Eastlake, located in Lake County at the mouth of the Chagrin River, about 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland, is a quiet lakefront suburb, with tree-lined streets. It's also the home of the Lake County Captains, a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Cleveland Indians
Eastlake was once inhabited by the Native American Erie tribe. In 1750, the area became a French trading post, called Charlton. Shortly thereafter, settlers from the Connecticut Land Company began arriving to buy land in the Western Reserve.
Originally called the village of St. John, the town became the village of Eastlake in 1948 and a city in 1961.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census report, Eastlake has 18,577 residents. Approximately 96% are white and slightly less than half (46.6%) are married. The median age is 42.7 years and the median household income is $43,297.
The Willoughby-Eastlake School District has an enrollment of approximately 8,500 students and has received an Excellent rating from the Ohio Board of Education for the past two years. Facilities include eight elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.
Eastlake shares the school system with nearby Lakeline, Timberlake, Waite Hill, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills and Willowick
Eastlake is noted for its "Boulevard of 500 Flags," constructed after 9/11 to pay honor to America's servicemen and women.
In addition, Eastlake is near the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.
Hotels near Eastlake Ohio:
The nearest accommodation to Eastlake is the Radisson Eastlake (check rates
), located at Route 91 and I-90. Eastlake is also within a short drive of several hotels in Willoughby and Mentor Ohio.(updated 8-20-13)