Village Guide Bratenahl OH

 Bratenahl Ohio Village Guide

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History: The area that became Bratenahl, OH started off as a part of Glenville, Ohio. Known for its plentiful farmland in the nineteenth century, the area was named after Charles Bratenahl.

Attracted by the area’s location, Glenville residents started to move to the lakeside area around 1900. South Glenville residents voted to be annexed, but the vote didn’t go according to plan. Shortly after in 1904, Northern Glenville inhabitants separated from Glenville and officially formed the village known now as Bratenahl, which left the rest of Glenville to be annexed to Cleveland.

In 1910, the village’s population was 690. Growth steadily increased to 1,350 in 1940. During the 1970s, the village reached its highest population of 1,613. From there, the population decreased. After the turn of the 21st century, the population neared 1,200.

In addition to being one of the oldest residential locations in the area, Bratenahl still retains one of the highest per capita wealth rates near Cleveland.

Top Village Highlights

  • Great for retirees
  • Attractive to young professionals
  • Educated population
  • High household income
  • Multiple parks
  • Lakeside views
  • Short commutes
  • Rich history

Location: As a part of Cuyahoga County, Bratenahl is located on the south side of Lake Erie about 7 miles northeast of Cleveland, Ohio.

The village is situated right against Lake Erie’s shore so that Bratenahl’s northern border is made up of the lake itself. Bratenahl’s southern edge is defined by Interstate 90. Manhattan Beach is found just northeast of the village, and South-Collinwood is found on the other side of Interstate 90.

Additionally, Forest Hills makes up Bratenahl’s southeastern border. Glenville is another neighbor that outlines Bratenah’s southern and western boundaries.

Commutes: Bratenahl’s residents over 25 years of age have an impressively short mean commute time of just 15.8 minutes.

With Interstate 90 being easily accessed from any part of Bratenahl, travel to neighboring cities in the Cleveland area its made simple. Additionally, Lakeside Boulevard runs through Bratenahl, which makes travel along Lake Erie quick and convenient.

Since Cleveland is only 7 miles away, driving to the city takes about 12 minutes. For international travel or flying to other states, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is about 20 minutes away from Bratenahl as well.

Culture: Of around 1,200 residents, 47.2% are male and 52.8% are female. Because many retirees live here, the median resident age is 61.7 years.

82% of residents are White, and 13.4% are Black. 1.5% are biracial or multiracial, and 1.3% are Asian. 0.3% are Hispanic, while just 0.08% of the population is Native American.

67.4% of the population has a bachelor’s degree, and 36.3% have a graduate or professional degree.

The median household income is $90K, and the estimated per capita income is about $103K. That said, 8% of residents live in poverty, and the unemployment rate is about 5%.

Local Government

Village Council

Village Administration oversees Bratenahl’s governmental affairs, and Bratenahl’s Village Council meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month to discuss the village’s budget, planning, safety, and other such matters.

Not counting the mayor, there are 6 council members who elect the president of council among themselves. Each council member is elected on an at-large basis.

Address: 411 Bratenahl Road Bratenahl, OH 44108
Phone: (216)-386-6730

Mayor’s Office

The mayor of Bratenahl acts as the chief executive officer of the village. This office is responsible for overseeing Bratenahl’s affairs and is elected on an at-large basis within the city.

Each elected mayor serves for a 4 year term and represents residents in governmental affairs.

Address: 411 Bratenahl Road Bratenahl, OH 44108
Phone: (216)-681-3086

Chamber of Commerce

The Euclid Chamber of Commerce is focused on adapting to the changing world of business in order to support the surrounding area’s economy and the chamber’s diverse members.

The chamber holds regular meetings, networking events, and educational opportunities in addition to financial advantages.

Address: 20150 Lakeshore Blvd Euclid, OH 44123
Phone: (216)-731-9322


Overview: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District, previously known as Cleveland Municipal School District, covers about 80 square miles, which includes Bratenahl, Brook Park, Newburgh Heights, Garfield Heights, Linndale, and Cleveland itself.

This district is the 2nd largest pre-kindergarten through 12th grade system in Ohio, seeing as almost 39,000 students are enrolled in this school district. As for diversity, this school district ranks #82 out of 608 school systems across Ohio.

According to the district’s informational website, high school graduation rates track near 80%. The district routinely is among the top 4% in the Performance Index for growth in addition to being the 4th fastest improving system in Ohio.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District consists of 68 kindergarten-8 campuses and 39 9-12 campuses. The average student-teacher ratio is 14 to 1. The top performing schools in this district include Whitney M. Young School, Clark School, Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, Bard Early College Cleveland, and Cleveland Early College High School.

Elementary Schools

Iowa-Maple Elementary School is a nearby pre-kindergarten through 9 campus that serves an estimated 280 students.

About 10 minutes away from Bratenahl is East Clark Elementary School, which has about 250 students and a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1.

Chambers Elementary School is a K-6 campus with around 330 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1.

Middle Schools

Memorial School is a pre-kindergarten through 8th campus with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1 and about 400 students.

A pre-kindergarten through 9th campus, Franklin D Roosevelt Academy is north of Bratenahl and has a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1.

Patrick Henry School is a nearby pre-kindergarten through 8th campus that focuses on college and career prep.

High Schools

Glenville High School is a 7-12 campus with about 430 students and a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. This school has qualified teachers and various clubs and activities.

Collinwood High School is a short drive from Bratenahl. This 5-12 campus has about 360 students and a low student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1.

Private Schools

St. Jerome Elementary School is a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade campus northeast of Bratenahl with about 230 students.

North of Bratenahl is St. John Lutheran School, a Lutheran K-8 campus with about 80 students and a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1.

