Introduction to Eastlake, Ohio
Eastlake, Ohio, in Lake county, is 5 miles W of Mentor, Ohio (center to center) and 16 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 20,255 people lived in Eastlake.
Originally, the Erie Indians inhabited Eastlake. During the mid 18th century, huts and a cabin were built by Charles Parker for the Connecticut Land Company. The first mill of Eastlake was built by David Abbott. Settlers from York State came between the 1830s and 1840s. On September 9, 1948, Eastlake was incorporated as a village. It adopted a Council form of government in 1949 and Wilson Crosier became its first elected mayor. Eastlake was reincorporated on October 6, 1951 as a city.
Eastlake and nearby Attractions
- Chagrin River Park
- Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
- Euclid Creek Reservation
- James A. Garfield National Historic Site
- Mentor Beach Park
- Osborne Park - Willoughby
Things To Do In Eastlake
At Eastlake, you can visit the Willo - Lake Church of the Nazarene and First United Church of Christ. The Chagrin River Park is also a good place to spend your free time. You can also visit the Boulevard of 500 Flags, which is a memorial to the local veterans. The All Season Amusement Productions is also nearby.
Air transportation is available from Cuyahoga County Airport.
Eastlake Higher Education
Lakeland Community College, Case Western Reserve University, and John Carroll University are nearby.