People love to walk, and Lakewood has received recognition as Ohio’s most walkable city once again. The 114 largest cities in Ohio have an average Walk Score of 43. The most walkable cities in Ohio are Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, and Norwood. The least walkable cities are Green, Broadview Heights, and Solon. Walk Score.com has the statistics so click HERE to see the rankings in our state. Get out and see Lakewood on foot!
The Best Restaurants of 2011- Silver Spoon Winners are in and Downtown Lakewood restaurants and bars have won a whopping 18 Silver Spoon Awards, ten of which were #1 awards out of a possible 54 in the Cleveland Magazine voters poll.
We don’t have to go far to find the “Best New Restaurant”, “Gastro Pub” with the “Best Desserts” and “Best Service”, at Deagan’s Kitchen and Bar (WOW), or the “Best Wine Store”, Rozi’s, the “Best Beer Selection” at Winking Lizard, the “Best Middle Eastern Food”, Aladdin’s, or the “Best Sandwich”, Melt Bar and Grilled. If your friends from outside Lakewood don’t know, invite them over to see what they’re missing and why we love to live in Lakewood! You can see the full list of results at Cleveland Magazine.
Scene Magazine voters declared Lakewood “The Best Suburb” in a March 2011 edition. We’re very excited about receiving this latest recognition, because we’re already known for being a “Cool Suburb”! Additionally, many Lakewood businesses and organizations were honored. Those include:
Best local theater company: Beck Center for the Arts,
Best director: Scott Spence of Beck Center for the Arts,
Best high school team: St. Edward’s,
Best entrepreneur: *Matt Fish of Melt Bar & Grilled,
Best jewelry maker: Erika Originals,
Best restaurant, Best Sandwich Shop, Best Taste of, Cleveland & Best Local Food Champ: *Melt Bar & Grilled,
Best restaurant for romance: Pier W,
Best new restaurant: *Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar,
Best pizza: Angelo’s Pizza,
Best Middle Eastern restaurant: *Aladdin’s Eatery,
Best health-food store: Nature’s Bin,
Best locally owned hardware shop: Lakewood Hardware,
Best chocolate shop: Malley’s Chocolates,
Best wine shop: *Rozi’s Wine House,
Best bicycle shop: Spin Bike Shop,
Best florist: Brennan’s Floral Gift Shop,
Best hospital: *Cleveland Clinic/Lakewood Hospital,
Best discount store: *Marc’s,
Best sporting goods store: *Geigers,
Best sports bar: *Winking Lizard,
Best beer selection: Buckeye Beer Engine.
(Article and listings are excerpted from Sun News Herald, March 31st edition)
*Denotes Downtown Lakewood Businesses.
If you live in Lakewood you already know what a great place this is to call home. We have great shopping, wonderful parks, fantastic food, entertainment, weekend events, the lake and a rich history, not mention a revitalized Downtown district. Lakewood is a secret no longer.
Read more about “Lakewood’s Best” at the links below
This Old House 2008 selection as Best Place in the MidWest to Buy an Old House
Business Week’s 2009 selection as Ohio’s Best Place to Raise your Kids
Travel & Leisure Magazine 2010 Coolest Suburbs Worth a Visit
USA Today Hot “Hoods”
Walkscore.com Rated one of the top Walkable Cities in Ohio
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Melt Bar & Grilled Challenge on the Food Network
Here is the video from the Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives