Living and Learning in University Circle 

Our Neighbors

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.

Cleveland Heights

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

Coventry

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

Shaker Heights

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

Little Italy

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

Downtown

Located about five miles west of campus on the shores of Lake Erie, downtown Cleveland offers nightlife, shopping, restaurants, the IndiansBrownsCavsPlayhouse 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

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 monthly art walks.

Shaker Lakes

Located just a couple miles from CWRU, The Shaker Lakes are a system of parklands through which the Doan Brook runs. The Shaker Lakes Park is a natural and semi-wild area located at the intersection of three municipalities; Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, and Cleveland. It includes two lakes created by the Shakers when they dammed Doan Brook to power their industries. The swamp and woodland areas constitute a small wilderness in the heart of the heaviest concentration of population in Ohio, making it readily available for study and recreation. It has a number of beautiful trails and the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. It is available to people the public on a day-to-day, year-round basis for walking, photography, painting, nature study, rest and quiet recreation.