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About Sheffield Lake

Sheffield Lake is a small Ohio city bordering Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes. It covers less than 2.5 square miles but manages to pack plenty of small-town charm and convenient amenities into that small geographical footprint. A variety of locals, from young families to retirees, have chosen this welcoming community as a place to call home.

Living in Sheffield Lake

Even though Sheffield Lake is a fairly small town, it has all the everyday amenities you could need. Local grocery stores, auto repair shops, pharmacies and salons dot the community, many of which are family-owned and operated. There are a handful of restaurants and cafes in Sheffield Lake as well, offering American-style food, pizza and coffee.

If you’re looking for something interesting to do in Sheffield Lake, the city is home to a Civil War museum that provides an educational look at photographs and other items. The community’s location on Erie Lake also opens up a variety of recreational opportunities. You can enjoy lakeside picnics and dining as well as scenic views of the water. The Sheffield Lake Public Boat Ramp and Beach is a popular local destination in the spring and summer months, welcoming swimmers and boaters alike. In addition to water recreation, the lakefront area is also home to some of the city’s major commercial developments.

The city has numerous parks, many of which also offer waterfront views. Sheffield Lake parks offer grassy picnic areas, children’s play areas and walking trails, ideal for enjoying the mild summer weather.

Sheffield Lake Schools

The Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District operates the public elementary, middle and high schools in the city. There are also a few small private schools in Sheffield Lake.

Resources for Moving to Sheffield Lake

Here’s some useful information for planning your move to Sheffield Lake:

  • Utilities: Sheffield Lake’s major utilities providers include Columbia Gas of Ohio, FirstEnergy and the city’s water department.
  • Garbage and Recycling: Republic Services facilitates trash and recycling collection services. Each home receives two disposal cans, one for trash and one for recyclables.
  • Transportation: Because Sheffield Lake is a small community, public transportation options are limited. However, there are a few private taxi companies that serve the area.

Sheffield Lake Housing

Sheffield Lake is a very affordable place to live, with a median home price that’s significantly lower than the national average. Most of the homes in the city are very close to Lake Erie, and some offer waterfront views. The farther inland you go, the more budget-friendly properties you’ll find.