Brook Park, Ohio is located less than 10 miles south of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County. Home to approximately 19,200 people and a Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant, the city is part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metropolitan area. With safe streets, kind neighbors, and easy access to Cleveland’s shopping, dining, entertainment, and commercial opportunities, Brook Park real estate offers a top quality lifestyle at an affordable price.
Brook Park Shopping and Dining
The Brookgate Shopping Center comprises 208,000 square feet and is also home to numerous retail shops and service providers, including the center’s anchor store, Marc’s. The center also serves as city venue for community events, such as the Classic Car Wednesday Night Cruise-In, and “home base” for holiday parades. Floral shops, tool and hardware stores, supermarkets, and banks are located throughout the city. Conte Restaurant is one of the area’s most popular Italian restaurants. Diner favorites include the pasta fagioli and the Italian wedding soup. Goody’s Family Restaurant serves up homemade soups and delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees. Furthermore, other restaurants in town include Bob Evans Farms Restaurant, Harpos Sports Café, Whisker’s Pub, Hong Kong Chinese, El Rincon Mexican, Del Sangro’s, Amazon Trail Seafood, Rally’s Hamburgers, East of Chicago Pizza, Arby’s, KFC, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, and Quizno’s.
Brook Park Parks and Recreation
Brook Park real estate includes 12 city parks and two community pools. Kennedy Park features four horseshoe courts, four bocce ball courts, two pavilions with open fire places, picnic tables, barbeque grills, cement walkways, benches, a state-of-the-art children’s playground, in addition to plenty of open space. American Legion Park features two baseball/softball fields, basketball court, picnic tables/pavilion, and state-of-the-art children’s playground. Wedo Park features a basketball court, two baseball fields, picnic tables, a concession stand, and a children’s playground. Children’s playgrounds also are available at Gallatin, Bernath, McGovern, Joe Konery, Fry Road, Sylvia, Cavanaugh, Stonecrest, and Carpenter parks.
There’s also a seasonal water park and a community recreation center where residents can join sports leagues, swim, take group exercise and dance classes, learn Korean American martial arts, or attend educational workshops on nutrition and finance. The city’s recreation department also offers softball, tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and football leagues.
Brook Park Living
Brook Park real estate offers an affordable, small-town lifestyle in close proximity to one of Ohio’s major metropolitan areas. Most noteworthy, low-cost of living, lower-than-average unemployment, and short commute times are some of the major perks. Houses for sale in Brook Park are located in zip code 44142. Also, median home cost in 2012 was $91,600.
Brook Park Schools, Health, and Transportation
Berea City School District operates two elementary schools and one middle school in Brook Park. The schools are known for high student expenditures (~$1,000 more per child per year than average) and (16:1) student/teacher ratios. High school students attend either Berea High School in Berea or Midpark High School in Middleburg Heights. Both cities are less than two miles south of Brook Park. Younger children are served by the Family Life Child Care Center.
Brook Park Urgicare on Snow Road provides occupational health services and urgent care services for children and adults seven days a week. Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights offers acute care and emergency services. Additional hospitals are located nearby in Parma and Cleveland.
Downtown Cleveland is approximately 14 minutes from Brook Park on I-71. Commuters can travel into downtown Cleveland by car or via bus route 54. Residents of the city also have convenient access to domestic and international travel via the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.
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