LAKEWOOD…A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME Lakewood is located along the shores of Lake Erie, 5 miles west of Cleveland’s Public Square. The city’s 5.6 square miles are composed primarily of a vintage residential community offering diversity in housing from modest single homes and apartments to luxury “Gold Coast” condominiums and homes of distinct architectural design located within a National Register historic district. Lakewood is recognized for its tree-lined streets, excellent school system and outstanding city services. Lakewood is also home to more than 1,000 businesses of all sizes making it a great place to do business.
Lakewood’s nonprofit economic development organization, Lakewood Community Progress Inc (LCPI), was founded by the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lakewood, and secured its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 2004. In 2008, LCPI merged with LakewoodAlive, an economic development organization whose vision is to improve the quality of life of residents by creating alliances with community leaders, leveraging community assets and expanding the pool of available resources in order to facilitate economic stability and growth in the City of Lakewood. The merger broadened the capacity of both organizations to promote economic development and improve the quality of life in Lakewood. A National Main Street™ community since 2005, the revitalization of downtown Lakewood continues as the focus of LakewoodAlive’s activity. In recognition of housing quality as Lakewood’s economic lynchpin, LakewoodAlive launched a housing outreach program in 2009. Funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars, this program connects low-moderate income residents with financial and practical resources to maintain the exterior of their homes. LakewoodAlive is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Heritage Ohio, which is the oversight organization for the Ohio Main Street program. LakewoodAlive is also a member of Positively Cleveland, Northeast Ohio’s tourism and meeting promotional organization.
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
Ian Andrews, Executive Director