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Lakewood - Photo by Bob Perkoski
Lakewood - Photo by Bob Perkoski

Often billed as The Heights of the West Side, Lakewood does share much in common with its inner-ring sibling to the east. A sprawling mix of residential and commercial activity, interspersed with serene green spaces and bordered by Lake Erie, Lakewood offers its residents pretty much everything.

Travel & Leisure agreed, including Lakewood among its top ten "Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit." The great combination of dining and nightlife certainly gets a nod, but the city also boasts charming homes, access to downtown, safe neighborhoods, and quality education.


Lakewood Features

putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment

Artists are often the first to move into urban neighborhoods, and also the first to move out when rents escalate. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working with artists to transform blight, engage residents and reimagine their neighborhoods.

from bust to boom: how the city's brand is on the rise, within our borders and beyond

There has been a flood of new businesses that tout the city through an assortment of Cleveland-themed apparel and products or by integrating the city name right into the company’s branding. Many point to the recent recession as the dawn of this entrepreneurial movement, which coincided with a newfound pride of place.

now schooling: cooking up a solution to the growing culinary talent gap

As our restaurant scene continues to thrive, local chefs and owners increasingly are finding it difficult to fill all open positions. Institutions in town, including an accredited culinary school, have their merits, say local restaurateurs, but they also have a way to go before they reach the point where they'll plug the culinary talent gap.  

rediscovering your hometown? there's an app for that

Sometimes, even the most adventurous resident can grow a little too comfortable living in the same city after a while. But one can always find something new to discover if we just dig a little deeper. Lucky for us, a number of smartphone apps will help the explorer in all of us get reacquainted with the city we call home.

fresh water managing editor pens cleveland guidebook for visitors, residents

It's been four and a half years since the first edition of "Moon Handbooks: Cleveland" was published. Considering all that has taken place in Cleveland during that time, author and Fresh Water managing editor Douglas Trattner says that for the second edition, which was released this week, he went back to the starting gate.
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Lakewood Founders

jeff battershell

jeff battershell

City: Lakewood

Meet Jeff Battershell, founder of Keepin’ it Fresh, an embroidered product company that focuses on water conservation and the brewery industry.

carolyn klosowsky

carolyn klosowsky

City: Lakewood

Meet Carolyn Klosowsky, co-founder of Frugal Fortune, a Lakewood shop with two employees that sells fine vintage and antiques, quality pre-owned, and handmade items. 

jillian neimeister

jillian neimeister

City: Lakewood

Meet Jillian Neimeister, co-founder of Birdtown CrossFit in Lakewood.

joe pulizzi

joe pulizzi

City: Lakewood

Meet Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute.

steve presser

steve presser

Meet Steve Presser, founder of Big Fun Toy Store in Cleveland Heights and Cleveland.

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