The city of Beachwood may only be 5.2 square miles in size, but a lot is packed into that small square that lends to the city’s unique charm. Home to only 12,000 residents, the city and businesses welcome a daytime population of 100,000 people (commuters and shoppers).
More than 2,500 businesses call Beachwood home and the city serves as world headquarters for many great companies such as Eaton Corporation, Aleris and later this year, OMNOVA Solutions.
Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Dillard’s, Beachwood Place Mall offers abundant retail shopping with such stores as GapKids, The LEGO Store, Buckle, Lacoste, Hanna Andersson, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, The Children’s Place, Pandora, the Microsoft Retail Store and many more.
Beachwood is known for its fine dining and world-class restaurants. Whether it’s a candlelight dinner date for two or a family affair, there is something for every palate.
The Beachwood Chamber of Commerce works very closely with the City of Beachwood, the Beachwood City Schools and the Beachwood Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring new businesses, shopping, dining and conventions to the city of Beachwood.
Parks & Outdoors
Beachwood City Park West provides families and tourists a way to enjoy all that nature has to offer. The park features nearly 2 miles of walking trails for biking, walking, running or skating, and six gravel trails for hiking. In cold weather, the sledding hill is a perfect spot for some winter fun. An open-air sheltered structure provides room for large gatherings as well as a drinking fountain and facilities. The park is located at Richmond Road with entry points at Sulgrave Road on East and West Shaker Boulevard.
Beachwood City Park East boasts a mile of paved trails, plenty of outdoor seating and parking. Beachwood City Park East is located on Shaker Boulevard.
Neighboring Pepper Pike offers the Orange Community Education and Recreation, 32000 Chagrin Blvd., with a variety of recreational, leisure or educational classes for parents, kids or families to enjoy.
Gilmour Academy Ice Arena, 2045 SOM Center Road, hosts 300,000 visitors a year who participate in hockey, figure skating and open skating hours. The John Carroll University Hockey team calls this ice arena home, as well as do several area high schools and community-affiliated programs.
Warrensville Heights’ Goldfish Swim School, 4670 Richmond Road, Suite 100, offers an indoor location for swim classes and programming for children four months old and older. Class sizes are small, pools are heated and there is a gallery section for parents to watch their little ones learn to swim.
Shopping & Dining
Beachwood and surrounding areas offer one of the most robust shopping locations in Northeast Ohio. Beachwood Place Mall, 26300 Cedar Road, is home to The Children’s Place, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, See’s Candies and more.
Eton Chagrin Boulevard Shopping Center in Woodmere hosts a wide variety of shopping destinations with everything from Barnes & Noble to Sur La Table. Dining options include B Spot, the well-known burger and beer joint of Cleveland’s own Michael Symon, at 28699 Chagrin Blvd., and Mitchell’s Fish Market that offers fresh seafood options at 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 700. For those who have special dietary restrictions, Vegan Sweet Tooth at 28699 Chagrin Blvd. creates vegan, kosher, diabetic-friendly and gluten-free desserts and treats for an afternoon post-shopping pick-me-up.
Legacy Village, 25333 Cedar Road, Suite 303, in Lyndhurst allows families or parents to indulge in several shops and establishments such as Janie & Jack, Nordstrom Rack, Crate & Barrel and Ethan Allen. Visitors can enjoy specialty pizzas from California Pizza Kitchen, fondue at The Melting Pot or a little taste of everything at The Cheesecake Factory.
Giovanni’s Ristorante, 25550 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 44122, features classic Italian cuisine with a twist. In 2012, Zagat rated it one of the top 120 restaurants in the country. For an elegant meal with generous portions, Giovanni’s is the place to be.
A Place to Live
Beachwood Schools have been rated excellent or better by the Ohio Department of Education. The academic experience of students in Beachwood allows unique opportunities in and out of the classroom. Small classroom sizes, extensive programming and dedicated staff lend to the environment of the Beachwood education community.
In Beachwood and surrounding areas there are many private schooling options. Hathaway Brown, in Shaker Heights, provides education for girls in grades K-12, and boys and girls in its Early Education Program. The school dates back to 1876, and remains committed to an inclusive educational environment where students can succeed. University School has two campuses, in Shaker Heights and Hunting Valley, which provide educational opportunities for boys in grades K-12. St. Dominic School, located in Shaker Heights, provides coeducational opportunities for grades K-8 and is a fully accredited Catholic school.
Located nearby are several higher education institutions including, Notre Dame College, Cuyahoga Community College, John Carroll University, Ursuline College and Baldwin Wallace.
University Hospitals have several facilities in the Beachwood area. University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility with emergency services, general surgery, orthopedics and neurology departments, among others.
University Hospitals and Beachwood City Schools recently partnered to create the UH-Beachwood High School Medical Academy. The academy allows students the opportunity to participate in internships, flexible credit studies, summer courses and programming within the hospital system’s structure.
The Gathering Place is a nonprofit, community-based cancer support group that provides programs and services to the community. With two education centers, a variety of support groups and movement and nutrition classes, The Gathering Place is a unique resource not only for Beachwood and surrounding communities, but also for all of Northeast Ohio.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, opened its doors in 2005 as a place to showcase an understanding of Jewish religion, history and culture. The museum offers films, stories of immigrant families, interactive exhibits, histories, photographs and other significant artifacts for people of all ages and stages of life to appreciate. The museum includes the renowned Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery and a special exhibition gallery that houses important national and international exhibits.