Located southwest of downtown Cleveland on the edge of city limits, the Larchmere shopping district is a historic neighborhood with unique shops, art and antique stores, restaurants and personal services. The neighborhood's main shopping district - Larchmere Boulevard - is ten blocks of upbeat vitality and offbeat charm running west to east between E. 120th Street and North Moreland Boulevard. Located north of Shaker Square, Larchmere has evolved into a truly unique shopping destination that is home to independent, locally-owned and locally-operated businesses.
With a majority of the neighborhood homes built between 1910 and 1925, the Larchmere residential and shopping community is popular for its duplex style homes and turn-of-the-century style single family homes. In 2015, the neighborhood was officially listed as the Woodland-Larchmere Commercial Historic District when it was approved by the state and the National Park Service. In addition to the recognition on the National Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood underwent a $3 million streetscape project to help redevelop that district; creating new crosswalks, installing distinctive bike racks, and other amenities aside from resurfacing.
The neighborhood is also a haven for artists and like-minded individuals with art installations, murals, and galleries lining the main shopping district. Several of the galleries double as studios and are home to many of Cleveland's unique talents. The community has been described as funky, retro, and shabby chic due to its general atmosphere and artist scene.
Loganberry Books & Strong Bindery
Our Favorite Things Tre Boutique & Aromatherapy
Barroco Arepa Bar & Concert Cafe
DiVita's Larchmere Deli and Beverage
UnBar Cafe - Coming Soon
A popular location for festivals, the Larchmere shopping district features several yearly events including the PorchFest and the Larchmere Arts Festival. The PorchFest is a free music event that features a day with a lineup of about 30 bands on 30 different porches scattered about the neighborhood. A major event in Cleveland, the festival includes live music as well as theatrical and artistic performances, enhanced food options and great shopping and socializing to create a cohesive community within the Larchmere neighborhood and greater Cleveland.
PorchFest - June 15th from 2:00p to 10:00p
Larchmere Festival - Saturday, July 6th from 10:00a to 5:00p
Author Alley - Saturday, July 6th from 12:00p to 4:00p
Sidewalk Sale Labor Day Weekend - Saturday, August 31st from 10:00a to 5:00p
Halloween Candy Run - Thursday, October 31st from 5:00p to 7:30p
Located just west of downtown Cleveland via the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood is a community complete with restaurants, bars, entertainment, art galleries, and shops. The neighborhood is walkable with interesting street art, parks, shopping districts, and access to the Edgewater Park and Marina and Lakefront Bikeway. The neighborhood is bordered by Lake Erie to the north, Clark Avenue to the south, the West Eighties to the west and Ohio City to the east.
Well known for the Gordon Square Arts District, the area is a popular location for art shows, film festivals, and concerts. A popular film festivals includes the traveling Banff Film Festival held at the Capitol Theatre. The Capitol Theatre also features current films and movies as well as special feature showings. The Cleveland Public Theatre is a community theatre that has been around since the 1980s as both an outlet for community youth and local artists; putting on shows, classes, and workshops. The Near West Theatre is a newer theatre to the neighborhood with a rich history in Cleveland. The theatre specializes in musical productions with casts of all ages, with a special emphasis on serving at-risk youth in the Cleveland area. The theatre opened the doors of its new facility in 2015 in the Gordon Square Arts District.
The Gordon Square Arts District is a spirited arts and culture developed to foster economic growth and livability in Gordon Square and the rest of the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. The Gordon Square Arts District organization's vision was to create an exciting lakefront neighborhood with vibrant theatres and enhanced art activity that are a regional destination for arts and culture. The neighborhood, which features several art studios including the 78th Street Studios, is a hub for the arts. The 78th Street Studios is the largest art and design complex in Northeast Ohio, featuring 170,000 square feet of art galleries, artist studios, performance spaces, and music recording studios.
