Cleveland Heights, located east of Cleveland and north of Shaker Heights, is a diverse suburb, filled with classic architecture, a lively arts community, and popular shops and restaurants--all within easy access of downtown Cleveland and the city's far-east suburbs.
Cleveland Heights, first settled in the early 19th century, remained largely farmland and orchards until the late 19th and early 20th century, when Cleveland's population boom drove residents out from the city center.
Cleveland Heights' first residents were some of the area's most influential, including John D. Rockefeller. Although his estate was destroyed by fire, many of the large estates are still standing on Fairmount Boulevard and Euclid Heights Boulevard, among others.
Cleveland Heights was chartered as a city in 1921.
According to the 2010 census, Cleveland Heights has 46,121 residents, 49.8% of whom are white, 42.5% African-American, and 4.1% Asian. In addition, 35.6% of Cleveland Heights residents are married. The median age is 35.8 and the median household income is $48,717.
Shopping in Cleveland Heights:
Cleveland Heights offers a variety of unique, independently owned stores, many of which are located along Coventry Road and at Cedar/Fairmount. Highlights include:
- Big Fun at Coventry
- Just for Cats at Coventry
- Paysage at Fairmount and Taylor Rds.
- Appletree Books on Cedar Rd.
- Zagara's Market
Cleveland Heights Restaurants:
Cleveland Heights is home to dozens of interesting restaurants, many of them located along Coventry Road. Some highlights include:
- Hyde Park Grille
- Hunan of Coventry
- Mad Greek
- Lopez Bar and Grille
- Pacific East
Famous Cleveland Heights residents, past and present, include cartoonists, Harvey Pekar and Bill Watterson; actresses, Debra Winger and Diana Hyland; John D. Rockefeller; writers Les Roberts and Michael Ruhlman; and artist Viktor Schreckengost.
Annual events in Cleveland Heights include the Cain Park Art Fair, held each July, and the series of Coventry street fairs held throughout the summer.
Cleveland Heights parks system spans 135 acres of parkland and a host of facilities, including playgrounds, pools, ball diamonds, and nature trails. The city also supports the Cleveland Heights Community Center at Monticello and Mayfield Roads. This center features two skating rinks, a senior activity center, and a huge fitness center.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District has an enrollment of around 6,500 students. Facilities include eight elementary schools, three middle schools, a high school, an early childhood center, and a school for special needs children.
Cleveland Heights is also home to the private Beaumont School and the parochial school at St. Ann's parish.
Hotels near Cleveland Heights:
The only hotel within Cleveland Heights city limits is the landmark Alcazar Hotel (check rates) near Cedar/Fairmount. The city is near the Glidden House Bed and Breakfast (check rates) at University Circle and the Intercontinental Hotel (check rates) at the Cleveland Clinic to the west and the many hotels in Beachwood to the east.