Kamm’s & Riverside Neighborhood Guide – Cleveland
Stroll the tree-lined streets of attractive homes built in the 1920s and 1930s. Families have lived here for generations. Neighbors, friends and relatives choose to stay in this cozy environment.
Neighborhood-based charitable clubs and organizations, youth baseball leagues, Rugby and Gaelic football, the Heroes Run and church activities add to the tight-knit community spirit. People here are fiercely loyal to the local businesses, which help support neighborhood activities and charitable causes.
New restaurants are flourishing and nightlife has become part of the backdrop. Fairview Hospital continues to grow, currently embarking on $70 million in improvements.
Kamm’s Corners is the kind of place that comes to mind when someone mentions “neighborhood.” A very “walkable” community with everything you need to enjoy life, yet just 15 minutes from everything else!
Kamm’s Corners Farmers’ Market
Now in its fourth season, the Kamm’s Corners Farmers’ Market has in many ways become the “town square” of the neighborhood. Held from June through October, the market is open Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Currently boasting over 25 vendors every week, the market also offers live entertainment, chef demonstrations, wellness activities, horse drawn wagon rides, and more! The market goes indoors once a month in the winter. Visit www.kammscorners.com for details.
“My favorite thing about living in Kamm’s Corner is being three minutes from everything. The grocery store, drug store, various restaurants, video store, the bank and coffee shop –– we’ve got it all. This is especially important to me because I work out of my home and am always short on time. However, enjoying a freshly poured Kamm’s Lager (available only in Kamm’s Corners) at P.J. McIntyre’s Pub would probably top my list.”– John Abbott, owner of Arclight Glasswork
Proximity summarizes why we love Kamm’s Corners. Metroparks, Shopping, entertainment, neighbors on porches, award-winning schools, positive economic development -all a short walk from home.” –Tony and Julie Ramos.
Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation promotes, develops and guides the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood as a great place to live, work, shop, worship and play.
The recently completed Lorain Avenue Streetscape Project features all underground wiring, historic street lamps, new sidewalks, benches, and electrified and irrigated planter boxes. Now boasting nine restaurants/bars within the “downtown” area, Kamm’s Corners has become an entertainment destination.
Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic facility that has been awarded Magnet status, which recognizes excellence in nursing, has been a major presence in the neighborhood for decades. As a Level II Trauma Center and a Level III Birthing Center, it’s a busy hospital that’s always in high demand. Plans are underway to make an addition to the hospital to meet community needs, including an expanded emergency room and intensive-care unit.
From hot dogs to lobster bisque, Kamm’s is already a destination for its unique and growing selection of dining and nightlife venues. It also abounds with novel destination retail shops that can’t be found anywhere else, such as comic books, costumes, cigars, skates, and Irish culture. Drop by for a visit.
KAMM’S CORNERS at a glance
- Location Western edge of Cleveland. Bordered by Lakewood, Fairview Park, West 140th and Puritas Road.
- Size 4 sq. miles
- Population 23,000
- Local Resource Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation
- Shopping Kamm’s Plaza Shopping Center, Warren Village Shopping Center, “Downtown” Kamm’s Corners (Lorain Ave. @ Rocky River Drive)
- Dining West Park Station, The Public House, P.J. McIntyre’s, Gene’s Place, The Red Lantern, Jackie Chen’s Dragon Towers, Smedley’s Bar & Grille, Oriental Palace, Westpark Village Tavern , Gepetto’s Pizza & Ribs, Rubins Family Restaurant, King Fong, Big Daddy’s Cheesesteaks, Si Senor Mexican Restaurant, Back Stage Bar, Price’s Pub, The Third Place, Stir Nightclub, Jasmine’s Bakery
- Arts/Culture/Entertainment Cleveland Metroparks, Impett and other city parks, Asphalt Cinema (summer), Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market (Sundays from 10 – 2 from mid June to mid October), Gunning Recreation Center, Cleveland Rovers Rugby Club, Stir Night Club (Billiards), West Park Historical Society, Kiwanis Independence Day Parade.
Points of Interest
- Oswald Kamm’s General Store and Post Office. Built in 1875 at the intersection of Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue, the building is now historically renovated.
- Sherman House at Triskett and Lorain Ave. Originally a stage coach stop for travelers on Plank Road.
- Fire Station 39. Originally the Fire Station for the village of West Park. Constructed in 1912, and renovated in 2002, it is the oldest operating fire house in the city of Cleveland.
- House of Seven Gables at 16800 Lorain. Built in the tudor revival style in 1930, and renovated in 2009. Now Si Senor Mexican Resaurant.
For more information see www.kammscorners.com or call (216)-252-6559