Fifth Avenue

Location

Youngstown's North Side

Neighborhood Boundaries: Gypsy Ln. to the north, Crandall Park to the south and back lots of Fifth Ave. to the east and west.

Aerial View

Description

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Historic lamp posts and a landscaped boulevard run along a portion of Fifth Avenue.

Fifth Avenue is referred to as the crown jewel neighborhood of Youngstown. The area was home to some of the most influential families of Youngstown's glorious past - captains of industry and retail.

Today, the neighborhood is home to a diverse mix of professionals, scholars, independent business owners and retirees. The majority of homeowners have lived in the neighborhood for many, many years. Stores, banks, healthcare and medical facilities are within a 10 minute walk of the neighborhood. Other city assets such as Youngstown State University, the downtown, The Butler Institute of American Art, McDonough Museum of Art and three city parks are within a scant two miles.

Types of Homes

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A 4,000 sq. ft. Spanish Colonial Revival – just another house on the block.

Situated within the Crandall Park – Fifth Avenue Historic District, these homes were built between 1913 and 1940 in an era which has become known as Youngstown's Golden Age. Known for their ample size and set on spacious, landscaped lots to reflect the wealth and prosperity of the time, the high quality brick and stone homes were and still are marvels to look at and are rarely duplicated in today's era. Most of the 52 single-family homes are in the architecture styles of English Revival, Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Chateauesque or Norman.

Fifth Avenue Parade of Homes (PowerPoint, 1 MB)

Home Prices

(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).

Neighborhood Contacts

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.

Ted Szmaj
330.719.0415
tszmaj@yahoo.com

Jaci Clark
330.259.7875
bonbitz@gmail.com

Testimonials

"The people and community of Youngstown were the primary reasons for returning to Youngstown. We were excited to live within walking distance to schools, parks and even golf. Finding a beautiful, historic Fifth Avenue home in such great condition and so affordable means we may never move again."
Tyler Clark, Fifth Avenue (Moved from Tucson, AZ)

"I live in my neighborhood and love it because of the wonderful, friendly, kind people (I won't mention the parties!), and the beautifully built and stately homes…"
Maureen Fogarty, Fifth Avenue

"Youngstown is a small town that offers the amenities of a big city, without the hustle and bustle. With the numerous restaurants, cultural institutions, shopping plazas, recreational areas, and entertainment venues, there's always something to do; an ideal location conveniently accessible to airports and highways. Our neighbors are friendly, kind and helpful; all which made our transition to the area a pleasant experience. We are proud to call Youngstown our new hometown."
Denise Bradley, Fifth Avenue (Moved from New York City)

Schools

In Neighborhood:

  • None.

In City:

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.

Neighborhood Groups

Neighborhood Plan

Coming soon.