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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Westlake, Ohio

Westlake on Lake Erie is an upscale surburban community west of Cleveland. From here one can go to the beach, enjoy fishing, or cruise the great lakes.The population is about 31,000.  Crocker Park is a lifestyle center located on Crocker Road. It is an outdoor mall with areas for recreation and socializing. The park is based on a small French town-type setting. There are also apartments and offices above some stores and restaurants.  Photo of Westlake Porter Library courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and Kulshrax.

Where to Retire in Westlake and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area (see link at top left). Average home prices have seesawed, and in late 2022, Zillow reported the median home value to be $372,546. Crocker Park is a popular mixed-use community with shops, restaurants, lofts, townhouses and apartments.

What Is Special about Westlake

Westlake is an affluent community in northern Ohio, close to the lake for recreation.  Westlake hosted the 2006 USA Broomball National Championship. Crime is almost non-existent.

What Is Not Special about Westlake

Cold winters and expensive housing for Ohio.

Climate and Physical Environment

Westlake is 12 miles from Cleveland in northwestern Ohio, along Lake Erie. The average July high temperature is 71 and the average January low is 19. The wettest month is June (4").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Westlake is served by the Westlake Porter Public Library.


The crime rate in Westlake is so low it is almost non-existent.

Medical Facilities

St.John's Medical Center is a hospital in Westlake, and there are many medical facilities located here.


Westlake is below average in walkability when compared to other towns.

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