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Five Reasons Why People Love Willoughby

With a population of almost 24,000 people, one of Cleveland’s most vibrant, sought-after suburbs sits adjacent to the Lake Erie shoreline. Located in Lake County, Willoughby offers  something for everyone. We decided to take a deeper dive to find out what those somethings are. Here are five reasons why people love Willoughby.

It’s Minutes Away from the Beach

View of the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse from Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio, just 19 minutes from Downtown Willoughby.

It may be December, but the shores of Lake Erie are open year-round. Headlands Beach State Park – Ohio’s longest stretch of natural sand beach – offers cross-country skiing and sledding throughout the winter months. Sunbathers, swimmers, jet skiers, and fishermen flock to Headlands during the summer to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. From sun up to sun down, rock and glass collectors can be seen digging through the clear water and sand for unique finds.

Headlands Beach State Park is conveniently located 19 minutes away from Downtown Willoughby.

Address: 9601 Headlands Rd., Mentor, OH 44060

…And Minutes Away from Downtown Cleveland

View of the Cleveland skyline overlooking the Cuyahoga River, just 25 minutes away from Downtown Willoughby, Ohio.

You can’t live in Northeast Ohio without being a diehard fan of Cleveland sports. If you weren’t a sports fan before coming here, the sense of pride and community will help you assimilate rather quickly. While some folks prefer to watch a game from a dive bar, others would much rather head to one of the three stadiums downtown for the real deal.

Locates just 25 minutes west of Willoughby, Downtown Cleveland offers the locals a wide array of activities. Form celebrity chef Michael Symon’s new restaurant, Mabel’s BBQ, to JACK Casino and WinterLand, there’s no shortage of fun for all ages.

The Restaurants are Highly Rated

Ballantine in Downtown Willoughby is famous for its wood-fired pizza and Belgian-style beers.

Feel like staying close by? We get it. Downtown Willoughby is the place to be.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Downtown Willoughby is filled with an abundance of shops, parks, and restaurants. Most notably is Ballantine, a gastropub located in the heart of Downtown Willoughby and famous for its wood-fired pizzas, Belgian-style beers, and its casual, inviting atmosphere. Ballantine also boasts a 4.3/5 star rating on Google.

If you’re in the mood for a date night or just feel like hitting the dance floor, DJ’s play all the best music on Friday and Saturday nights from 11 PM – 2 AM.

Address: 4113 Erie St., Willoughby, OH 44094

Phone: 440-942-5151

It’s Perfect for Families


Easy access to Cleveland Metroparks, Lake Erie, and a wide array of family activities makes Willoughby an ideal suburb for families of all kinds.

Great schools, affordable real estate, inexpensive rent prices, and a diverse population – what more could you ask for?

Willoughby is consistently ranked as one of the top Lake County suburbs to live and one of the top places in Lake County to raise a family, placing third overall for 2022.

…And Home to One of Our Signature Properties

Birds-eye view of Tamarac Apartments, one of Millennium’s signature properties and located just 5 minutes away from Downtown Willoughby and 25 minutes away from Downtown Cleveland.

Spacious units. Beautiful grounds. Close to everything. Need we say more?

The answer is yes.

Many of our residents are “OG”, or long-standing residents who have called Tamarac home since the property was built.

Tamarac is unique. Some units are standard apartments, while others take a more duplex-style approach. Plank wood flooring and subway tiling are found throughout the units, complete with stainless steel appliances.

An upgraded kitchen at Tamarac Apartments.

Adding to Tamarac’s allure is its ability to accommodate space for growing families. Large living rooms and bedrooms make the perfect, roomy home for you and your loved ones.

The spacious, modern living room of one of our 2 bed, 2 bath units.

Whether it’s a night in with the family or a night out with friends, Tamarac Apartments in Willoughby is the place to be.

As an incentive for applying and being approved for one of our gorgeous, upgraded units, you can receive eight $100 coupons with your 12-month lease. That’s right – free money! Use the coupons toward rent, utilities, and more.

Address: 38360 Tamarac Blvd., Willoughby, OH 44094

Phone: 440-975-9660

We truly love Willoughby and all that it has to offer. If you want to schedule a tour at Tamarac, simply call the phone number listed above, stop in during our normal business hours, or submit a tour request here.