This former blue-collar and ethnic neighborhood is emerging as one of Cleveland's latest comeback stories. Anchored by one of the country's top live-music venues, the Beachland Ballroom
, and one of the city's most robust arts organizations, Arts Collinwood
, this lakeside community is experiencing a resurgence. The combination of affordable housing, a burgeoning arts community, and easy access to downtown Cleveland has been attracting out-of-state artists hungry for a higher quality of life.
In addition to delightful independent shops, restaurants and bars, the neighborhood hosts the popular Waterloo Arts Fest and boasts more linear feet of beach than anywhere else in Northeast Ohio. Travel and Leisure
magazine named it one of "America's Best Secret Neighborhoods."