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.
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%.
TOP Bratenahl HIGHLIGHTS
One is likely to experience comfortable temperatures and little rainfall in Bratenahl from July until September. During this period, most residents and tourists are out and about exploring the hiking and biking trails, traversing the nature reserves, or enjoying a day at the park.
Most precipitation here falls in June averaging around 3.6 inches. The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 72.1 °F. The snowy period in Bratenahl lasts from December to April.
Located along the coast of Lake Erie, Bratenahl is prone to hazards from severe storms and heavy rains that cause flash floods.
Several areas of Bratenahl, especially those near the Nine Mile Creek and Dugway Creek, have been identified as flood hazard areas. In the past, the village experienced long-term power outages due to storms. Several properties and public utilities were also damaged.
The area also has a high risk of hail storms. The risks of tornado damage, however, are very low.
Earthquake risks are also very low with a total of 26 earthquakes since 1931. The USGS says there is a 2.09% chance of a major earthquake within 50 kilometers of Bratenahl within the next 50 years.
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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.
Bratenahl is generally a safe place to live in, with crime rates that are significantly lower than both the Ohio and national averages.
Overall, the crime rate in Bratenahl is about 89% lower than the Ohio average, and about 87% lower than the national average. The area is safer than about 80% of cities in the U.S.
Violent crime rate in the area is at 39 per 100,000 residents. This crime rate is about 90% lower than the national average.
Property crime happens more often in the area at a rate of 306 per 100,000 residents. This rate is about 86% lower than the national average.
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.
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.
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.
Bratenahl Population 2020
Bratenahl has a population of 1,300. The city covers a 2-mile area and has a population density of 1,120 people per square mile.
47.2% of the city’s residents are male and 52.8% are female. The population is relatively old with a median age of 61. Those who are aged 65 years and above make up around 42% of the total population. 20%, meanwhile, are aged 35 to 54.
Since the last census in 2010, Bratenahl’s population has been falling by -2.62%. The city’s population continues to decline at a rate of -0.37% every year.
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Bratenahl Diversity 2020
In terms of racial makeup, Bratenahl is ethnically-diverse compared to most cities in Ohio. White residents make up 82.4%, African American residents account for 13.9%, and 3% of the population is biracial.
Many of the city’s residents also belong to racial or ethnic groups that include Greek, Polish, Irish, German, and English.
88.7% of the city’s residents speak only English, and 4% speak other Indo-European languages. 2.5% of the population speaks Asian and Pacific Island languages.
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Bratenahl Education 2020
Students in Bratenahl attend highly-rated schools under the Cleveland Municipal School District. It is among the cities that are well-regarded for its highly educated population.
99.6% of adults aged 25 and over are high school graduates, while those who finished college comprise 18%.
Over 340 or 66% have a bachelor’s degree, nearly 60 or 5% have an associate degree, and more than 400 or 37% have a graduate degree.
Approximately only 0.3% of residents in the 25 and over age bracket have not completed high school.
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SCHOOLS IN Bratenahl
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.
Bratenahl Housing 2020
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.
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Bratenahl Homes for Sale
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.
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Bratenahl Economy 2020
Nearly 700 people contribute to stimulating Bratenahl’s economy. The majority of workers are white-collar at 94%. Many employees work in the healthcare, legal, and office sectors. Telecommuters also comprise a large chunk of the workforce at around 12%.
The per capita income in Bratenahl is wealthy relative to Ohio and the rest of the US at $98,298. A resident here earns an average annual income that is higher than the US median by 82% at $161,987. The median household income, meanwhile, is around $89,107.
Approximately 3% of residents in Bratenahl are unemployed, and an estimated 9.3% live below the poverty line.
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Cost of Living
Compared to most communities in Ohio, the cost of living in Bratenahl is relatively high. But it is not among the cities with the highest cost of living in the U.S.
The cost of living in Bratenahl is abou 24% higher than the Ohio average, and about 13% higher than the national average.
With a median home value of about $260,000, housing costs in the area are about 40% higher than the national average.
The costs of healthcare and groceries in the area are about 6% higher than the national average. One can also expect to pay for transportation and goods and services expenses that are about 3% higher than the national average.
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Things to do
Bratenahl is a small community that is not divided into distinct neighborhoods.