Lake Lucerne is a private community of approximately 300 homes, set among wooded rolling hills in the township of Bainbridge, Geauga County, Ohio.  Homeowners are members of the Lake Lucerne Club Company, jointly owning and operating our development of 400 heavily treed acres, our lake, ponds, parks, playground, tennis and basketball courts, roads and water system.  Community resources are supported by yearly dues and are managed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.

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.  


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 new construction; living in Lake Lucerne is available to families with a wide range of financial resources. 


Yearly traditions such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Clean Up Day, 4th of July festivities, Tying of the Greens, Holiday Party and luminaries have been maintained for decades, giving the community an authentic “small town” vibe. We are a welcoming community and are proud to say that we wave to each other when walking or driving by!  

Lake Lucerne operates under two basic principles: respect for the rights of individuals and responsibility to the community as a whole.