Collinwood is a gritty little slice of heaven located on the northeast side of Cleveland.
Made up of parts of the historic Collinwood Village and Nottingham Township, Collinwood runs along Lake Erie’s shoreline between Bratenahl and Euclid. The southern boundary is roughly the highland area south of Euclid Avenue, going up into East Cleveland and the Heights.
It’s bisected by the CSX railyard and the Route 2/I-90 Shoreway, with exits at Eddy Road, E. 140th, E. 152nd/156th, and E. 185th Street.
Economic centers include E. 185th Street, Lakeshore Boulevard, the Waterloo Arts District, known for its anchor, The Beachland Ballroom; and Five Points, home to the Railroaders of Collinwood High School.
Residential neighborhoods are too numerous to mention but are each filled with people whose tenacity and love of community have inspired this grassroots effort for more than a decade.