Ashtabula county is a lakeside paradise dotted with beaches, wineries, live music venues, parks, galleries, shops and restaurants ranging from quirky to fine dining. For the adventurer, jet skiing, kayaking, zip-lining and fishing charters abound. Bike paths, golf, tennis, pickle ball, basketball, and hundreds of acres of beach parks line the 26 miles of Lake Erie shoreline.
The Harbor District on Bridge Street is the heart of the fun. The historic Strauss Bascule lift bridge leads to a walkable business district. You’ll find galleries, shops, live music, a yoga studio, craft cocktails, house roasted coffee, ice cream, a locally sourced food market and seasonal farmer’s market. Smoked BBQ, pizza, a perfect chicken sandwich, fish fries, charcuterie paired with local wine, and European inspired scratch cooking are all here. Bridge Street is a congestion-free 3-mile drive from Main Avenue.
Ashtabula is positioned between Cleveland, OH and Erie, PA on the north coast. Ashtabula county has a population of close to 100,000. The county has a total area of 1,368 square miles, roughly half of which is land, and half water. Ashtabula city has a population of 18,000. The median property value is $71,000, as compared to the national average of $230,000, making it an affordable place to call home. Median household income is $34,000. In 2021, 16 million people visited Ashtabula, with $397 million in local spending by visitors. We celebrate our assets with festivals honoring our bounty of walleye, sea glass, covered bridges, grapes, and craft beer.
On Main Avenue we have salons, shops, bakery, and professional services. We have space ready for you to rent. We have a dedicated group of volunteers that keep the street flowers watered and district enlivened with pop-up events. Step back in time to a place where neighbors keep their side of the street clean. Our community is ready to welcome makers to Main.