Youngstown’s West Side
Neighborhood Boundaries: Ax Factory Run to the north, Schenley Ave. to the
east, Canfield Rd. to the south and Meridian Rd. to the west.
streets of Kirkmere.
Nestled between the prominent pathways of Meridian and Canfield Roads
which connect Youngstown and its southwestern suburban areas lies Kirkmere -
a post-war neighborhood.
Wide and winding lanes with an occasional cal-de-sac allows for a quiet,
safe, and child-friendly atmosphere. Adding to this family feel is Kirkmere
Park, Ax Factory Run (a forested area along a creek), and a few schools.
Being built from the early to late 1950s, Kirkmere also offers the appeal of
suburban life with the convenience of walkable access to many businesses and
places of congregation, including a grocery store, salon, pizzeria, bank,
and several churches to name a few. This convenience extends with the
general location as well, being roughly a quarter mile from Mill Creek
MetroParks and other areas of interest in and around the city.
With roughly 550 single-family homes and both a nursing and retirement
home, Kirkmere acts as an evolving close-knit community. Original homeowners
and younger families combine in this traditionally, middle-class
neighborhood that includes professionals, white-collar workers, working
class people, and retirees.
Kirkmere’s accessibility and friendliness keeps this neighborhood both
attractive and a great place to live.
Types of Homes
Kirkmere’s housing was built in the 1950s and is comprised mainly of
varying Cape Cod homes with the occasional ranch or split-level. The homes
vary in material and influence on irregular lots that are roughly a third to
nearly half-an-acre in size. Exterior treatments give homes in Kirkmere
their individuality; from colonial to modernist influences. Front yard
flower gardens, sun porches, and large backyards unify the landscape.
Kirkmere Parade of Homes
(PowerPoint, 1 MB)
(units sold in parentheses)
NOTE: Home prices are based on
median home sales within a twelve month period (9/1/06 to 8/31/07).
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.
"A lot of us are original homeowners and I’m happy to see young families
moving in recently because it is friendly and safe. I love my home."
Ellen B., Kirkmere
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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