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OHIO CITY

Nestled just across the Cuyahoga River from Downtown Cleveland, Ohio City is a neighborhood rich in architectural beauty and cultural amenities. Stately century homes on tree-lined streets are steps away from breweries, taverns, restaurants, and coffee shops.  Ohio City is located less than five minutes from downtown Cleveland across the Detroit-Superior (Veterans Memorial) Bridge and the Lorain-Carnegie (Hope Memorial) Bridge. It can be accessed by public transportation via bus, and also the Red Line train which stops at the nearby Ohio City Rapid Station.  Owning a car is optional here -- Ohio City is as walkable as it is charming.  A growing network of bike/walking paths intersects the neighborhood including the Redline Greenway (Zone Recreation to Lakelink Trail), Lakelink Trail connecting Wendy Park (Lake Erie) with the Towpath Trail, and The Lakefront BikeTrail connecting Edgewater Park to the Flats West Bank and Cuyahoga River.  Ohio City is also home to the historic West Side Market, which just celebrated its centennial and the surrounding Market District.

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BACKGROUND

Ohio City, also known as the City of Ohio, became an independent municipality two days before Cleveland was incorporated in 1836. The two municipalities were fierce competitors for commercial business. This competition led to the 1836 "Bridge War" in which a draw bridge was built across the Cuyahoga River at Columbus Road, which siphoned commercial trade away from the City of Ohio to Cleveland. Violence erupted after several attempts to destroy the bridge, but when the county sheriff arrived, the disturbance ended. Ohio City was annexed by the city of Cleveland in 1854.

Immigrants flocked to the area in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries to work in places like factories, mills, and foundries. Venerable institutions, including Saint Ignatius High School (1886) and the West Side Market (1912), continue to anchor the neighborhood. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, community groups, business owners, and developers began efforts to revitalize and restore buildings and homes in the area. Today, a cross-section of demographic groups including young professionals, families, artists, and entrepreneurs are attracted to Ohio City's unique charm.

RESIDENTIAL OPTIONS

Ohio City has an architecturally rich housing stock with prime examples on stately Franklin Boulevard. Franklin is lined with large Victorian mansions and many of the neighboring streets have small to large Victorian and Italianate homes. There are a number of brick townhouses scattered throughout the neighborhood along with new construction townhouses on Fulton Road. A drive down Franklin, Bridge, Jay and West 33rd Streets gives one a feel for the architectural style of the neighborhood.  Ohio City home listings.

An increasing number of newly constructed condominiums and single-family homes are available for purchase in Ohio City, including:

NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES

Ohio City offers the best of both worlds: close-knit residential streets with a small-town feel, just blocks from a thriving commercial district. The West Side Market has open-air fruit and vegetable stands, as well as indoor stands with meat, poultry, fish, cheese, baked goods, and specialty foods. Dave's Supermarket, located two blocks from the Market, serves as the neighborhood's traditional grocery store. Owning a car is optional here -- Ohio City is as walkable as it is charming.

The main commercial districts are located along West 25th Street and Lorain and Detroit Avenues. Ohio City's increasing popularity has attracted many new businesses in recent years. Great Lakes Brewery, a brewery, and restaurant, crafts its award-winning European-style beer right in the heart of the Market District. Its success has prompted the opening of new microbreweries and restaurants, such as Market Garden and Town Hall. Other retail establishments include clothing stores, coffee houses, art galleries, import stores, and specialty shops.

DISTRICTS

THE MARKET  DISTRICT
The centerpiece of the Market District is the West Side Market, one of the top public markets in America.  Not only does the Market feature amazing architecture, but it also has open-air fruit and vegetable stands, as well as indoor stands with meat, poultry, fish, cheese, baked goods, specialty items along with prepared food. Dave's Supermarket, located two blocks from the Market, serves as the neighborhood's traditional grocery store.   At the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue, the District is home to retail, restaurants, coffee shops and many of the city's breweries.  
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BRIDGE/ FULTON
The center of this quaint district is the Carnegie West Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, one of the most beautiful buildings in the library's branch network.  While mostly residential the area is home to restaurants and retail interspersed with Victorian homes and quiet streets.  The district is also home to the beautiful campus of St Ignatius High School
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HINGETOWN
The term Hingetown comes from looking at the intersection of Detroit Avenue and West 25th Street as a hinge of sorts with downtown Cleveland to the east, Flats West Bank to the northeast, the Market District to the South, and Gordon Square to the west.  The center of this district emanates from West 29th Street anchored by the Transformer Station, a contemporary art museum located in a 1924 streetcar substation on one end and Spaces art exhibition space on the other.  In between and scattered around the area are retail shops, coffee houses, restaurants, and Progressive Urban Real Estate's headquarters.  Housing in the district includes many new luxury rental buildings along with newly constructed townhomes and large Victorian renovations.  
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LORAIN AVENUE
The Lorain Avenue District stretches from West 32nd to West 50th with a concentration of retail shops, restaurants, a coffee shop, and a brewery.  Housing in the area includes much for sale new construction in the SoLo South of Lorain area, rehabbed homes, and newer luxury rentals.  
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