Generally considered one of Ohio's finest suburban settings, the six-square-mile City of Beachwood is a blue-chip business center, a thriving commercial and shopping area, a center for world-class medical care, and a national leader in technology.
Home to 5,500 families, more than 3,000 businesses and a major retail center housing Saks 5th Avenue and Nordstrom, Beachwood attracts more than 100,000 people every day for business, health care, shopping or entertainment purposes. Land values are among the highest in the county.
The success-oriented residents of Beachwood are predominantly well-educated professionals (51 percent hold bachelor's degrees or higher) who understand the value of education and expect excellence in their children's schools. Thirty percent of the children enrolled in Beachwood City Schools have parents who are alumni; many have grandparents who are active community members.
Beachwood enjoys what is called a "golden triangle" partnership between the City government, the School District and the Chamber of Commerce, ensuring long-term stability and cooperative strategic planning. The School District has never failed an operating tax levy in its history and has not had such a levy on the ballot since 2005.
The newest additions to the community include:
- University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center: $298 million, 144 beds
- Eaton Corp. headquarters: $170 million, 600,000 square feet
- Beachwood High School: $35 million upgrade
- Mandel JCC: $18 million renovation
- OMNOVA Solutions Global World Headquarters: $17 million, 57,000 square feet, LEED certified
In recent years, the City of Beachwood also built a state-of-the-art community center, dog park, a park with 1.6 miles of multi-purpose trails, and the $5 million Family Aquatic Center.