The Lomond neighborhood in Shaker Heights is an attractive suburban community in a convenient location. It is within easy walking distance to the elementary school, to shopping, the library, and to Shaker’s municipal buildings. For those employed in Cleveland, Public Square is twenty minutes away via the rapid transit system. University Circle with its museums, the Cleveland Orchestra, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, the Institute of Music, and the Institute of Art are also about twenty minutes by automobile. The Cleveland Clinic is also a short distance west of University Circle. For cyclists Shaker Heights is linked to Cleveland and the lake front by a system of bicycle trails. Some residents ride their bicycles to work.
Shaker Heights is known both for the schools it keeps as well as for its housing stock and excellent city services. Lomond’s affordable housing includes single-family homes and two-family rentals on tree lined streets with sidewalks. Gridley Triangle Park, a small park off Kenyon Road, an orchard on Avalon Rd., and two community gardens provide open green spaces within the neighborhood. Behind the Lomond School’s playground several acres of level field are used for baseball in the summer and soccer in the autumn. In the winter children enjoy sledding on the hill at the end of the field. The Lomond Association hosts a free “Movie Night” on the baseball diamond in August.
Lomond is a place where neighbors know each other and where they work together to maintain and enhance their quality of life. The Lomond Association calendar of events and its Articles of Incorporation and Code of Regulations spell out what this group endeavors to do for the neighborhood.
Convenient, attractive, affordable, and safe, with friendly and interesting residents: these words characterize the Lomond neighborhood.