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 LiveCleveland.org/calendar for a complete listing of neighborhood events.
Nov 3 Walk All over Waterloo
Nov 4 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2017
Nov 4 North Union Farmers Market @ Shaker Square (and every Saturday this month)
Nov 10 Walkabout Tremont
Nov 17 Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios in Detroit Shoreway
Nov 17-19 Friendsgiving Flea Market
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Day
Nov 24-26 Larchmere Holiday Stroll
Nov 25 Winterfest: Annual Holiday Lighting Celebration @ Public Square
CLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE NEWS
CITY LIFE: MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS
Pastor Nozomi Ikuta
Nozomi was born in Cleveland and grew up in Brook Park. After graduating from Berea High School, she moved out of state before coming back to Cleveland in 1991. After she was called to the Denison Avenue United Church of Christ, Nozomi relocated from Lakewood to Westown in 2011. In 2012, she and her husband opened UPCYCLES BIKE SHOP on Lorain and W 100th Street. Over the last decade through her leadership, her church has gradually become reconnected with Westown. Now their congregation is as diverse as the neighborhood they serve. They are knocking on doors and inviting neighbors and community leaders to share ideas about how their ministries and building can really meet their needs. Her vision and life experiences continue to breed positivity and an improving sense of community in Westown.
“Growing up in Brook Park, I always felt like I “stuck out” since I was the only Asian kid in my school. When I worked for the national UCC, I traveled to places that were more diverse than Cleveland. But I never imagined that I would be able to live and work in such a diverse neighborhood, right here in my home town. That is why I treasure our community so much! Every neighborhood has its challenges, but living here is like a dream come true for me.”
Born and raised in Cleveland off E 127th and St. Clair, she calls herself “St. Clair True”. Beginning her career as a daycare assistant and prospective educator, Phyllis was then drawn towards jobs and nonprofit organizations that were about fighting for the rights of other people. This led her to her current role as the executive director of the LGBT Community Center. Now residing in Larchmere, Phyllis loves her neighborhood’s walkability, which provides easy access to a community garden, farmers markets, art galleries, family owned conveniences stores, street festivals, & more!
“I moved to Larchmere looking to find a safe, affordable and diverse community to live in and Larchmere was absolutely the right move for me. I feel welcome and affirmed in my neighborhood.”
Jill Lemieux moved to Cleveland from Indiana 20 years ago. Living in Tremont for 18 of those years, Jill has infused herself into the community by putting her expertise in graphic design and marketing to use as well as numerous volunteer efforts. This illustrator/artist is the Co-chair for Walkabout Tremont, committee member for the Tremont Trek Home Tour, as well as a volunteer for the neighborhood’s annual fundraiser, Celebrate Tremont. In the past, she has been a part of Tremont West’s arts committee as well as their marketing committee. She was also a part of the volunteer crew for the first few years of the Taste of Tremont. And she cheers on Cleveland marathon runners every year at Deane Malaker’s water stop he hosts at his home. Jill is a shining example of a Cleveland resident dedicated to her neighbors and her community.
“The Tremont community has helped make Cleveland my home. My friends and neighbors are like family, and it feels good to be able to help make a difference in the neighborhood.”
CITY LIFE: WHERE TO LIVE
CPD Realty & Holdings is making improvements to a cute bungalow in Old Brooklyn. The renovations will increase the value of the home in this great little neighborhood. Just minutes from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and both I-480 and I-71, this attractive home is situated in a great, centrally located area that can be your home base as you go exploring around the city. This property will be a light rehab – involving kitchen renovations, and other internal and external improvements that will make this house turn-key ready for you!
Move into a rehabilitated home in Slavic Village today. Homes are available in the heart of this historic neighborhood, with new roofs, furnaces, electrical, plumbing, flooring, kitchens, and more! Renovated homes are sold at an affordable price and rebuilt with quality materials, all in a diverse and authentic neighborhood with great amenities and proximity to Downtown.
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: CENTRAL/KINSMAN
The revitalization of Cleveland’s historic Central neighborhood is one of Northeast Ohio’s best kept secrets. Located at the southeast edge of Downtown Cleveland, this community is experiencing a dramatic revival that began nearly two decades ago and actively continues today. Several hundred newly constructed single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums have taken root in Central, and families have flocked to the community en masse to reap these exciting living opportunities. Other major investments that have occurred in the Central/Kinsman area in recent years include new shopping destinations, improved schools, renovated parks and recreation spaces, and upgraded streets and infrastructure.