Westlake : Ohio

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What it's Like to Retire in Westlake

Westlake is an upscale surburban community west of Cleveland Ohio. Population is about 32,000.  Crocker Park is a popular and growing lifestyle center located on Crocker Road. It is a mixed-use venue with many upscale stores and restaurants, with apartments above the shops. The park is based on a small French town-type setting. Townhouses are located on the southwest corner. Photo of Westlake Porter Library courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and Kulshrax.


Where to Retire in Westlake and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area (see link at top right). Average home prices have seesawed, and in mid-2016, Zillow reported the median sale price to be $245,375.


What is special about Westlake

Westlake is an affluent community in northern Ohio, close to the lake for recreation.  Westlake hosted the 2006 USA Broomball National Championship. Crime is almost non-existent.


What is not special about Westlake

Cold winters and expensive housing for Ohio.

Who will like retirement in Westlake

Retirees who enjoy all four seasons in a small town with little crime, yet close to a city with major league sport teams and great health care.


Local economy is driven by

Medical, software, education


Climate and Physical Environment

Westlake is 12 miles from Cleveland in northwestern Ohio, along Lake Erie. The average July high temperature is 71 and the average January low is 19. The wettest month is June (4").


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Westlake is served by the Westlake Porter Public Library.


The crime rate in Westlake is so low it is almost non-existent.

Medical facilities

Columbia St. John Westshore Hospital serves Westlake.


Westlake is below average in walkability when compared to other towns.


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Facts about WESTLAKE
  • State: OH
  • Environment: Suburban,Lake,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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