Lyndhurst Rocks. Not only is it only about 11 miles to Cleveland, but Lyndhurst is also the birthplace of musical notables Eric Carmen and the 1950's girl group, The Poni Tails. Additionally, Lyndhurst is the birthplace of Steven Hirsch. Yes, that one the founder of the adult entertainment company, Vivid Entertainment. And, let's not forget Lyndhurst is home to Eggshelland. Yes, you read that rightas in eggshells and lots of them. Brings a whole new meaning to walking on eggshells, doesn't it? Okay, maybe not.
Today, Lyndhurst is a well-known Cleveland suburb of 4.44 square miles with a population of around 14,000 people. Remember that wooden road a couple sentences before? Now, it's paved and home to modern conveniences like shopping and restaurants.
Moving to Lyndhurst
Besides millions of colored eggshells (oops there we go about egg shells again), living in Lyndhurst has a lot to offer. There's the obvious, like its proximity to Cleveland and all the shopping and dining options that comes with it...but, most importantly, there's the availability of places to rent. From home rentals to apartments with paid utilities, you can find it in Lyndhurst. Furnished apartments might be more of a challenge, but there are still plenty of options to find a rental apartment in Lyndhurst.
Since Lyndhurst is a suburb of Cleveland, there are rentals available to suit a variety of tastes. Rentals can include modern appliances, eat-in kitchens, on-site laundry facilities and single or multiple bedroom / bathroom combinations. One-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available as well as multiple bedroom homes. The prices on places to rent vary depending on style, layout, size and proximity to the main highways. Finding a condo available for rent in Lyndhurst is also a possibility. Some rentals even allow pets, so you don't have to leave Fido with a relative when you move to Lyndhurst.
Searching for a rental property can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be, especially in a town like Lyndhurst with a great rental market. It's important when trying to find that perfect place to ask questions and make sure you know what you are getting. Before you go hunting for a great place, take the time to make a list of your must-haves. It's also helpful to determine what you can live without on that list. For example, do you really need that third bedroom to turn into a meditation room or could you go with a two-bedroom and turn the second bedroom into a meditation room / office instead? It might save you money in the end!
When you are checking out a property, don't forget to check behind the doors. As in, closet doors and cabinet doors. The reason? The apartment may look great on the outside, but you wouldn't want to uncover a hidden pest problem after you move in! Turning on the faucets can't hurt either. If you can't live without a hot shower, this could be a deal-breaker.
Checking in with some of the neighbors before signing a lease is also a great idea to get a better feel for the vibe of the place. It's also a great way to start off a potentially great neighborly relationship. Or, avoid one if the neighbors seem weird.
Lyndhurst has several nice neighborhoods to consider.
Brainard Road / Cedar Road: This area has a mixture of large and small apartments and single-family homes. It's somewhat walkable, with Brainard Park, Applebee's Restaurant and St. Clair School less than a mile away.
Edsal Drive / Oakland Drive: There are many rental options here, from apartments to single-family homes. Many of the residences were built between 1940 and 1969, but some are more modern. This neighborhood has a walkability score of just 35, so you'll need wheels to get around.
City Center: Most of the residences here are owner-occupied, but you can find rentals if you look hard enough. It's walkability score is in the mid-range, so you can hoof it to the nearby Kohl's or the Home Depot.
Life in Lyndhurst
Although downtown Cleveland and its many suburbs are only a hop and a skip away, there is no need to leave Lyndhurst to find great shopping and dining opportunities. Legacy Village, for example, is an outdoor mall offering a host of shops, restaurants and other entertainment to choose from. There's also La Place Shopping Center and Maymore Shopping Center.
History for the History Buffs
Way back when, in the 1700's, Lyndhurst was part of the Western Reserve and changed hands by treaty. Back then, it was called Euclid after some famous guy. And, if you don't know who that is, he was a well-known Greek mathematician. Fast-forward to the 1800's and the land comprising Euclid was divided into nine districts, current-day Lyndhurst being one of those nine. Since the late 1800's, Mayfield Road, otherwise known as U.S. Route 322, has been the main drag through town. Back then, the road was made of wood planks, and you had to pay a toll to use it. Luckily, times have changed, which brings us to the section on living in Lyndhurst today.
For Those Who Live in the Present Moment
Lyndhurst also features a community center that has facilities available for rent as well as a community swimming pool, also available for resident use. So, if your rental doesn't offer a place to host a get together, you can always head to the community center located in Lyndhurst Park behind the Municipal Center. Or, get your swim on at the community pool. Don't forget to check times before you glop on the sunscreen! It'd be embarrassing to show up with floaties and the pool is closed. Just sayin'. Oh, and you will need to purchase a yearly pass to be able to use the pool.
For those who like to golf, there is a private golf course in town as well as a handful of private and public courses in nearby towns. Who doesn't like golf? Hitting a ball as far as you can and then chasing after itgood times.
And, drum roll please, there's Eggshelland, an annual event in Lyndhurst. Don't laugh. It's a pretty big deal around these parts. Originally located on private property, Eggshelland is a lawn display of mosaics made out ofeggshells! Since the 1950s (here we go with that history thing again) millions of real, painted eggshells have been used to create elaborate displays. Eggshelland is so fascinating, in fact, that it was the subject of a documentary film.