Resident Spotlight: Vivian Walker

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Vivian Walker pictured with daughters Natoya (left) and Victoria (right)

I’ve lived in Woodmere for seven years, but my parents built their home on Roselawn the late 1970’s. Since then, Woodmere has changed drastically. When my parents first bought the land it was very rural. There was one grocery store the bowling alley, Bob’s Big Boy. I never dreamed it would be as it is today.

I love that I feel like I’m in the country and the city at the same time. One minute you’re in the hustle and bustle of Chagrin Boulevard, and then you turn down the side streets and it’s like another world.
You always feel safe. Everybody is friendly if you’re walking or driving by… everyone helps each other. When my Mom was sick, residents called to check on her and to check on me.

What are your favorite stops around town?
I love Bravo’s, Mitchell’s and Texas de Brazil. Trader Joe’s and the Vitamin Shoppe are nice too. The restaurants, the nail salon, the bakery… everything that you need is right here all within walking distance.

Any other thoughts?
“I was very, very impressed this summer with the Music Festival that the Mayor put on. I loved the music and the set up where you could go in the stores or restaurants and the area for the children. Seeing the police and fire playing basketball with the kids was really nice.”

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