Solon, located 18 miles southeast of Cleveland, is one of the area's more affluent suburbs. The town of approximately 22,000 residents is home to Nestle's US operations and is noted for its excellent school system. In 2009, Money Magazine ranked the town #23 of the best 100 small towns in which to live.
Solon was first settled in 1820 as a part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The town is named for the son of one of the first settlers, a Mr. Lorenzo Solon Bull. Solon was incorporated as a village in 1917 and became a city in 1961.
According to the 2000 census, Solon has 21,802 residents, 88% of whom are white, 6% African-American, and 5% Asian. In addition, 72% of Solon residents are married. The median age is 39 and the median household income is $94,369.
Famous Solon residents include former Cleveland Indian, Chris Bando; Michael Cartellone, drummer for the band Lynrd Skynrd; former Cleveland Brown and current sports radio host, Bob Golic; and rapper Kid Cudi.
Solon boasts 687 acres of city park and recreation land as well as three golf courses and 360 acres of the Cleveland Metroparks' South Chagrin Reservation.
The Solon City School system has been awarded many honors, including being the #2 ranked high school in Ohio in 2007. Facilities include four elementary schools, two middle schools and the high school.
Hotels near Solon Ohio:
Hotels in Solon include the Homewood Suites, Springhill Suites, and Days Inn. There are also several hotels in nearby Aurora, Ohio. For more about these accommodations, visit the Hotels in Solon and Aurora page.