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West Park/Kamm's Corners

Kamms Corners - Photo Bob Perkoski
Kamms Corners - Photo Bob Perkoski
Folks in search of a quality west-side neighborhood to call home have been setting down roots in West Park/Kamm's Corners area for decades. Attracted by quaint tree-lined streets, sturdy and attractive homes from the 1920s and 1930s, and a tight-knit sense of community, Clevelanders have long made this one of the most beloved corners of the city.

Modern, updated streetscapes continue to brighten the block, with new sidewalks, streetlamps, benches and planters -- all part of nearly $70 million in civic improvements. This has attracted a flush of new business, with newer establishments like West Park Station and Big Daddy's Cheesesteaks joining venerable haunts like the Public House.

Generating the most buzz lately is the Kamm's Corners Farmers' Market, which is held outdoors from June through October and attended by over two dozen vendors. Proximity to the MetroParks, downtown Cleveland, and regional hospitals make this community a gem of the near-west side.

West Park/Kamm's Corners Features

putting art at the heart of neighborhood redevelopment

Artists are often the first to move into urban neighborhoods, and also the first to move out when rents escalate. Yet in the post-recession landscape, many communities are working with artists to transform blight, engage residents and reimagine their neighborhoods.

from bust to boom: how the city's brand is on the rise, within our borders and beyond

There has been a flood of new businesses that tout the city through an assortment of Cleveland-themed apparel and products or by integrating the city name right into the company’s branding. Many point to the recent recession as the dawn of this entrepreneurial movement, which coincided with a newfound pride of place.

now schooling: cooking up a solution to the growing culinary talent gap

As our restaurant scene continues to thrive, local chefs and owners increasingly are finding it difficult to fill all open positions. Institutions in town, including an accredited culinary school, have their merits, say local restaurateurs, but they also have a way to go before they reach the point where they'll plug the culinary talent gap.  

rediscovering your hometown? there's an app for that

Sometimes, even the most adventurous resident can grow a little too comfortable living in the same city after a while. But one can always find something new to discover if we just dig a little deeper. Lucky for us, a number of smartphone apps will help the explorer in all of us get reacquainted with the city we call home.

fresh water managing editor pens cleveland guidebook for visitors, residents

It's been four and a half years since the first edition of "Moon Handbooks: Cleveland" was published. Considering all that has taken place in Cleveland during that time, author and Fresh Water managing editor Douglas Trattner says that for the second edition, which was released this week, he went back to the starting gate.
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