St. Thomas Aquinas is south of Bratenahl and serves about 220 students from kindergarten through 8th grade.


Overview: Unlike other residential areas surrounding Cleveland, Ohio, there is almost an even split of owner-occupied and rented properties. 46.7% of housing options are owned by residents, while 53.3% are rentals.

As is usual in Ohio, housing options in Bratenahl vary but tend to run on the larger end of the spectrum. 38.5% of properties have 2 bedrooms, while 30.4% have 3 bedrooms. 14.7% of housing options have 4 bedrooms, and 8.4% have 5 or more bedrooms. 6% of residences are 1 bedroom layouts.

1.9% of properties have 1 room, while 4.3% have 2-3 rooms. 62% of options consist of 4-6 rooms, and 20.7% are 7-8 room properties. 11.1% have 9 or more rooms.

With 77.3% of housing options being built before 1950, a large portion of residences have histories. 16% of properties were constructed between 1950 and 1989, and just 6.7% were built in 1990 or following years.

Housing Options

Single Family Homes

1-2 bedroom detached homes in Bratenahl average at $190K. Meanwhile, 3 bedroom properties can be priced in the $336K ballpark. With this information in mind, home values vary greatly.

The average price of a 4 bedroom property in Bratenahl is $1.8 million, and grander properties can be priced around $3 million and up.

New Construction

Seeing as few residences were constructed after the turn of the 21st century, newly built housing options are few and far between and tend to be expensive.

Between 2000-2010, 47 properties were built with average prices ranging between $300K and $1.1 million. Between 2011-2016, just 6 properties were constructed with average costs ranging above $1.2 million.


Condominiums in Bratenahl tend to consist of 2-3 bedrooms and typically range between 1,500-2,300 square feet.

A 2 bedroom property can be priced from $175K-$200K. Meanwhile, 3 bedroom condos range from $250K-$360K. Additionally, more expensive 3-4 bedroom condominiums can be found priced around $460K-$480K.


$540 is the average apartment rent in Bratenahl. Specifically, the average rate for a 1 bedroom apartment is $480, and 2 bedroom apartments average at $580.

That said, apartment rates vary, and some options are high-end. 1 bedroom apartments can be found for $750-$1,800, and 2 bedroom layouts can stretch from $2,500 to over $3,000 per month.

Homes for Sale

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List of  Bratenahl Real Estate Listings by Property Types

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Real Estate

Overview: Although property values don’t rank highly on a national level, Bratenahl, OH real estate is among the most costly in Ohio. With a substantially large per capita income and annual income rates, it makes sense that real estate values are high.

Between January 2017 and July 2019, the lowest median list price was $295K. During the same time period, the highest median list price was $482K. In November 2018, the median list price was $410K, and the median list price of a property in November 2019 was $310K.

As for median price per square foot, numbers varied from July 2017 to July 2019 specifically. During this time period, the lowest price per square foot was $104 in July 2018, while the highest price per square foot during this time period was $155 in April 2019, which shows the fluctuation range. In November 2018, the price per square foot was $133, and November 2019’s number was $122.

Things to Do

Overview: Bratenahl, Ohio is a secluded lakeside area with immediate access to Lake Erie and waterfront activities in addition to a number of parks, local attractions, and nearby destinations within short commute distances.

Local outdoor areas like Bratenahl Dog Park and Bratenahl Village Hall are quickly accessed by residents. Plus, the Lakefront Nature Preserve, Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse, and nearby cultural gardens are also within ready reach. With so much open space and natural beauty in Bratenahl and its surrounding areas, outdoor retreats are never far.

As for indoor retreats, nearby shopping malls and boutiques are sure to delight visitors. Thanks to Bratenahl’s quick access to popular roadways, retail options, cultural destinations, historic locations, and more venues in nearby cities and Cleveland, Ohio are only a hop, skip, and a jump away.

While Bratenahl may be small, the entertainment options this village and its neighboring areas have to offer are substantial.

Retail & Entertainment

Parks & Recreation

Local parks include the Bratenahl Dog Park, where four-legged residents are welcome to enjoy themselves. Bratenahl Village Hall is the city’s central park and the destination for seasonal events.

Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront lies to the southwest, and the Lakefront Nature Preserve has stunning views and great watersport activities for the whole family.


Nearby shopping destinations include Five Points Shopping Center and Forest Hills Shopping Center, where popular chains and other local options can be enjoyed.

Additionally, local stand-alone boutiques are highly-rated and short drives away. Rainbow Shops, Junkiejacketz Boutique, VILLA, and You On You are only several notable venues.

Art & Culture

Local art destinations include Sankofa Fine Art Plus, The Underground, Water 7 Art Gallery, and Waterloo Arts.

Of course, there are multiple nearby galleries next to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art south of Bratenahl.

Additionally, there are multiple cultural gardens west of Bratenahl.

Night Life

By way of Lakeshore Boulevard and Interstate 90, there are many quickly accessed nighttime hotspots.

Christine’s Bar & Lounge is just south of Bratenahl, as is 7-Entertainers Cafe & Lounge. North of the village are Classics Sportsbar and Grill, Millard Fillmore Presidential Library, and S S & W Boardwalk.

South of Bratenahl are popular spots like Cascade Lounge and J-Lue’s Cocktails.


Bratenahl Place Bistro is the village’s local Italian venue, and Bratenahl Kitchen serves great Jamaican comfort food.

On the other side of Interstate 90, Ja’nelles Restaurant features breakfast classics. Meanwhile, Omar’s Seafood & Grill is known for down-home dishes, and Shaw Dairy Restaurant serves southern food.

Many more highly-rated restaurants are within convenient driving distance of Bratenahl.

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