Rocky Ridge


Youngstown’s West Side

Mahoning Ave. to the north, McCollum Rd. to the south, Belle Vista Ave. to the east and Shenley Ave. to the west.

Aerial View


Street scene in Rocky Ridge

Chaney High School

Named for the rocky escarpment at the southern boundary of the neighborhood in Mill Creek Park, Rocky Ridge lies in the center of the West Side of Youngstown. With its northern boundary on the Mahoning Avenue commercial corridor, The Rocky Ridge neighborhood has convenient, walkable access a variety of nearby stores, including a Sparkle Market grocery, CVS, and Rite-Aid.

Rocky Ridge is also home to several other important amenities that make this neighborhood a great location for families. The neighborhood has a brand new elementary school, McGuffey Elementary School. The fully-renovated Chaney High School is located in the center of the southern portion of the neighborhood.

At the southern boundary along McCollum Road lies one of the neighborhood’s most impressive assets: The James L. Wick, Jr. Recreation Area. Nicknamed "Rocky Ridge" by some, this 65-acre recreation district, part of Mill Creek Metroparks, includes a plethora of facilities that appeal to residents of any age and interest. There are sports fields for baseball, football, soccer, sand volleyball, tennis and a slope for sled-riding. The facility also includes batting cages and the 18-hole Par 3 Golf Course, used for cross-country skiing during the winter. On the western edge of the recreation area is the Judge Morley Pavilion, which is home to the Mill Creek Park 7UP Summerfest outdoor concert series. And for children, there is also a children’s playground with a spray pool and a picnic area for gatherings of family and friends.

With walkable access to grocery and drug stores, education facilities, and recreation areas, Rocky Ridge is a fantastic location for families or for people of any age.

Types of Homes

Rocky Ridge offers a variety of housing types that range from both the pre- and post-World War II era. Homes closer to Mahoning Avenue reflect earlier architectural styles, while those toward the park often match the cape-cod and ranch styles popular during the post-war period. Most houses are of a modest and affordable size and well-maintained, with spacious yards for an urban setting. Many have been updated to meet the needs of the 21st Century and have developed individual character through changes in personal tastes over the years. Homes in the neighborhood are available for purchase. Please contact the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association at 330.799.2130 to find out more information.

Rocky Ridge Parade of Homes (PowerPoint, 720 kB)

Home Prices

(units sold in parentheses)

NOTE: Home prices are based on median home sales within a six month period (12/9/10 to 5/27/11).

Neighborhood Contact

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.

John Slanina


"I recently moved into Rocky Ridge from Columbus. Living next to Mill Creek Park and all its amenities is fantastic. I drive or bike through the park every day to my job downtown."
John, Rocky Ridge

"About a year ago, I bought a three bedroom brick house in Rocky Ridge. The neighbors here welcomed me right away."
Suzie, Rocky Ridge

"I've lived in Rocky Ridge for 40 years. My neighbors—who are my friends—have witnessed my children growing up. We look out for each other."
Milan, Rocky Ridge


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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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