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About Kamm’s Corners
inspiration from shopping can find small retail nearby
People are inspired to settle in a neighborhood for a vari-
offering scuba gear, shoes, art and rare coins, among
ety of reasons.
If your inspiration is based on style,
dozens of other shops.
Industry adds another layer
look at the homes of Kamm’s Corners and Riverside.
to this neighborhood’s assets, much of it centered in the
There is a home in a
From elegant estate homes to affordable cottages, the
Emerald Corporate Park, a 100-acre site with 2,500 peo-
diversity in housing covers fine Tudors, comfortable
ple in a dozen office buildings. Riverside is home to the
Colonials, vintage California ranches, and warm woods
67-acre Cleveland Business Park, a cluster of manufactur-
that’s right for you and
of the Arts and Crafts period.
Living in Cleveland Center
is tempered with a practical side, consider the housing
Even health care is an advantage in Kamm’s Corners-
values in Kamm’s Corners and Riverside: it’s 60 percent
Riverside. Fairview General Hospital and MetroHealth
higher than the city average, with prices ranging from
West Park Medical give quality care, and a number of
$75,000 to more than $400,000. Thirty new market-rate
physicians and dentists are located in the commercial dis-
single family homes have been added on Chatfield
trict. Step-dancing troupes liven the once-Irish strong-
Avenue, and new townhouse construction is attracting
hold; non-dancers can find fitness at the well-supported
West Park YMCA. And those whose inspiration lies in
and Riveside can even satisfy those whose inspiration
corned beef, try the longstanding K&K Deli in the Warren
comes from sports. The neighborhood’s own Gunning
Plaza; one would be challenged to find fresher meats any-
Recreation Center offers an indoor pool, gymnasium, soc-
can help you find it.
young professionals to Riverside.
If your style awareness
ers mostly owned by air travel-dependent industries.
cer field and tennis courts, while Impett Park features a
baseball field, outdoor Olympic-sized pool and playgrounds.
Within walking distance is the Metroparks
Rocky River Reservation, with fishing and horse stables,
and three golf courses are located within a five-minute
4208 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
History buffs, too, have a place here. Named
after 19th-century entrepreneur Oswald Kamm, the
neighborhood grew as a “streetcar suburb,” centering
around Kamm’s general store and post office. Part of his
home is now Alfonso’s restaurant. Those who get their
City Council Information
The City of Cleveland is committed to new and renovated
housing in a variety of price ranges for a diverse population.
Cleveland City Council encourages community growth and
is dedicated to strengthening each of the City’s thirty-six
There is a home in a
neighborhoods. Each member of City Council represents
one or more of these neighborhoods and is active in devel-
that’s right for you.
tion, contact City Council offices at 216-664-2840.
opment and activities related to each. For more informa-
For more information on the Kamm’s Corners or
Riverside neighborhoods, please contact the following
• Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation 216-252-6559
Points of Interest
Oswald Kamm General Store, 17209 Lorain Avenue.
Now Alfonso’s Tuscan Grill, this building, restored to its
1880’s glory, was the original location of Oswald Kamm’s
General Store and Post Office. Mail which was delivered to
the post office was stamped “Kamms, Ohio.” The intersection of Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue became known
as “Kamm’s Corners.” Descendants of Oswald Kamm still
live nearby, and Oswald himself and his wife Lena are
buried at Alger Cemetery just down the street.
Kamm’s Plaza Shopping Center, corner of Rocky River
Drive and Lorain Avenue. This modern retail center comprises over 25 stores including jewelry, apparel, restaurants,
comic books, a pet shop and a host of other modern stores.
Fairview Hospital, 18101 Lorain Avenue. Fairview
Hospital is a 478-bed acute care hospital overlooking the
Cleveland Metro Parks. Fairview has served the greater
Cleveland community for more than 100 years. Their
oughfare, recently underwent a $450,000 renovation. The shopping
coaches arriving from the West. Now owned and occu-
center encompasses 64,000 sq. ft. featuring many popular neigh-
pied by the Masonic Temple, the entire structure was
borhood merchants, plus an additional 55,000 sq. ft. grocery store.
restored to its 1880’s grandeur in 1998.
Alger Cemetery,; 16710 Bradgate. Nathan Alger, the first set-
tler to be buried in historic Alger Cemetery, was the second
inhabitant of what was later to become Rockport Township.
The Cemetery was founded in 1813.
Olympic size pool, tennis courts, weight room, track and
Some familiar family
gym. Programs are available for children and seniors
names on headstones include Colbrunn, Triskett, Sixt and
alike. Most facilities are free to residents.
Kamm. Once Nathan Alger’s homestead, this 1-acre cemetery is
now owned by the City of Cleveland.
West Park Cleveland Police and Firefighters Memorial Walkway
ern weight room, large pool, basketball court, daycare
and many youth programs that help families grow
9, 2002, the monument and walkway is a testament to fallen neigh-
borhood police and firefighters. The site also serves as a scenic over-
look for the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation.
West Park Masonic Temple, 15500 Triskett Road.
together. The Y has served the Kamm’s Corners community for over 50 years.
In 1905 the Sisters of Poor Clare became established on
Rocky River Drive. A new monastery was dedicated on
ern was built by William Sixt. It was the last stop for stage-
June 14, 1906. The Poor Clares were named for Clare
Offreduccio, an 18 year old girl of a wealthy family who
on Palm Sunday in 1212 A.D. dedicated herself to a life of
gery, and women and children’s services.
strict poverty and no revenue of any kind.
Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks;
western edge of the neighborhood. Kamm’s is blessed
Monastery of Poor Clares, 3501 Rocky River Drive.
Originally named the Sherman House, this 1865 hotel and tav-
centers of excellence include cancer, heart, emergency sur-
West Park YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue. The Y
offers many amenities to area residents, including a mod-
and Monument; Rocky River Drive at Ogontz. Dedicated November
Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue.
This city owned recreation center boasts an indoor
with three separate entrances to the Metroparks, more
than any west side suburb. The Metroparks were established in 1917 and consist of more than 19,000 acres of
land in fourteen reservations. Recreational and educational opportunities abound.
St. Joseph Academy, 3430 Rocky River Drive. An accred-
ited comprehensive women’s Catholic high school founded
women are currently enrolled at the academy with 90% of
ing a 1.4 billion dollar expansion program that will meet
the needs of passengers and airlines and insure the ecoKamms Corners
nomic growth of the City of Cleveland and the entire
hood and is the nation’s 33rd busiest, accommodating
Montrose. Warren Village, situated along a busy thor-
region. The airport sits at the south end of the neighbor-
Warren Village Shopping Center; Warren Road and
Riverside Drive. Cleveland Hopkins is currently undergo-
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, 5300
nearly 14 million passengers annually.
in 1890 by the congregation of St. Joseph. Six hundred
graduating seniors going on to colleges and universities