shops in historic arcades and at street level satisfy the various needs of this diverse population mix. The recently completed Euclid Avenue Corridor Transportation project links Public Square in downtown Cleveland with University Circle and its collection of institutions and museums.
The Flats boarder both banks of the Cuyahoga River, where the city’s founder, Moses Cleveland, first landed in 1796. While the Flats were originally an industrial district focused on maximizing Great Lakes shipping routes, then transformed to Cleveland’s premier entertainment district for many years until the early 1990′s. Today, there is a $250 million mix-use development under way on the East Bank. This development will offer a 20+ story office building complimented with a hotel, dinning, retail, public park and beach. Other phases are planned which will add residential apartments and townhomes along the riverfront.
On the west bank, the large residential development Stonebridge already has hundreds of residents, and is looking to expand into several new phases over the next couple years. In addition, a new state-of-the-art aquarium is under construction inside the Powerhouse, part of the Nautica Entertainment Complex.
The heart of downtown and the city’s first settled area, Public Square was laid out by city founder Moses Cleveland in 1796 and has remained largely unchanged. It consists of a large open space, cut into quadrants by Ontario Street and Superior Avenue. Public Square is the symbolic heart of the city, and has hosted presidents, vast congregations of people, and a free annual 4th of July concert by the Cleveland Orchestra. Its streets were the first in the world to be lit with electric street lights, arc lamps designed by Cleveland native Charles F. Brush. Today Public Square is home to many public monuments and the central hub of Cleveland’s public transportation and business district.
The Public Square neighborhood is also home to the Horseshoe Casino, a $350 million dollar investment located in the Higbee Building. Phase 2 of this development will include a newly constructed casino one block south of the Horseshoe Casino.
Traditionally this has been a business district, however, over the last 5 years residential condominiums and apartments have entered the neighborhood – with The Park Condominiums being the most notable.
The neighborhood is centered on Wade Oval, a tract of landed donated to the city by turn-of-the-century business tycoon, Jeptha Wade. It is also home to the Cleveland Orchestra and many of the city’s museums as well as some interesting and diverse restaurants, coffee shops, and nightspots. During the summer months, the area comes alive each Wednesday evening for “Wade Oval Wednesdays,” an evening of discounted admissions, free concerts, and lots of fun.
University Circle is anchored by Case Western and various prestigious hospitals and medical companies. New developments and housing are underway in this area as well as charming old homes and condos the have the character of the old Victorian architecture and craftsmanship that is truly a part of Cleveland’s rich architectural history.
Little Italy (“Murray Hill”) sits above University Circle, bounded by Euclid Avenue to the South, Cedar Road to the East, Mayfield Road to the North, and Lake View Cemetery to the West. The area became a thriving neighborhood in the late 19th century when dozens of skilled stone cutters and craftsmen arrived from Italy to design and create the magnificent monuments at Lake View that mark the graves of some of that era’s most influential citizens.
Today, the neighborhood still retains its Italian flavor. There are small family-run bakeries, Italian restaurants – featuring everything from stylish Northern Italian cuisine to provincial pizza and pasta. Truly one of Cleveland’s most historical neighborhoods, there is ample outdoor seating and plenty of Gelato to go around! Newly constructed townhomes and condominiums have been added to the neighborhood with great success, adding to the historical beauty of the neighborhood while providing upscale living a stone throws away from “Murray “Hill”.