Ohio City is one of Cleveland's most historic and diverse neighborhoods. It is a culturally rich community located just across the Cuyahoga River from Downtown. Words such as “eclectic” and “diverse” often describe Ohio City ... and with good reason. The neighborhood is a bustling locale, populated by residents representing more than 15 ethnicities. Its housing stock is just as varied. Historic Victorian homes stand next to newly built condos and apartment buildings.
Nothing symbolizes Ohio City’s diversity better than the locally owned shopping and dining opportunities that line West 25th Street, Ohio City’s main retail area. “If you visit Ohio City and West 25th Street you’ll find an eclectic array of retail establishments from shops to restaurants and delis,” says Nate Coffman, executive director of Ohio City Near West Development Corp. Indeed, a walk down the main drag is like a jaunt around the globe. Visitors can eat a Middle-Eastern lunch at Nate’s Deli and Restaurant and wash it down afterward with Belgian beer from McNulty’s Bier Market. Or, they can browse the many shopping venues, which sell everything from groceries, at local favorite the West Side Market, to books, vintage clothes and art. And it’s only going to get better, says Coffman. “There’s a lot of development planned for the area.”
Ohio City's Market Square is a thriving commercial district, anchored by the historic West Side Market, one of the oldest public markets in America. More than 40 restaurants and night -spots are within walking distance, in addition to diverse neighborhood retailers and storied institutions such as Lutheran Hospital and St. Ignatius High School. With biking access to Downtown, the lake or river in minutes, housing options range from early 19th century cottages to sleek new condos. With a small-town neighborliness in anurban setting, Ohio City truly is a very livable neighborhood with some of the best views of the Cleveland skyline.
“Ohio City is the best place to live in Cleveland. It is a foodie's dream spot. It is bike and walk friendly, with everyday amenities like the West Side Market, Dave's and the plethora of restaurants and entertainment options just steps from my front door.”
–– Jeff T. Verespej