Live CLEVELAND! E-news – May 2018

The new 2018 City Life magazine is now available!

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Don’t miss these incredible events that will take place in the city’s neighborhoods this month. From attending festivals and art walks to participating in farmers’ markets and neighborhood 5ks, there’s no better way to learn about the culture of each unique city neighborhood. Check out for a complete listing of neighborhood events.

May 2            Walnut Wednesday Food Truck Gathering (Every Wednesday)
May 4            Mix at Cleveland Museum of Art
May 4            Walk All Over Waterloo
May 5            Run Puritas 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run
May 11          Walkabout Tremont
May 12          The Hooley at Kamm’s Corners
May 12          The Cleveland Flea Market
May 18          Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios
May 18-20    Cleveland Marathon Race Weekend
May 19          Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes
May 19          Stockyards Bike-A-Thon
May 19-20    Cleveland Asian Festival
May 25-27    Flats East Bank: Taste of Summer


Mueller Lofts will offer historic apartments with a chance to give back to AsiaTown>>

Inner City Hues set to brighten Buckeye with community-driven public art>>

12 Places To Get Hip To In Old Brooklyn>>

Mariner’s Watch offers luxury living near Ohio City>>

Mayor Jackson unveils $15 million development as first project in his plan for revitalizing struggling neighborhoods>>

Neighborhoods by the numbers: How the new Progress Index is a win for CLE residents>>

Snapshots from the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival>>
New Order, Avett Brothers, SZA and AWOLNation to Headline Inaugural InCuya Music Festival>>
Cleveland to upgrade street lights, post security cameras to bolster neighborhood safety>>
Second year of Common Ground conversations expands, adds neighborhood walk series>>
Opportunity zones raise hopes for investment, questions of equity in Cleveland>>
Developer plans to revive old bakery as apartments>>
Report shows more CMSD students prepared for college, fewer attending>>


Jeanette Toms

Jeanette was born in Lake County and moved to Cleveland in 2004. She quickly became involved in organized trash pickups, block clubs, Citizens Police Academy, MyCom, and more. While at Cudell Improvement, she  worked on the West 98th Model Block and the Cudell Orchard. After that, Jeanette dedicated herself to the farm business. That farm business began as a “Summer Sprout” community garden (HUD program) on two Cleveland Land Bank lots in 2009.  It had about 30 people involved, six of which were refugee families. She and her husband Norm purchased additional lots to grow the site. This opportunity allowed them to convert the community garden and their newly purchased lots into their for-profit business,Good Earth, in 2014. Since then, this Urban Farm stand has been providing the community with high quality produce at affordable prices thanks to Jeanette’s hard work!

“I love farming, having my farm stand, and living in Cleveland. I think Clevelanders are the most friendly people!  I have met many very interesting people and learned so much about different cultures just by selling vegetables and talking with folks. My customers are awesome! Its amazing!”

Lori Walter
Warehouse District

A native of Canton, Lori and her husband Gerry moved to the Historic Warehouse District in 2013. The couple loves photography and their Instagram accounts (@MsInferno, @GWalter). They take to all the nooks and crannies of Cleveland to show the beauty within. In 2015, Lori joined the “My Neighborhood (MN)” residential engagement group of the Warehouse District. As a team member liaison, she is committed to answering questions concerning the District from residents and stakeholders. They host a Thirsty Third Thursday every month, which gives everyone the chance to speak about the neighborhood they live in. In 2017, Lori joined the Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation (HWDDC) as a voice for the residents and in 2018, Lori was named “Downtown Resident of the Year” by the Downtown Cleveland Resident’s Association. Most recently, she has been working to obtain audible intersection signals for a vision-impaired couple that lives in her building.

“We chose to live in the Warehouse District because of the revitalization of Cleveland. Industrial loft living, the Cleveland Metroparks, an array of live music venues, sporting events, outstanding culinary restaurants, and renowned theatres are all part of what makes living in the Warehouse District an epic day-to-day adventure.”


Collinwood – 14900 Westropp Ave
Listed by Howard Hanna

Move in Ready! Just built in 2005, this 3 bed/1.5 bath colonial style home offers 1366 sq.ft of living space. The spacious kitchen is loaded with cabinet space. New dishwasher included. Sellers to add a new A/C unit prior to sale. Freshly painted and carpeted throughout in neutral colors. Bedrooms are upstairs with full bath. Sliders off dining room open to a wood deck that leads out to the backyard with large detached 2 car garage and large privacy fenced backyard. Full unfinished basement including a washer/dryer hookup. Security system in place. Enjoy freeway access to I-71, I-77, I-480, & I-90. Easily accessible to all of Downtown Cleveland. Seller is including a one year limited home warranty through America’s Preferred Home Warranty!

Old Brooklyn – 3944 West 34th St
Listed by Heather Srodek, Howard Hanna

This brick bungalow has beautifully refinished hardwoods throughout that add to the warmth of the home, a spacious living room w/ beautiful fireplace and mantle, a dining room w/ built in cabinets and updated lighting. The updated kitchen features oak cabinets, hickory floors, stainless steel appliances and a movable island! Down the hall is a spacious first floor bedroom w/ door to the huge deck and a full updated bath. Upstairs has 3  bedrooms and a half bath. The 3/4 finished basement has a built-in bar area while the other 1/4 is the laundry/utility area w/ a half bath. It has a detached 2 car garage and updates include: roof (2008), windows (2002), H20 tank (2005), floors (2011), and more!

Hough – 1804 East 81st Street
Listed by Keller Williams

This gorgeous home has formal living & dining rooms, spacious eat-in granite kitchen with center island. The family room boasts a cathedral ceiling, brick fireplace w/built-ins, and opens to the large deck. On the 2nd floor is a spacious 2nd master suite w/private bath. Three other bedrooms and another full bath complete the floor. The finished lower level features a large rec room, bedroom and full bath. Off the breakfast area is a lovely patio area. Over 3800 sq ft of living space, 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, attached 3 car garage, central air, and much, much more!


    The Stockyards Bike-A-Thon takes place May 19th. (Photo: City of Cleveland)

Named after the Cleveland Union livestock yards located there in the early 20th century, the Stockyards neighborhood boasts one of the most active West Side communities. There are several local groups such as the Stockyard Steppers, a local walking club, and community events that include the Stockyard Bike-A-Thon. Convenient access to the interstate system and an array of affordable rehabbed homes, new developments and early 20th century homes make the Stockyards neighborhood a great place to live.

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