Introduction to Beachwood, Ohio

Beachwood, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 8 miles S of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 10 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,186 people in Beachwood.

Beachwood History

Beachwood was originally part of the Warrensville Township. It was separated from the township in 1915. Beachwood was incorporated on June 26, 1915, as a village. The construction of the Beechwood School was completed in 1927. Beachwood became a city in 1960 with a population of 6,089. The city derived its name from the Beech trees that once covered most of the city.

Beachwood and nearby Attractions

  • Beachwood City Park
  • Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • South Chagrin Reservation
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Sea World Ohio
  • Shaker Museum

Things To Do In Beachwood

The Beachwood City Park offers several recreational activities including scenic trails for skating, hiking, bicycling, and walking. In addition, it includes a sledding hill and an open-air shelter. You can also visit the Elizabeth B. Blossom Subdivision Historic District. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Beechwood Place Shopping Center and Pavilion Shopping Center.

Beachwood Transportation

You can reach Cuyahoga County Airport within a few minutes.

Beachwood Higher Education

John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, and Case Western Reserve University are nearby.


Total Population 11,801
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 30.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,209
Age of the Population 51


% of people married 57.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.2%
Median Earnings25+ $51,407
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,556


Median Family Income $111,586
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%


People Living Alone 34.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,575
Median House Value $277,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 3.2%
Irish 3.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Beachwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Euclid, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44122
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.464
Longitude -81.508

Beachwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 36.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Beachwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Orange Village (44122)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Highland Hills 950 $51,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Beachwood High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 672 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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