In the 1960s, Lake Plata was the place-to-be on warm summer days in northeast Ohio. Lake Plata served as a public gathering place for adults and children of all ages, offering two lakes, one open for swimming with a large slide. Many people today share fond memories of what Lake Plata was decades ago. (Photo on right was taken July 3, 1966 and provided by Sig Kobus.)
Today, the lakes still remain, but the surrounding land has been redeveloped into a beautiful residential neighborhood. Additional information about the Lake Plata community is listed below:
- Lake Plata is located between Shepard and Chamberlin Roads, east of the Macedonia city line and just south of I-480.
- There are two entrances to Lake Plata, one off of Shepard Road north of Route 82 and the other off of Chamberlin Road north of Route 82.
- Lake Plata, conveniently located near Interstates I-480 and I-271, Route 8 and the Ohio Turnpike, is about 25 minutes southeast of downtown Cleveland and 25 minutes north of Akron.
- The city of Twinsburg offers all the comforts and conveniences sought by individuals and families including shopping, restaurants, recreation and entertainment.
- Lake Plata is part of the Twinsburg City School District, consecutively ranked "Excellent with Distinction" by the Ohio Department of Education since 2008.
- Lake Plata includes many amenities including a common park area with picnic tables, a large lake surrounded by a walking path, landscaped cul-de-sac islands, two landscaped entrances, and wooded areas.
- Lake Plata has city sidewalks and streetlights which make for a safe, family-oriented community.
- Twinsburg Zoning requires 60-foot setbacks from the roads and that no two homes near one another can look alike.
- The average lot size is approximately a half an acre.
- The deed restrictions require a minimum of 2,000 square feet for one story homes, 2,100 square feet for 1.5 story homes and 2,200 square feet for two story homes.
- Lake Plata homes range from $250,000 to $350,000.