78th Street Studios Third Friday Art Walk - every third Friday from 5:00p to 9:00p
Love Fest: Pride and Jazz! - Tuesday, June 18th at 08:00p
Wintertide - December 2019 (date to be announced)
Dia de Muertos Cleveland - November 2019 (date to be announced)
Edgewater Live - held every Thursday starting May 30th from 4:30p to 9:00p
Edgewater Beach Cleanup - Tuesday, Jun 4th from 5:30p to 7:30p
One of the neighborhood's main attractions - Edgewater Beach and Park - are popular venues for festivals, concerts, races, food trucks, and more. Shared with the Edgewater neighborhood, the beach and park are managed by the Cleveland Metroparks and feature two beaches, a pier, trails, pavilions for picnics and an endless list of events. One of the more popular events is the weekly concert series, Edgewater Live, held every Thursday starting the end of May. This concert series features live music, an assortment of local food and drink, and beautiful lake views. Other popular events include yoga on the beach and run/walk events raising money for charity organizations. The Lakefront Bikeway provides access from the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood to the Edgewater neighborhood, park, and beach as well as Ohio City and the West Bank of the flats.
Lorain Avenue Antiques District
A popular spot for restaurateurs and foodies, the Detroit-Shoreway area is packed with restaurants, bars, cafes, and more. With a number of specialty eateries, the Gordon Square Arts District is known for its unique food shops that are anywhere fine dining to quick bites or a place to grab a coffee or an adult beverage. Most of these restaurants are within walking distance of the art galleries and theatres; making the neighborhood a great stop for food and drink enthusiasts.
Blue Habanero - Street Tacos & Tequila
Located just east of downtown Cleveland along the HealthLine bus rapid transit route on Euclid Avenue, University Circle is a burgeoning neighborhood built around University Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and the many museums. With attractions such as the Uptown shopping district, educational institutions, and the historic Murray Hill area, University Circle has become a cultural hub just minutes from downtown Cleveland and the near-east suburbs. The I-90 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway is a few minutes drive from most of University Circle. The neighborhood also features two Red Line transit stops located at the bottom of the Murray Hill area on Mayfield Road and at the bottom of Cedar Hill. Both provide residents with access to downtown and the surrounding suburbs.
The University Circle residential style is a blend of old and new with new construction apartments and townhomes being developed in several parts of the area for those who enjoy a more contemporary lifestyle. The neighborhood is also home to a number of historic homes and apartments that include unique architectural features. University Circle is a community that has experienced quite a bit of development with new shopping, restaurants, and residential spaces, some of which are still in the works.
Widely known for its arts and history museums, University Circle is home to the Cleveland Museum of Art which was ranked no. 2 in the country in 2016 by Business Insider. The museum features a number of galleries that are open to the public at no cost and contain world-renowned works of art by artists including Picasso, Degas, van Gogh, Monet, Dalí, Warhol, and more. The museum also features special temporary exhibits for a fee that have included Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt, Georgia O'Keeffe, and most recently, Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Western Reserve Historical Society
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Dittrick Museum of Medical History
Crawford Auto Aviation Collection
Home to the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall was opened in 1931 and is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful concert halls. For over a century, the orchestra has traveled the globe and become one of the most admired symphony orchestras in the world. A true rare gem of Cleveland, the orchestra and Severance Hall are pillars of the University Circle community.
A community built by diversity, University Circle is a frequent location for festivals and events dedicated to the arts. One of the more notable festivals is the Parade the Circle; a free yearly event to celebrate the arts, culture, and music from local groups and organizations complete homemade decorations and costumes.
Parade the Circle 2019 - Saturday, June 8th from 10:00a to 4:00p
Solstice Festival 2019 - Saturday, June 22nd from 8:00 to 1:00a
CMA Chalk Festival - Saturday, September 21st from 11:00a to 5:00p
Wade Oval Wednesdays - Every Wednesday starting June 12th from 6:00p to 9:00p
Feast of the Assumption 2019 - Thursday, August 15th to Sunday, August 18th from 12:00p to 11:00p
University Circle's Murray Hill area is a well-known attraction with beautiful churches, shops, Italian restaurants, galleries, and events. Most notably, Murray Hill's Feast of the Assumption is an annual celebration that brings attendees from all over Northeast Ohio for food delicacies, entertainment, and local vendors. The festival has been occurring for more than a century, having begun in 1898. The neighborhood was built by immigrant Italian families and has added to the architecture's historical charm.