What Working in Lake County Offers to its Residents
Updated: Feb 18
Since opening our doors, we’ve been proud to call Northern Ohio our home base, with our headquarters just 15 miles from downtown Cleveland. While we work in a humble community in Lake County, we’re proud of what our territory has to offer.
Operating our office just a few miles from many major Northern Ohio cities, including Cleveland, Akron, Kent, and Toledo, we’re just a stone’s throw away from a wide variety of fantastic attractions, many of which are perfectly family-friendly locales as well.
Home to approximately 230,149 based on 2019 tracking data, Lake County is a growing community that offers its residents a safe and exciting place to grow within their career.
An emerging hotbed for the modern professional, the suburban regions of Northern Ohio are starting to see an influx of new attractions that create a desirable lifestyle in the region.
With increased beautification efforts in recent years, the region is slowly bubbling into a role as a great settling space for people looking for a promising professional career and to raise their family. With the median household value sitting $50,000 less than the national average as well as a wide range of nearby amenities, we know Lake County offers its residents and visiting employees an attractive and affordable place to call their home base.
Proximity to a great selection of local bars and restaurants
When it comes to picking a place to live, local attractions often times go a long way towards attracting a new resident.
Downtown Cleveland has long hosted many stunning restaurants and bars, such as Slyman's Deli, Lola Bistro & Wine Bar, The Bourbon Street Barrel Room, Dante, Grumpy's Cafe, and the regional staple, Great Lakes Brewing Company, one of the nation's first independent craft brewers who now have distribution across the United States.
Some of the great dining spots in the suburb of Willoughby include Nickelby’s Roundbar & Kitchen (American favorites), Young’s Sushi, Arabica Coffee House, Ballantine, and Hook & Hoof New American Kitchen & Cocktail. One of the buzziest spots in the area, Willoughby Brewing Company is an affordable bite of American classics, offering great burgers, pizzas, wings, and more. They also brew a large selection of their own beers in house, giving the craft beer lover a reason to visit time and time again, though many of the regulars are smitten with the Peanut Butter Porter.
Great outdoor exploration opportunities
Living in one of the most Northern parts of the state, there’s access to beautiful Lake Erie and Put-In-Bay. With all of the nearby outdoor attractions, Lake County residents have an abundance of places to embrace nature within driving distance from home.
Located in Kirtland, OH, The Holden Arboretum is a popular destination for tourists and residents alike, encompassing 3,500 acres and more than 20 miles of hiking trails.
Further, Cuyahoga Falls National Park is within about a 30-minute drive from anywhere in Lake County, giving its residents easy access to one of the most beautiful locations in all of Ohio.
Lake County also offers its residents plentiful access to more than 25 Cleveland and Lake Metroparks, spread throughout the area. These recreation areas offer
Accessibility to Downtown Cleveland
Currently undergoing numerous beautification and modernization projects, Downtown Cleveland is ripening as one of the newest hubs for workers in the country.
Want to make a 20-minute drive to catch the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, or Monsters after a day at the office? Working in Lake County makes it easy.
Looking for the ability to consume some of the area's fine art and cultural opportunities? The Cleveland Museum of Art and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame are just miles from anywhere in the county and present engaging cultural opportunities for people of all ages.
High-Quality Education Options for Learners of All Ages
Lake County is home to abundant education options, from K-12 through higher education.
Within the Willoughby-Eastlake School District, residents living in the area have access to numerous, high-quality, public education options, all within a moderate driving distance from anywhere in town.
Additionally, the W-E School of Innovation is a unique educational hub for students grades 3-8, focused on educating students through STEM principles since opening in 2018.
There are also a number of higher education options in the area. Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College, and Kent State University all fall within a 40-mile radius of the county.
What are You Waiting For?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees in the United States change jobs about once every five years and will have between 10-15 jobs throughout the course of their careers.
If you’re looking to make a change in your career and are looking for a great, new place to work that presents a wide variety of benefits to its residents, consider making a move to Lake County, where you can fall in love with all that Northern Ohio has to offer.
If you’re looking for a new career as an engineer, visit the “Careers” page on our website to find benefits, culture descriptions, and more.