AsiaTown Cleveland is unique in its character. Smokestacks rise behind indoor shopping area carved out of old factories. Steeples rise above shops selling wares from the East. Galleries and live-work lofts coexist on tree-lined streets with modest homes. Unparalleled views of downtown enchant the visitor at every turn.
Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation (BSSDC) is one of the most productive development corporations in The City of Cleveland. BSSDC is positioned to turn neighborhood progress into an opportunity to create a great place to a live, work and play.
Gordon Square Arts District is home to the Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT), producer of a wide range of performance including theatre, dance and musicals; The Capitol Theatre, presenter of independent, foreign and documentary films; and Near West Theatre, producer of large-scale, inter-generational musical productions.
Little Italy, one of 5 major Italian settlements in Cleveland, is located from E. 119th to E. 126th streets on Murray Hill and Mayfield roads. Established in 1885, this physically well-protected and well-defined ethnic enclave is bordered by the forested bluff of Lake View Cemetery to the north and east and the Regional Transit Authority's Windermere-Airport Rapid Transit line and the Case Western Reserve University campus to the west.
Ohio City—or the “City of Ohio” as it was known at its 1818 founding—was originally a part of Brooklyn Township. On March 3, 1836, just two days before Cleveland’s incorporation, the City of Ohio became an independent municipality. It remained so until June 5, 1854, when it was annexed to the city of Cleveland.
In the 1970s and '80s, artists began to settle in the area, drawn by the fantastic homes and churches, downtown and river views, cheap studio space - as well as the unique European feel of the neighborhood. Their presence made the community exciting again, and hard work by neighbors, business owners and institutions resulted in a rebirth of Tremont.
This premier urban district and world class center of education, medical, and arts & cultural institutions is located just four miles from downtown Cleveland along the historic and future looking Euclid Corridor.