Lakewood is a city of 57,000 residents located 15 minutes west of downtown and is accessible via I-90 or Route 2.
Lakewood was established at the turn of the century, as wealthy families built mansions that line the Lake Erie shoreline. As the city grew, however, it became a diverse community with unique and varied housing and commercial districts, strong public schools and an attractive park system.
From stately shoreline mansions and "Gold Coast" condominiums to charming, single-family homes, Lakewood offers a diverse range of housing options, with convenient access to the amenities of the west side of Cleveland and downtown.
Lakewood features distinctive business districts along Lorain, Madison and Detroit Roads. Lakewood has recently partnered with developers and business owners to revitalize the city’s retail and commercial offerings, which has resulted in the Lakewood Hospital Expansion, new businesses such as the Winking Lizard, and more.
Lakewood has become known for its diverse and historic architecture, lakefront access, outstanding public library system, access to green space such as the Rocky River Metroparks, and more.