Introduction to Westlake, Ohio
Westlake, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 6 miles W of Lakewood, Ohio and 11 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. Part of the surrounding Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metro area, Westlake is home to some 31,719 residents.
The first modern settlers arrived in this area in 1815. At that time it was a part of Dover Township. In 1910 the northern area of the township broke away to form Bay Village. In 1912 the southern part of Dover Township separated to join North Olmsted. The remaining area was established as Dover Village in 1913. In 1940, it was renamed as the Village of Westlake and the village was incorporated as a city in 1957.
Westlake and nearby Attractions
- Bradley Woods Reservation
- Goodtimes Amusement Park
- Lakewood Country Club
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
- NASA Glenn Research Center
- Meadowhood Golf Course
Things To Do In Westlake
The parklands and nature preserves are highly suited for a wide range of outdoor activities. The Westlake Recreation Department maintains a well equipped recreation center which has facilities for several sports and fitness activities. It also organizes a variety of leisure programs for adults and children.
The Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is nearby.
Westlake Higher Education
Facilities for pursuing higher studies are available at Lorain County Community College, Baldwin-Wallace College and Cleveland State University.