Independence, Ohio • Aerial Photography

Independence, Ohio is a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and is located in Cuyahoga County. Independence was organized as a Township around 1814. The first recorded resident is traced to 1818--Ichabod Lord Skinner, a young farmer, who, by 1834, owned 384 acres around "Skinner's Hill" (Schaff Road). Ichabod's youngest son, David P., built a brick home on "Skinner's Hill" that still stands today. 

Independence became a village in April 1914, and a city in November 1960.  

Independence, Ohio City Campus

City Campus

Independence, Ohio has a magnificent city campus where is houses most of it resources in one main location. This includes the Fire Department, Police Department, City Hall, Service Department, Pool, Baseball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Independence High School & Middle School, Athletic Fields and more. 

Crown Center

In the 1970s, many Cleveland businesses needed backup and extra office space from their downtown Cleveland offices. In the 1970s, the Rockside corridor was developed into offices and numerous hotels to help downtown Cleveland. In 1991, the Crown Center on 5005 Rockside Road was built making it the tallest building between Downtown Cleveland and Akron. This area is referred as Cleveland's Silicon Valley.

City Schools

The Independence Local School District operates Independence Primary School, Independence Middle SchoolIndependence High School, and St. Michael's Catholic School. Independence is also home to the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.

Independence High School - 6001 Archwood Rd, Independence, OH 44131

Independence Ohio Library - 6361 Selig Dr, Independence, OH 44131

Independence Recreation Department - 6361 Selig Dr, Independence, OH 44131

Home 2 Hotel and Suites - 6200 Patriots Way, Independence, OH 44131

Designed by Mann • Parsons • Gray Architects

Crown Center - 5005 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

Crown Center - 5005 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131

St. Lawrence Cemetery • Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131

Holiday Inn and Springhill Suites by Marriott in Independence, Ohio

Today's key to success for Independence is maintaining a financial balance, having top-notch public services, modern municipal facilities, superior transportation access and quality schools, making Independence an appealing place to work, live, visit and raise a family within the "Heart of Cuyahoga County." You can learn more about Independence by visiting the city's website.