About Lake Lucerne
Lake Lucerne is a unique family oriented community located in Bainbridge Township, Geauga County, just 27 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio. The community consists of approximately 300 residents and covers 400 heavily treed acres, including 75 acres of lakes, parks, a water system and almost 5 miles of roads. The highly rated Kenston Local School system serves residents of Bainbridge and nearby Auburn Townships. A hallmark of Lake Lucerne is the diverse housing stock, from original 1920’s cottages to more modern new construction; living in Lake Lucerne is available to families with a wide range of financial resources.
Lake Lucerne had its beginnings in the days when travel beyond the Cleveland city limits into the wilderness of Geauga County was considered truly adventurous. In 1922, a land company under the leadership of Perce R. Sheldon purchased the Timmons farm, including the farmhouse still located at Lakeshore Drive and Route 306. The sub division was built as a summer home colony, but in 1928, it became a year round community.
Residents enjoy a wide range of leisure activities involving many amenities: the lake, beach, playground, ponds, baseball field, basketball & tennis courts, sand volleyball court and hiking trails. Yearly traditions such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Clean Up Day, 4th of July festivities, Tying of the Greens, and Holiday Party have been maintained for decades, giving the community an authentic “small town” vibe. Community resources are supported by yearly dues and are managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.
Lake Lucerne operates under two basic principles: respect for the rights of individuals and responsibility to the community as a whole.