About Brooklyn

City and Schools | Statistical Info | Housing | Commercial Development | Business Development | Major Business and Industry | New Commercial Construction | Restaurants | Recreation | Entertainment | Youth Programs | Playgrounds | Capital Projects | City Service Highlights

Welcome to Brooklyn, OhioThe City of Brooklyn is a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio located just six miles southwest of Downtown and less than fifteen minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport with a population of 11,169 (2010 Census).

For years Brooklyn has actively encouraged growth and expansion of its industrial and commercial base. A targeted economic development program, along with easy access to I-480 and other nearby interstates, has helped the city attract many new businesses.

The following is a collection of facts and figures illustrating why Brooklyn, Ohio has come to be known as one of the ideal locations in Northeast Ohio for both businesses and residents.

City of Brooklyn Website
The City of Brooklyn is located in Northeast Ohio. Brooklyn is a west side municipality six miles southwest of downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

Brooklyn City Schools Website
Brooklyn is a city school district of approximately 1,500 students.

Statistical InformationI-480 at Tiedeman Road

  • Area: 4.5 square miles
  • Population: 11,169 (2010 Census)
  • Population Density: 2,600 people per square mile
  • Location: 6 miles southwest of Public Square, downtown Cleveland Adjacent to City of Cleveland and City of Parma

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The City of Brooklyn has a diversified housing stock. There are approximately 1,000 apartment units with a rental amount ranging from $400 to $800 that are located throughout the community.

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Commercial Development – Retail

Ridge Park Square clocktowerThe City of Brooklyn has a great deal of retail available to their residents. There are two shopping centers located in the community with a variety of food, shops and entertainment available. Ridge Park Square is located on Ridge Road off of 480. Biddulph Shopping Center is located at the corner of Biddulph and Ridge Road. The Brookpark Road corridor has numerous major retail stores, offering home furnishings, home improvement materials, electronics, and department stores.

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Business Development – Industry

The City of Brooklyn has a longstanding reputation for encouraging growth and development of its thriving industrial and commercial base. Exceptional working relationships have been forged between the City Administration, business and industry. Thanks to a targeted economic development program, which has included expansion of the retail, commercial and industrial sectors, the City’s financial condition remains excellent.

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Major Business and Industry in Brooklyn

  • KeyBank Operations Center
  • The Plain Dealer, the largest newspaper in the state, maintains a large distribution plant in the City of Brooklyn.
  • A Jaguar, Volvo & Land Rover Dealership located on Brookpark Road
  • Hugo Boss
  • Ferrous Metal Processing
  • USF Holland Trucking

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New Commercial Construction

  • Up to Bat – Open
  • Huntington Bank – Open
  • Michael’s – Open

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Restaurants at I-140 & TiedemanPanera Bread

  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Chipotle
  • Cracker Barrel Old County Store
  • Panera Bread Company
  • TGI Friday’s
  • Wild Ginger

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Brooklyn Recreation Center
The outstanding features of this facility include a 200 ft. by 90 ft. skating rink, and an indoor pool 125 ft. long by 59 ft. wide. The diving area of the indoor pool is separated from the 3 1/2 ft. to 5 ft. swimming area by a stainless steel bulk head that can be moved to accommodate competitive swimming. An adjacent outdoor pool is 59 ft. long by 40 ft. wide with a depth ranging from 3 1/2 ft to 5 feet. Tots have their own 10 ft. by 20 ft. wading pool and all of the pools are heated.

Programs available at the Recreation Center include…

  • Ice Skating
  • Skating Lessons
  • Figure Skating Club
  • Hockey

Programs available at the Natatorium include…

  • Swimming Lessons
  • Open Swim
  • Exercise Room
  • Steam / Sauna / Whirlpool
  • Brooklyn Barracudas Competitive Swim Team

Entertainment for Family Fun

  • Memorial Day Parade

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Youth Programs

  • Dance Classes
  • Day Camp
  • Soccer
  • Softball/Baseball

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  • James P. Brock Memorial Playground – Ridge Road and Vandalia Avenue
  • Memorial Park Kids’ Kingdom – behind Brooklyn City Hall and off Roadoan Road
  • Marquardt Walk-In Park – South of Biddulph Road between Heather and Springwood
  • Old Stone and South Creek Pavilion and Nature Trail – Lower Memorial Park

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Recent Capital Projects

Tiedeman Road
Tiedeman Road was completely reconstructed/resurfaced from Memphis Avenue to Brookpark Road. The total cost of the project was approximately $2,000,000+ administered by Cuyahoga County.

Memphis Industrial Parkway
Memphis Industrial Parkway, the newest publicly dedicated road in Brooklyn, is resided by Gateway Park LLC, Ferrous Metal Processing, and the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, with vacant property ripe for development. The total cost of the project was approximately $750,000, paid for by the residences of the new road.

Ridge Road Resurfacing
Ridge Road will be completely resurfaced from I-480 to Memphis Avenue. This project will be administered in three phases to accommodate business. The first phase will commence 2013, and be completed by 2015.

Memphis Avenue Resurfacing
Memphis Avenue will be completely resurfaced from Ridge Road to the Linndale line starting 2015.

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City Service Highlights

The Brooklyn Police Department implemented an “RU OKAY” program for public safety for senior citizens. This computerized system makes a daily call to interested residents. If there is no response an “Alter” is initiated and follow up action is taken to ascertain the well being of the resident.

The Brooklyn Fire Department has implemented a program called “CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).” The Brooklyn CERT is made up of the residents and citizens of Brooklyn, who are trained under The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Association’s (FEMA) curriculum standards.  These volunteers assist the Public Safety Forces in the handling of major incidents, and special events. Their dedication and compassion is an asset to the Community.

Senior Services
The most popular program offered to our senior residents is the snow removal program. The City of Brooklyn Service Department cleans the driveways of our senior citizens throughout the winter months for an annual fee of $40. Many of our seniors also participate in a Homebound meals program. This program supplies long term assistance with two meals a day to residents who are unable to cook for themselves.

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