10 great reasons to live here in West Park:
1. Housing choices
From townhomes to duplexes, to ranches and bungalows, to old farmhouses and apartment building of various scale, West Park has stable neighborhoods with affordable and diverse products.
2. Homebuyer technical & financial assistance
Download guides, find classes, and find financial incentives here.
We have 7 tuition-free schools rated Excellent by the state of Ohio and a wealth of private school options in West Park.
- Find a school and its ratings here.
- For a directory of schools in Cleveland, scroll through the Our Neighborhood Schools website and click on the “West” area of the map to see schools in the 44135 and 44111 zip codes, which constitute West Park.
- For help choosing a public or charter school, visit the Cleveland Transformation Alliance website: http://www.clevelandta.org/.
4. The Cleveland Metroparks
We are home to the largest Cleveland Metroparks reservation in the system, Rocky River Reservation. Golfing, horse-riding, biking, fishing, hiking, picnicking, running, kayaking, canoeing, even shopping and dining and more are available in a natural setting. The park also is home to the Rocky River Nature Center and a variety of programming for all ages throughout the reservation.
5. Neighborhood pride
West Park has neighborhood pride and a long history that gives it a sense of place. There are many community events and annual traditions to join and a variety of worship communities across religions and denominations that attract neighbors and visitors. For more information on our past, check this West Park history page.
6. Strong community development
BPDC is the community development corporation for much of West Park. We assist residents looking to remodel or repair their homes with our housing department program and services, among other programs and comprehensive neighborhood planning technical assistance for businesses and institutions looking to invest here.
7. Regional dining attractions
Amid diverse and tasty local establishments to whet your appetite and slake your thirst, West Park is home to such regional standouts as AMP 150, located in the Cleveland Marriott Airport, and the 100th Bomb Group Restaurant, which has a ballroom overlooking the airport arrivals and departures. Check out some of the dining attractions West Park has to offer with this guide.
West Park has well over a dozen neighborhood parks and is situated next to Rocky River Reservation, so it is home to many dog owners. Dog owners also appreciate that many homes have larger yards than inner-city living can sometimes afford and many of those yards already have fences. More recent investments in pet-friendly living is the West Park Animal Hospital with its emergency services, boarding, and therapeutic equipment and the Hattie Larlam Doggie Daycare, among other veterinarians in the area.
With many industrial and commercial parks, Hopkins Airport, numerous grocery stores, boutiques, and professional services and nearby regional employment leaders like auto factories, residents don’t have to get on the highway to get to work! We are conveniently located on I-480, I-90, and I-71 and have 4 GCRTA Rapid Stations in the area for easy commuting, as well.
10. Local shopping
In addition to local bars and restaurants, West Park has many pedestrian-friendly shopping districts like Lorain Avenue and Puritas Avenue. Groceries, clothing, shoe repair, retail banking, doctors, lawyers, insurance companies, drug stores, and even furniture is available at many local establishments and national chains.
*If you are interested in buying a HUD-owned property, try this website for the most inclusive listing of HUD properties for sale.
**For information about “buying into Cleveland”, look here.