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  • Lorain, Ohio, is located on the beaches of Lake Erie in Northern Ohio. Lorain is perhaps best known as being one of the biggest production centers of steel in the Midwestern United States, which earned it the nickname of "Steel City." The steel production has slowed down, but the city certainly has not. Today, Lorain is a busy suburb of Cleveland and full of family fun and engaging night life.

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  • Housing Statistics The average price of a home for sale in Lorain is $105,000, which is lower than at the same time last year. The average sales price for a home in Lorain is $51,500 with the average age of a home for sale being 42 years old. The sale price of a home in Lorain is $50,000 lower than the US average. This number is based on 108 homes sold in the area last year. Currently, there are 522 homes on the market for the area. The majority of families, about 73%, are homeowners. There are a wide variety of housing options from rent to own homes to duplexes listed by real estate professionals.
  • School Systems Lorain is divided into two main school districts. Clearview Local School District encompasses the families in the southernmost part of the county and Lorain City Schools covers the north. Clearview Schools received a glowing report card from the state of Ohio for the 2011-2012 school year. The district showed an enrollment of 1,650 students for the year and either met or exceeded all state standards of achievement. Lorain City Schools had an enrollment of 7,266 students and is the 10th largest school district in Ohio. The Lorain City School District did not meet its yearly goal for academic improvement and the State of Ohio has stepped in to help the district succeed.
  • Weather and Climate The weather in Northern Ohio is prone to dramatic summer highs and frigid winter lows. The average summer temperature is in the high 80s with the hottest month being July. The winter months bring lows of around 32 degrees F. However, the winter windchill can make the temperature feel much colder. There is precipitation constantly throughout the year with August bringing in the most at almost 4 inches annually.
  • Local Sports Professional football fans in Northern Ohio are divided between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns. The Browns play at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland. MLB fans line up at Progressive Field in Cleveland to watch the Indians win at home. The Cleveland Cavaliers play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena, or simply "The Q" to locals. Cleveland also has a team in the NPSL, the National Premier Soccer League, as well as a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League--the Lake Erie Monsters.
  • Local Restaurants Dining options in Lorain reflect its diverse population as well as its location near a treasure trove of freshwater fish and mussels. Diners can enjoy a meal and gaze out at the water at Jackalope or eat delicious authentic Puerto Rican fare at Rainbow Bakery off of Pearl Ave. If an ice cream fix is in order, stop at the K Cream Korner on Erie Ave for the best orange sherbet and vanilla swirl cone around. Lorain is also a great place to sample some Polish food like some fresh hot pierogies at The New York Grill on Erie Ave.