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Beachwood, Ohio
Beachwood water tower
Beachwood water tower
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
Location of Ohio in the United States
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Coordinates: 41°28′56″N 81°30′14″W / 41.48222°N 81.50389°W / 41.48222; -81.50389Coordinates: 41°28′56″N 81°30′14″W / 41.48222°N 81.50389°W / 41.48222; -81.50389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Area
 • Total 5.27 sq mi (13.65 km2)
 • Land 5.26 sq mi (13.63 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,188 ft (362 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 11,953
 • Estimate 
(2019)
11,590
 • Density 2,201.75/sq mi (850.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44122
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-04500
GNIS feature ID 1048493
Website http://www.beachwoodohio.com/

Beachwood is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Cleveland. As of the 2010 census the city's population was 11,953.

History

The area which became Beachwood dates back to the formation of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Before becoming an independent city, the area was a part of Warrensville Township. In 1915, Beachwood seceded from Warrensville after the Township voted to close a nearby Beachwood-area school. A petition was organized, and on June 26, 1915, Beachwood was incorporated into an independent village. Beachwood attained full city status in 1960.

Beachwood was named for the numerous Beech trees that grew throughout the village. The origin of the spelling of the City is disputed. Upon incorporation, the City's name was originally spelled, "Beechwood". One popular theory is that an early village hall clerk misspelled the name on some official documents, giving rise to the current spelling of "Beachwood".

Geography

Beachwood is located at 41°28′56″N 81°30′14″W / 41.48222°N 81.50389°W / 41.48222; -81.50389 (41.482226, −81.504001).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.34 square miles (13.83 km2), of which 5.33 square miles (13.80 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 225
1930 249 10.7%
1940 372 49.4%
1950 1,073 188.4%
1960 6,089 467.5%
1970 9,631 58.2%
1980 9,983 3.7%
1990 10,677 7.0%
2000 12,186 14.1%
2010 11,953 −1.9%
2019 (est.) 11,590 −3.0%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,953 people, 5,064 households, and 3,005 families living in the city. The population density was 2,242.6 inhabitants per square mile (865.9/km2). There were 5,483 housing units at an average density of 1,028.7 per square mile (397.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.3% White, 13.7% African American, 7.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 5,064 households, of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 52.5 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 32.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.3% male and 55.7% female.

Business

The city is home to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, which opened in 2011.

Beachwood is the home of Eaton Corporation's Eaton Center, which opened in February 2013.

Corporate headquarters in the city include DDR Corp., Aleris, and TOA Technologies.

Beachwood Place, an upscale shopping mall featuring stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, is located in Beachwood.

The Cleveland Jewish News is a weekly Jewish newspaper headquartered in Beachwood.

Recreation and museums

Beachwood is home to Preston's H.O.P.E. - the largest fully accessible playground in Northeast Ohio.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is located in Beachwood and is dedicated to furthering an understanding of Jewish immigrant history & culture in the U.S.

Surrounding communities

Economy

Beachwood is home to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, and several offices affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic including the Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center.

Corporate headquarters located in Beachwood include:

  • Eaton Corporation
  • SITE Centers
  • Aleris
  • OMNOVA Solutions
  • TOA Technologies.
  • Cleveland Jewish News

Retail attractions in Beachwood include Beachwood Place and the adjacent LaPlace Center, an upscale shopping center. The city is also home to Canterbury Golf Club, a USGA member course which has hosted PGA Tour events and has been ranked among top 100 courses in the United States by Golf Digest magazine.

Education

The Beachwood City Schools consists of:

  • Fairmount Early Childhood Center: Pre-kindergarten.
  • Bryden Elementary School: K through 2nd grade.
  • Hilltop Elementary School: 3rd through 5th grade .
  • Beachwood Middle School: 6th through 8th grade.
  • Beachwood High School: 9th through 12th grade.

There are three parochial Jewish schools located in Beachwood:

  • Fuchs Mizrachi, an Orthodox Jewish school; Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Beatrice J. Stone Yavne High School: All girls, Orthodox Jewish school; 7th through 12th grade.
  • Mandel Jewish Day School (Previously known as Agnon Day School): Jewish day school; Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

Notable people

  • Armond Budish – former Speaker of the House of Ohio, current Cuyahoga County Executive.
  • Mike Chernoff – baseball general manager of the Cleveland Indians
  • Marc Cohn – Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter known for his 1991 hit 'Walking in Memphis'
  • Samuel Glazer – co-founder of Mr. Coffee
  • Brad Goldberg – major league baseball pitcher.
  • Josh Mandel – former Ohio State Treasurer.
  • Alex Wyse – Broadway performer.
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