Toledo Neighborhood Guide
Southwyck Neighborhood Map
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|One of the newer areas of town, Southwyck is
Toledos southwestern edge. Southwyck is bounded by the Ohio Turnpike,
Holland-Sylvania Road, Swan Creek, and the nearby golf courses. Homes in Southwyck were
primarily built in the 1970s. Their architectural styles include Ranch, Split Level, Cape
Cod, and Neo-Colonial designs. These homes sit on large lots, giving it a suburban feel.
The streets in Southwyck are long and winding with limited entryways onto major streets.
Southwyck is home of the Toledo Masonic Auditorium. This facility is often host to many famous guest speakers, theater productions, and concerts. The Masonic Auditorium is located south of Heatherdowns Boulevard, between Cass Road and Key Street.
South on Key Street, just outside Toledos city limits, is Ned Skeldon Stadium, home to the Toledo Mudhens Minor League Baseball team. The Lucas County Recreation Center, Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame, and Lucas County Fairgrounds are also near the stadium.
As in many suburbs, large yards are preferable to city parks, yet Southwyck has a park present in the neighborhood, the Cass-Ryan-Eastgate Park. This park includes area for picnicking, trails for walking, and tennis courts. Swan Creek Preserve Metro park, in the northernmost part of Southwyck, offers trails winding through a natural setting overlooking Swan Creek.
Southwyck contains one of Toledos largest commercial districts. The Southwyck Mall is just one of the many commercial areas lining Reynolds Road from the Ohio Turnpike north to Swan Creek. The Crossgates Shopping Center on Heatherdowns Boulevard and Eastgate Road also offers goods and services closer to the residential area.
Southwyck is almost ideal in terms of transportation. The neighborhood has the only Ohio Turnpike Entrance inside the city, exit 4. Holland-Sylvania road runs north as the city limit to Route 2 (Airport Highway), which leads to Interstate 475 and the Toledo Express Airport. Reynolds Road, the commercial strip, runs north to more commercial areas. Heatherdowns Boulevard, Eastgate Road, Glendale Avenue, and Cass Road serve as major thoroughfares through the residential areas.
Homes in Southwyck, based on 1990 census data, average from $90,000 to $110,000 in price, and have an owner occupancy rate of 40%. Over 10,000 people live in the neighborhood, and have an average annual household income, based on 1990 census data, of around $35,000.
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