Near Cleveland‘s western edge, across the Cuyahoga River from the city’s central business district, is where you’ll find Ohio City. Located immediately to the south of Lake Erie, this area is home to nearly 9,000 people and 250+ enterprises.

Ohio City’s West 25th Street is the epicenter of the neighborhood’s thriving restaurant and nightlife scene, featuring everything from upscale cocktail bars and beer gardens to hip vegan bistros and fine dining farm-to-table establishments. Side streets around the neoclassical Carnegie Library are lined with independent craft boutiques and galleries, while the West Side Market features stalls selling specialty foods including smoked meats, baked goodies, and handcrafted ice cream.

Ohio City is home to numerous galleries, museums, theaters, libraries, schools (both public and private, as well as charters), community centers, churches, and shops. When it comes to Cleveland neighborhoods, Ohio City is the second most walkable, behind only downtown. In every way, Ohio City fulfills the expectations of a modern urban neighborhood.

Over the past three years, the neighborhood has steadily expanded thanks to an infusion of new inhabitants and the dedication of long-term residents. The West Side Market, Lutheran Hospital, and Saint Ignatius High School are just a few of the neighborhood’s mainstays that help make Ohio City Cleveland’s most full and well-rounded community.

More than 9,200 people call Ohio City, one of Cleveland’s 36 official neighborhoods, home. Ohio City is one of the most ethnically and racially varied areas of Cleveland, with 50% White residents, 34% African American residents, 23% Hispanic residents, 1.5% Asian or Pacific Islander residents, 1% American Indian residents, and 14% “other.” There are 1,200 public housing units in Ohio City, with 37% of the population living at or below the poverty line.

Ohio City is one of just three Cleveland neighborhoods that have seen population growth over the past decade, despite the city’s overall population decline over the past several decades. Moreover, residents aged 60-64 increased by 42% and those aged 18-34 by 16% in Ohio City.

In March 1836, the City of Ohio separated from Brooklyn Township to become its own incorporated community. From around 2,400 in the early 1830s, the city’s population rose to over 4,000 by 1850. In June of 1854, the city was acquired by Cleveland.

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