Youngstown’s South Side
Neighborhood Boundaries: Midlothian Blvd. to the north, City limits to the
east and south and back lots of Rush Blvd. to the west.
Tree-lined Rush Boulevard
Some homes feature slate
At the southernmost border of Youngstown lies Boulevard Park, a
picturesque vintage neighborhood comprised of Euclid and Rush Boulevards and
a portion of Midlothian Boulevard.
Named for its lovely park-like setting and authentic boulevards, mature
trees form a canopy over the double thoroughfares of Boulevard Park. Its
medians are lined with lamp posts and its signature Buckeye trees, creating
a perfect backdrop for a walk, jog or chat with a neighbor.
Boulevard Park consists of approximately 200 single family homes. The
neighborhood is home to a large number of professionals, as well as small
business owners, white collar workers, working class people, and retirees.
Ease of living is enjoyed by residents and enhanced by the central location:
a grocery store, pharmacy, bank, and filling station are just around the
corner on South Avenue, a 10 minute drive can take you to the cultural
center of downtown Youngstown or to various local and national retailer
shops in the suburb of Boardman. The freeway system can be accessed in a
mere 1.6 miles. Long standing family owned businesses and institutions add
to the local character and are only minutes away.
Types of Homes
Beautifully landscaped yards complement the stunning architecture of Boulevard Park.
Boulevard Park is best known for its high quality brick houses, many with
original features intact. Situated on 50’ x 165’ city lots, these houses
offer unique architecture at a manageable size. Although built over a span
of three decades, the architecture blends seamlessly from home to home.
Types of houses located in Boulevard Park include Craftsman style bungalows,
Colonial Revival, Foursquares, Dutch Colonial, Georgian Revival influence,
Tudor style, English style, and Cape Cods with sharp peaks of the Tudor
Boulevard Park Parade of
Homes (PowerPoint, 4 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.
"It's five minutes to everywhere!"
Carrie Neville, Boulevard Park
"My wife and I love the neighborhood. As an urban planner, I was looking
for a house in an area with all the elements of a neotraditional
neighborhood: walkable, tree-lined streets, sidewalks, reasonable-sized lots
with garages pushed to the back of the property line, and houses that were
well-constructed and with character (not cookie-cutter). All these things
we’ve found living in Boulevard Park (not to mention the great neighbors)!"
Patrick Howard, Boulevard Park (Moved from Philadelphia)
"Besides living in a great old bungalow, I want every house in the
neighborhood to be old. I have that here in Boulevard Park. Nothing new to
offend my senses, and no McMansions!"
Tammy Mistovich, Boulevard Park
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.
August 7th meeting
On Thursday August 7th, 2008 a neighborhood planning meeting was held in
the Boulevard Park Neighborhood. Over 30 people were in attendance at the
meeting held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Midlothian Boulevard. The
discussion of the night focused on the creation of a new plan and vision for
the neighborhood. A wealth of public input and opinion was gained with the
utilization of audience response software and recording comments on a flip
chart. Design and policy ideas were voted on using remote control voting
pads and comments were taken, all to create a more accurate and supported
action plan for specific, plan components and implementation.
The meeting focused on some of the central issues of the neighborhood -
looking at current conditions and future ideas. Some of the issues and plans
included improved medians, the addition of crosswalks, vacant property
maintenance, and neighborhood group involvement. For a full list of the
proposed ideas and comments at the meeting, please click on the information
Please visit this site often for important updates on upcoming meetings
and news. For more information or to voice opinions, comments and concerns,
please contact the Youngstown Planning Department:
Youngstown Planning Department
City Hall Annex
9 West Front Street, Suite 315
Youngstown, OH 44503
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