Bratenahl ( BRAT-ən-ahl) is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, on the southern coast of Lake Erie. One of Cleveland's oldest suburbs, it is bordered by the city on three sides and by the Lake Erie shoreline to the north. The population was 1,197 at the 2010 census.
Incorporated in 1903, Bratenahl is one of the older residential suburbs of Cleveland along with Shaker Heights, Lakewood, and Cleveland Heights; of these, Bratenahl has the highest per capita wealth. Bratenahl is a small community of fewer than 1,200 population inhabiting approximately 700 households, some of which are stately estates, townhouses, and condominiums on the lakefront. Its famous Lake Shore Boulevard has been featured in many magazines including Better Homes and Gardens.
Bratenahl is home to a once controversial luxury high-rise condominium complex named Bratenahl Place. Though many residents opposed it at the time, in 1967 two large multi-occupancy buildings of brutalist architectural design were built on the lakefront. One of the two structures was originally intended to be a 180-unit rental apartment building, while the other, smaller one was a condominium from its inception. In 1976 however, the larger one also became a condominium.
Bratenahl is located at 41°33′15″N 81°36′16″W (41.554275, −81.604574).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.60 square miles (4.14 km2), of which 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,197 people, 679 households, and 333 families living in the village.