Welcome to the Neighborhood

Aerial shot of Case Western Reserve University campus.

University Circle

University Circle, home to Case Western Reserve University, is an intellectual, scientific, cultural, and health care district--the concentration of institutions within its one-square-mile, park-like setting is unsurpassed in the world. Meet a few of our neighbors.

Little Italy

Nestled right behind the School of Medicine, Little Italy has been home to Cleveland's thriving Italian-American population since the 1920s. It is also home to many quaint restaurants, bakeries, and over 30 galleries.

Cleveland Heights

Our nearest suburban neighbor, Cleveland Heights boasts beautiful homes, excellent student housing options, great food, and 135 acres of parkland.


Coventry offers an eclectic assortment of stores, restaurants, and coffee shops. It's a favorite place for students to hang-out.


The Buckeye-Shaker area is home to Shaker Square wherein its luscious green they host farmers markets, festivals, and concerts. Shops, cafes, and historical landmarks mark both the Square and the surrounding area. 

Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights is a thriving community noted for its Georgian style architecture, sidewalk cafes, and unique gift shops.


Located about five miles west of campus on the shores of Lake Erie, downtown Cleveland offers nightlife, shopping, restaurants, the Guardians, Browns, Cavs, Playhouse Square (theater, opera, dance), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Great Lakes Science Center.

The Warehouse District

The Warehouse District has upscale bars and clubs, fine dining, milling crowds, outdoor concerts, and comedy clubs; it's the place for nightlife in Cleveland, right in the shadow of downtown.


Tremont, located just south of downtown Cleveland, is one of the city's oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Tremont is known for its numerous, hip, and trendy restaurants in addition to the monthly art walk.


Lakewood is located just West of Downtown and the City of Cleveland. A trendy neighborhood with restaurants, breweries, arcade bars, and recreational opportunities.