Communities - Pepper Pike
Communities - Pepper Pike
Pepper Pike is a small city located in Eastern Cuyahoga County. It was founded in 1924 and covers approximately 7 miles. Pepper Pike is located in close proximity to the highway making it a desirable location. It is also considered one of the more affluent of Cleveland’s east side suburbs with the average home price in 2008 being $440,743.
In 2000, the population of Pepper Pike was approximately 6,040. Within Pepper Pike’s borders are a college ( Ursuline College ), 5 churches and synagogues, the Orange School system, the Orange Library, a senior center, a shopping plaza, and numerous commercial buildings. Pepper Pike shares a school district with neighboring Moreland Hills and Orange.
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Single-family homes in Pepper Pike offer a unique quality in that they are almost all situated on at least 1 acre lots, many of them park-like and serene. Pepper Pike offers a little country living just minutes away from the city. Pepper Pike also offers a distinguished array of luxury homes priced upwards of $2,000,000 and beyond.
There are also town homes, and high-end detached cluster homes, many of which are new construction. Sterling Lakes is a new development in Pepper Pike with cluster homes built within the last few years and priced from $600,000 +.
Moreland Hills Elementary is recognized as an OAESA Ohio Hall of Fame School.
Brady Middle School is a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
Orange High School is rated “excellent” by the Ohio State Department of Education, the highest rating given out by the state. It is known not only for its challenging curriculum, but also for its variety of interesting electives such as sports medicine, film, drama, and photography.
For More Info Contact:
Orange City Schools
32000 Chagrin Boulevard
Pepper Pike Ohio 44124
Main Phone: 216-831-8600
Pepper Pike Park was dedicated in 1999 and contains playground equipment, picnic tables and benches, a volleyball court, and an ice rink.
Nearby Orange Village has a 52 acre park which includes nature preserves with a half mile of paved trails, two baseball fields with bleachers and back stops, an ice skating area, tether ball, volleyball, and two tot lots with picnic pavilions, tables and grills, as well as a newer municipal facility. The Orange Village Community Park’s playground is very popular with young children and is located off Pike Drive, just off Lander Road.
There are also great parks close to Pepper Pike. Nearby Solon offers great parks and playgrounds.
Preston’s H.O.P.E. ( Helping Others Play and Enjoy ), located in nearby Beachwood, offers local children another alternative to the Orange Park playground. This particular playground is designed to allow children with a variety of disabilities to play with their families and other children, the first such playground in Northeast Ohio. The 60,000 square feet playground is packed with play structures on multiple levels connected by ramps. Activity panels with lively motion activated music are found throughout on walls, pathways, and on play structures.
Nearby Beachwood also has a beautiful City Park which has 1.6 mi of trails perfect for bicycling, walking, and running. There is also a great playground located next door to the family aquatic center on Fairmount Boulevard.
The Cleveland Metroparks system is one of the most interconnected and extensive city park systems in the United States. The South Chagrin Reservation goes through parts of nearby Moreland Hills, Solon, and Bentleyville and offers great hiking, biking and bridle trails.
Exercise and Fitness
The Mandel Jewish Communiyt Center of Cleveland (JCC) is a popular place to exerciseindoors and out. For tennis visit Mayfield Village Racquet Club or The Cleveland Racquet Club. There are numerous private clubs located within or in close proximity to Pepper Pike as well that feature golf, tennis, and other activities.
The Metroparks also have 7 golf courses, with Shawnee Hills located in nearby Bedford, andManakiki located in Willoughby Hills. The Golf Dome located in nearby Chagrin Falls right next door to the Chagrin Cinemas, offers an indoor driving range that is open year round. They also have outdoor batting cages, miniature golf and offer summer camps.
More Golf Info:
Beechmont Country Club
Canterbury Golf Club
Chagrin Valley Country Club
Hawthorne Valley Country Club
Shaker Heights Country Club
Signature of Solon Country Club
The Country Club of Cleveland
The Solon Cinemas is a convenient place to go to see the best new releases. Chagrin Cinemas with 14 screens is also located near Pepper Pike. Shaker Square Cinemas and Regal Theaters in Mayfield Heights are also nearby theaters that offer new releases. TheCedar Lee Theater located in nearby Cleveland Heights offers the best in independent films.
Nearby Solon also has a totally renovated bowling center in Freeway Lanes offering excitement for all ages. Whether you want to bowl, play in the arcade, play pool, watch a sporting event, or even host a large party, Solon Freeway Lanes is one of the most popular party places around.
During the summer, Hiram House Camp is located just minutes away from Pepper Pike and is a very popular place for local children to go to summer camp. Here, kids get a feel for the real camp experience as they swim, go horseback ridding, hike, and canoeing. There are programs for children ages 5-11 and the camp fills up very quickly.
