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Scene Magazine Calls Lakewood ‘Best Place to Buy a Home’

May 18, 2016

Lakewood received some high honors in Cleveland Scene’s 2016 Best of Cleveland Awards. The magazine named the city the “Best Place to Buy a Home” in its April 27, 2016, edition.

“It’s not for nothing that Lakewood considers itself ‘the city of beautiful homes,”’ the magazine noted. “If you get involved around here long enough, you’ll hear Mayor Mike Summers laud the city’s 100-year-old housing stock as one of its greatest assets. There’s good variety here too, from starter digs to ‘forever’ homes to some palaces near that big old beautiful lake of ours that will leave you breathless. In fact, Lakewood is a world unto itself, so it’s just a great place to plant some roots and, if you’re so inclined, start a family.”

In addition, Lakewood also received the Best Dog Park and the Best Skate Park designations. “ Many Lakewood businesses, organizations and residents also received top honors in the Scene issue including:

  • Best Place for Arcade Games: 16-Bit
  • Best Bar for Games: The Side Quest
  • Best Sporting Goods Store: Geiger’s
  • Best Salon: Crazy Mullets
  • Best Soul Food: Chow Chow
  • Best Seafood/Most Romantic: Pier W
  • Best Wings: Harry Buffalo
  • Best Sandwich: Melt Bar and Grilled
  • Best Pizza: Angelo’s
  • Best Greek: Greek Village Grille
  • Best Food Truck: Proper Pig
  • Best Indian Food: India Garden
  • Best Happy Hour (Westside): Pier W
  • Best Local Comedian: Mike Polk Jr. (a Lakewood resident)