Visit the new SLAVIC VILLAGE district in video with Thibaut Guéant
SLAVIC VILLAGE / BROADWAY
Broadway – Slavic Village is a neighborhood southeast of Cleveland Ohio. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city.
Much of the region has historically served as a home for Czech and Polish immigrants. Although the demographics have changed over the decades, Broadway – Slavic Village still bears the European record of these earlier communities. Indeed, Broadway – Slavic Village is divided into two small sub-neighborhoods: the largest Czech-dominated Karlin A and Polish-dominated Warszawa.
Residents’ lives were concentrated around Stanislaus Church, which is located east of 65th Street and Forman Avenue, and the Polish shopping centre along Fleet Avenue and East 71st Street.
On November 28, 1980, Warszawa was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
An attempt to revitalize the neighborhood was undertaken with Neighborhood Ventures, Inc. in 1977, but it was after Teddy and Donna Sliwinski collaborated with architect Kaszimier Wieclaw that the neighborhood came to life again. In order to attract European people from different origins the name of the district became Slavic Village.
The non-profit Slavic Village Ass was established in 1978 to preserve residential and commercial areas. Between 1987 and 1990, the Slavic Village Assn merga with the Broadway development corporation to become the Slavic Village Broadway Development Corporation (now the Slavic Village Development (SVD)) whose goal is to develop the activities and infrastructure of the Broadway neighborhood. To do this, the city has invested more than $160 million over the past 22 years to improve Slavic Village. SVD has rehabilitated and built more than 1,000 housing units, including more than 400 homes for low-income families.
More recently, Slavic Village has had a difficult time. The section of the neighborhood with a zip code of 44105 recorded the highest number of foreclosures in all of Cleveland during the second quarter of 2007. This led the national media to declare the neighbourhood to be at the centre of the 2007 seizure crisis. The subprime crisis being a bad memory, the real estate of this sector is all the more attractive. Many houses or villas that had been abandoned to banks during this period are now being upgraded to delight investors who want to focus on profitability. Indeed, Slavic Village Broadway like some other neighborhoods of Cleveland offers “turnkey” investment products. Renovated ready for rent with low entry prices and very attractive rental returns. Still in 2 digits and well above 12%.
In July 2008, Slavic Village was one of six neighborhoods of the Neighborhood Strategic Investment Initiatives whose goal was to restore the image of Slavic Village by citing specific events as a direct counter-example to the increase in crime reported in the media in 2007.
- The famous Red Chimney restaurant (6501 Fleet Avenue) which has been serving decadent Polish meals since 1970.
- The Catholic Church “The shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus” (3649 E 65th St) where you can attend Masses in Polish. This church has the characteristic of being as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Its construction was completed in 1891.
- The Village Market (5016 Fleet Avenue) is a charming outdoor market which is open in June. You can find many fresh and homemade products at affordable prices.
- Sokolowski’s cafeteria (1201 University Road) has been serving diners there since 1923. You’ll find good food in a relaxed atmosphere. This place has become a must for Cleveland’s new generation.
- The annual Slavic Village Pierogi Dash Festival (Aetna Road and E 75th St) takes place on 10 June. Guests can take part in the 5miles and enjoy the neighbourhood’s infrastructure in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
- Seven Roses (6301 Fleet Avenue) an authentic place to enjoy Polish dishes such as the famous Pierogi (a kind of ravioli stuffed with potato, cheese, meat, cabbage and mushrooms)
- The historic district. Visit this cultural district, which is deeply inspired by European architecture, on foot or by bicycle.
- The velodrome (5033 Broadway Avenue) which is an Olympic velodrome opened since 2010 where many events and festivals take place.
- Magalen (5203 Fleet Avenue) is a unique venue that regularly hosts art galleries or shows.
In conclusion, Slavic Village offers a variety of activities that will satisfy adults and adults alike. With so much to do and see it’s no wonder that Slavic Village has become a must-see destination in Cleveland.Discove
Discover the houses already SOLD in the Slavic Village district