Youngstown’s South Side
Neighborhood Boundaries: Midlothian Blvd. to the north, City limits to the
south, Market St. to the west and Southern Blvd. to the east.
Tom and Lady walk the
neighborhood every day.
The original stand is
open year 'round.
The neighborhood’s namesake comes from
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, voted one of the best ice cream
parlors in the country by USA Today, People Magazine and others. Opening in
1945, the original ice cream stand is still located in the neighborhood.
The Handel’s neighborhood is surrounded with an array of mom-n-pop
establishments: flower shop, dentist office, hair salon, an Italian
restaurant that makes homemade pasta, just to name a few. The
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is centrally located between downtown and
Boardman’s suburban shopping districts (both only ten minutes away by bus or
car). The neighborhood was established in the 1930's and is shaded by mature
Handel’s neighborhood offers a quiet, safe, diverse place with beautifully
crafted homes. And the best ice cream in the world just down the block!
Types of Homes
Many cozy porches dot the Handel’s
The Handel’s neighborhood exemplifies most of the popular styles of early
20th century residential architecture. The housing types range from
bungalows to American Foursquares to Cape Cods. Architectural styles include
Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts, Tudor Revival, and Mission. Most of the
lots are 50’ x 150’ and the majority have detached garages. The properties
are well-maintained and the houses exhibit the craftsmanship traditionally
associated with the period of construction. Many of the interiors maintain
original architectural features such as wood moldings, built-ins, leaded
glass casement windows and French doors, giving these houses charm and
beauty seldom found in contemporary construction - all for an affordable
Handel's Parade of Homes
(PowerPoint, 2.3 MB)
(units sold in parentheses)
NOTE: Home prices are based on
median home sales within a twelve month period (9/1/05 to 8/31/06).
NOTE: The Neighborhood Contact is a volunteer that lives in the
neighborhood. This person is extremely knowledgeable about every
aspect of the neighborhood and general city information. They are
friendly and look forward to being contacted to answer questions
about the neighborhood.
"I love the neighborhood and the neighbors. My house has a lot of
character and charm and it's very well built. I would have a hard time
trying to duplicate it for one in the suburbs."
Ann Booth, Handel's
"I never wanted to live in a cookie-cutter development. I love the
originality of our neighborhood. I like to walk and look at the uniqueness
of each and every house. It is obvious the builders cared about design and
craftmanship. I know I couldn't afford to buy my house, in this type of
neighborhood, anywhere else in the country."
Julie Kobak, Handel's (Moved from Cleveland)
NOTE: A number of surrounding communities have open enrollment in their
school district. These communities offer private school options, as well.
This option is a consideration while living in the City of Youngstown
because there is virtually no traffic congestion in the region.
Some schools on this list might offer curriculum for children with special
needs. Nevertheless, additional schools do exist in the City and surrounding
communities that specialize in providing such services.
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