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Bratenahl, Ohio
Gateway to a Lakeshore Boulevard estate
Gateway to a Lakeshore Boulevard estate
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
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Total 1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)
614 ft (187 m)
 • Total 1,197
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,128.53/sq mi (435.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44108 & 44110
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-08336
GNIS feature ID 1048543

Bratenahl ( BRAT-ən-ahl) is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, on the southern shore of Lake Erie. One of Cleveland's oldest streetcar suburbs, it is bordered by the city on three sides and by the Lake Erie shoreline to the north. The population was 1,197 at the 2010 census.


Incorporated in 1905, Bratenahl is one of the older residential suburbs of Cleveland along with Shaker Heights, Lakewood, and Cleveland Heights; of these, Bratenahl has the highest per capita wealth. Bratenahl is a small community of fewer than 1,200 population inhabiting approximately 700 households, some of which are stately estates, townhouses, and condominiums on the lakefront. A significant percentage (10%) of municipal revenue comes from traffic tickets issued by the Bratenahl police on the small stretch of Interstate 90 that runs through the village. Its famous Lake Shore Boulevard has been featured in many magazines including Better Homes and Gardens.

Bratenahl is home to a once controversial luxury high-rise condominium complex. Though many residents opposed it at the time, in 1967 two large multi-occupancy buildings of brutalist architectural design were built on the lakefront to create an opportunity for comfortable apartment dwelling in a municipality where previously only free-standing single-family housing existed. One of the two structures was originally intended to be a 180-unit rental apartment building, while the other, smaller one was a condominium from its inception. In 1976 however, the larger one also became a condominium, and the ultimate success of these two condominium associations heralded a diversification of housing types in Bratenahl Village since that time. Condominium suites in these two structures range in price from $150,000 to over $1.0 million.


Bratenahl is located at 41°33′15″N 81°36′16″W / 41.55417°N 81.60444°W / 41.55417; -81.60444 (41.554275, −81.604574).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2), of which 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 690
1920 1,000 44.9%
1930 1,308 30.8%
1940 1,350 3.2%
1950 1,240 −8.1%
1960 1,332 7.4%
1970 1,613 21.1%
1980 1,485 −7.9%
1990 1,356 −8.7%
2000 1,337 −1.4%
2010 1,197 −10.5%
Est. 2019 1,159 −3.2%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,197 people, 679 households, and 333 families living in the village. The population density was 1,173.5 inhabitants per square mile (453.1/km2). There were 811 housing units at an average density of 795.1 per square mile (307.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 80.5% White, 15.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 679 households, of which 7.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.0% were non-families. 42.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.75 and the average family size was 2.32.

The median age in the village was 57.8 years. 6.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.4% were from 25 to 44; 42.2% were from 45 to 64; and 31.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

Of the village's population over the age of 25, 62.4% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.

Surrounding communities

Bratenahl is completely surrounded by the city of Cleveland. This region around Bratenahl is highly regarded for its high crime rate. The city of Bratenahl has since constructed an abnormally high "sound barrier" to keep out the "sound" from the city of Cleveland.

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