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Living and Working in Ohio City

Ohio City is home to nearly 10,000 residents and over 5,000 daytime employees. Below are profiles of people that live and/or work in the neighborhood. 

Carrie Walker

Why Ohio City? While visiting my daughter 14 years ago my husband and I fell in love with the laid back charm, walkability and conveniences of Ohio City.

What is your favorite season in Ohio City? I love all the seasons in Ohio City and could not pick just one.

In your opinion, what is a best kept secret about Ohio City? The Ohio City Farm. Since being there as the ambassador I find there are many that don't know about it. I really love telling people about the farm and watching their faces after they have walked through.

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Carrie Walker

Why Ohio City? While visiting my daughter 14 years ago my husband and I fell in love with the laid back charm, walkability and conveniences of Ohio City.

What is your favorite season in Ohio City? I love all the seasons in Ohio City and could not pick just one.

In your opinion, what is a best kept secret about Ohio City? The Ohio City Farm. Since being there as the ambassador I find there are many that don't know about it. I really love telling people about the farm and watching their faces after they have walked through.

Favorite West Side Market Stands? All the stands at the West Side Market are great. The vendors are all so friendly.

Favorite Ohio City traditions? The street fairs without a doubt.

Involvement in the Community: 

Ambassador for the Ohio City Farm

Elder at Franklin Circle Christian Church

Member of the Anti-Racism team at Franklin Circle Christian Church

Healthy Strides participant at Lutheran Hospital

Tai Chi Participant at Riverview Estates and also a resident

 

Mike George & Amber Pompeii

Why Ohio City?  We (my wife Amber and I) chose to live in Ohio City because of the diversity in our neighborhood and because of its walkability. We wanted to live close to our business (Cleveland Tea Revival) which is also in Ohio City. The sense of community is unmatched by anywhere else we have ever lived.

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Mike George & Amber Pompeii

Why Ohio City?  We (my wife Amber and I) chose to live in Ohio City because of the diversity in our neighborhood and because of its walkability. We wanted to live close to our business (Cleveland Tea Revival) which is also in Ohio City. The sense of community is unmatched by anywhere else we have ever lived.

What is your favorite season in Ohio City? Summer! We live across the street from the Kentucky Gardens, so we get to see people from the neighborhood working on their beautiful gardens every day! Plus, we like to walk to Edgewater or have a beer on on patio somewhere, like Jukebox or Platform.

In your opinion, what is a best kept secret about Ohio City? Cleveland Tea Revival of course. But seriously, its the B and G tavern on Lorain.  

Favorite West Side Market Stands? Urban Herbs, Basketeria, and Rooted in Cleveland.  Those are not only my favorites stands, they are objectively the best stands.  

Favorite Ohio City traditions?  Saying hello to Jeff, our UPS driver; he’s the best. Also, Johnny Mango’s makes an amazing soup called Laska that is only served for the month of December. We look forward to it all year.

Involvement in the Community: We participate in community meetings and currently we have a basket in our store to collect school supplies for Urban Community School kids. 

 

Helen Qin

Why Ohio City: I love the walkability, the many dining options, but most importantly, this is the first neighborhood I've lived in that's felt like a real neighborhood - our neighbors look out for us and vice versa, and it's easy to get to know everyone through the block clubs (or just walking around)!

Favorite season in Ohio City: Summer! The longer daylight hours are great for walking the dog and exploring the neighborhood, and there's always a lot going on with all the outdoor events and being so close to the lake.

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Helen Qin

Why Ohio City: I love the walkability, the many dining options, but most importantly, this is the first neighborhood I've lived in that's felt like a real neighborhood - our neighbors look out for us and vice versa, and it's easy to get to know everyone through the block clubs (or just walking around)!

Favorite season in Ohio City: Summer! The longer daylight hours are great for walking the dog and exploring the neighborhood, and there's always a lot going on with all the outdoor events and being so close to the lake.

In your opinion what are some best kept secrets about Ohio City: The community gardens - I love that there's pretty much one on every street, and that these neighborhood farms will sell their produce for those of us without green thumbs!

What are your favorite West Side Market Stands: Rooted in Cleveland, Ohio City Pasta 

Favorite Ohio City traditions: Shivering at Brite Winter Fest, providing ice cream at Evening in Ohio City and watching people have a really good time.

Involvement: Co-owner of Mason's Creamery on 44th & Bridge, part of Bridge block club