Known as the City of Beautiful Homes, University Heights is a small, yet cohesive community with a small town feel despite its central location within an urban setting. Constructed mainly after 1940, there are many elegant brick colonials that feature beautiful woodwork, oak floors, third floor guest suites, and manageable yards. Cleveland Magazine has perennially listed University Heights as a leading walkable community.
University Heights is home to John Carroll University, one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States. John Carroll is well-known for its graduate business and education programs. The university maintains over 60 acres of landscaped lawns and flower beds. Many residents stroll the campus and utilize its continuing education and recreational resources. The university has a significant economic impact on Northeast Ohio, listed at over $172 million annually.
One of the best things about University Heights is the location. There are the nearby offerings of University Circle and a twenty minute drive from downtown. Close to Interstates 271 and 480, terrific shopping centers, and the Metroparks with multi-purpose walking and cycling paths.
University Heights takes pride in the small town community and celebrate with traditional events. The Senior Adult Office hosts weekly lectures on Thursday afternoons at the University Heights library branch. Every summer begins with a Memorial Day parade which is the longest-running Memorial Day parade on the east side of Cleveland. Block parties are hosted annually by neighbors on various streets. The community pool at Purvis Park is hands-down the most popular gathering spot for residents on hot summer days. The Thursday evening summer concert series at Wiley School offers a relaxing venue for outdoor picnics and shoe-tapping fun.