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Euclid Ohio

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Lake Erie Shore in Euclid Ohio

Lake Erie Shore in Euclid Ohio

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Euclid, Ohio sits on the shores of Lake Erie, east of Cleveland. The city of 52,000 residents marks the eastern boundary of Cuyahoga County and is home to the National Polka Hall of Fame and the Softball Hall of Fame, among other attractions.

History:

Euclid was one of the first communities established in the Connecticut Western Reserve. The town, at first, was considered more desirable than nearby Cleveland, but the construction of the Ohio-Erie Canal sealed Cleveland's future.

Euclid was where Charles Brush created the first arc lamp in 1876 and where George Sweigert created the first cordless telephone in 1969.

Demographics:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Euclid Ohio has 48,920 residents. A minority(36.3%) are married (39.7% live in single-person households)and a majority are white (66.3%). The median age in Mentor is 39 years old and the median household income is $35,151.

Shopping in Euclid Ohio:

Shopping in Euclid includes a variety of specialty stores located along Lake Shore Blvd. in downtown Euclid and Euclid Square Mall, a former 70s-era mall, now converted to an outlet center.

Euclid Ohio Restaurants:

Dining options in Euclid, Ohio include the Beach Club Bistro, Marta's on E. 222nd St., Pacer's, and Cortina's Italian Restaurant on Lake Shore Blvd.

Education:

The Euclid City School system includes seven elementary schools, two middle schools, a high school, and a child development center.

Parks:

The Euclid park system includes 13 neighborhood parks, with facilities including several playgrounds, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts. In addition, the Euclid recreation department maintains five public pools and an ice arena.

Euclid has two public beaches along Lake Erie--Euclid Parkside and Sims Park. These spots are ideal for watching the Lake Erie sunsets, but no swimming is allowed.

Notable Residents:

Notable residents of Euclid, Ohio, past and present, include science fiction author, Roger Zelazny.

Hotels near Euclid Ohio:

Although there are no hotels in Euclid proper, there are several places to stay within a short driving distance. Among these are the Ramada Inn in Wickliffe (check rates), the Quality Inn in Wickliffe ( check rates), and the Fairfield Inn in Willoughby (check rates).

(updated 10-9-12)

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