Pepper Pike is perfectly located near some of the best shopping in all of NortheasternOhio. Whether you are looking for a major department store, a specialty store, or a quick bite to eat, everything you need can be found in or near Pepper Pike.
Beachwood Place has long been considered northeast Ohio’s premier fashion destination for the best in shopping, entertainment and dining. Beachwood Place has anchor stores of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Dillards, along with name brand stores, a food court, and restaurants for fine dining.
La Place, located right next to Beachwood Place is a nice, small, upscale mall located in Beachwood. It has a nice selection of businesses such as Border’s Books, and restaurants such as Sushi Rock, a favorite hot spot, Melange, and Mitchell’s Ice Cream voted Cleveland’s best.
Legacy Village is a lifestyle center located just outside Beachwood in Lyndhurst, and was built within the last 5 years. Legacy Village offers a wide assortment of shops, restaurants and scheduled events that offers fun for everyone. Whether you need to pick up a quick gift for a friend, are looking for a fun-filled day of shopping, planning a business lunch or a fun night out with friends, Legacy Village has it all. Popular stores here are Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom Rack, Arhaus Furniture, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cheescake Factory,California Pizza Kitchen, and Starbucks Coffee.
For those looking for a fine dining experience, there is an endless supply of fantastic culinary cuisine located in and around the Pepper Pike area. To start, Giovanni’s located in Beachwood offers upscale Italian food in a formal setting. Generous portions and creative desserts are the norm at Giovanni's and the service is as good as you’ll find.
Moxie, also located in Beachwood is consistently a great place to go for a great night out and is also a popular spot for all the movers and shakers during lunchtime. The atmosphere is upbeat and the crowd is usually loud and lively. Moxie’s sister restaurant Red Steakhouse is known by many to have the best steaks in town.
Hyde Park Steakhouse located in Beachwood is consistently rated by the Zagat guide as one of the area’s best steakhouses,Marabella located in Pepper Pike is known for having outstanding Spanish food and Peppermint Tai Cuisine offers great Tai food and is located in Landerbrook Plaza in Pepper Pike.
Located right next door is Paladar, one of the area’s hottest restaurants. Paladar offers great atmosphere and a unique menu that you won’t find anywhere else. The food is a mix of Latin Caribbean and Cuban and is sure to please any palate. Paladar is a huge fan favorite of the Schuman Team.
Beachwood Place Mall offers two of the most popular national restaurants in Maggiano’s and McCormick and Schmick’s. Maggiano’s offers upscale family style Italian food with great offerings and an atmosphere to match. Whether you go in a small group or sit down with a large gathering, bring your appetite because the portions are more than generous. McCormick and Schmick’s specialized in fresh seafood and offers just about every type of fish imaginable prepared just to your liking.
If you are looking for the best deli in the area, Corky and Lenny’s, located just outside Pepper Pike in Village Square Shopping Center in Woodmere, is famous for its food not only in Cleveland but throughout the country. Dignitaries, politicians and a lot of regular folks make a point to stop in to Corky and Lenny’s whenever they are in the neighborhood. In fact, many drive from far distances just to get a taste of one of the countries best delis.
A great place for breakfast is The Original Pancake House located on Chagrin Boulevard. The portions are huge so go hungry. For a fun family experience, The Winking Lizard Tavern located in Bedford remains one of the most popular places to go as they offer great food at affordable prices and a fun atmosphere. While known for the award-winning bar-b-q sauce on their chicken and ribs, all of the food on their extensive menu is great. Plus, it is one of the most kid friendly restaurants in the area. They also offer multiple big screen TVs for watching sporting events and just about any kind of beer imaginable, so adults enjoy it just as much as the kids. Everybody loves the Winking Lizard and they also offer take-out and catering.
While we have shown there is no shortage of great food in close proximity to Pepper Pike, those looking for a fine dining experience can also find some of the best dining around within a 20-30 minute drive. To start, The Leopard Restaurant, located inside the luxuriousBertram Inn in Aurora offers an award-winning menu and has won 5 consecutive 4-Diamond awards. Blue Canyon in Twinsburg offers a fine dining experience in a unique atmosphere inside and is one of the most popular places to dine in the summer as the outdoor patio and bar area is packed on most weekend evenings.
Vue Restaurant and Downtown 140 in Hudson are both critically acclaimed restaurants providing a special night out of fine dining and wonderful atmosphere. Nearby Chagrin Falls is home to one the area’s finest restaurants. Gamekeeper’s Tavern is located in the heart of Chagrin Falls and offers cozy fireside dining along with an award winning outdoor courtyard. The great food, unique atmosphere and great service keep any patron coming back.