Willowick, Ohio, is a Lake County city that appropriately has the motto "great living on a great lake." This suburb of Cleveland is located 15 miles on the east side of the major metropolitan area and is a waterfront city to Lake Erie. City officials have a great determination to keep safety and leisure activities a convenient part of everyday life. This philosophy has allowed this area to be recognized and ranked as a great place for seniors to live. The Parks and Recreation Department make the parks, sports and activities in the community a priority. The extra effort put forth by city officials and neighborhood volunteers make this a great city to live and rent in.
The village of Willowick was celebrating its largest period of growth right around the time the village was celebrating its 25th anniversary. During this period, the old Nike facilities were purchased by the city and turned into a present day treasure of the city known as Manry Park. A few years later, in 1957, the Ohio Secretary of State officially declared Willowick a city.
The city of Willowick is home to over 14,000 residents. Most of the neighborhood residents live in single-family residential homes, but apartment renters have options in the number of high-rise apartment complexes found within the city limits.
Outdoor lovers will want to take advantage of the parks found in this lakeside area of Ohio. Dudley Park is a beautiful spot where neighborhood children can enjoy a water playground during hot summer days, and Manry Park is the perfect location for a relaxing hike or a bird watching adventure during the spring of the year. Manry Park also has an excellent activity center where community members can enjoy one another while taking part in planned events.
Both Dudley Park and Manry Park boast pools, and they can even be rented out for two-hour intervals so that you can enjoy a private party during the warmer months of the year. Many other facilities within the community, such as rooms in the community center, the gymnasium, and outdoor pavilions and grills are available for rent. There are also many concerts and theatrical opportunities for residents to enjoy in the parks during the summer months.
Rapid Transit buses and underground rail can get residents to Cleveland. There is an Amtrak station in the city as well.
Apartment renters who are searching for an institution for higher learning in or around this city will be happy to know there are several excellent choices not far from city central. Lakeland Community College and Lake Erie College can be found right in the community. If a private college is in the cards, then Notre Dame College is only about 10 miles outside of Willowick.
There are many job opportunities for home and apartment renters in Willowick. The top industries for residents who live within the city are healthcare and transportation. Some of the primary employers in the city include the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, University Hospitals and Dentalworkers Classifieds.