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Brecksville Ohio


Brecksville Ohio

Brecksville Ohio

(© flickr user: erik holmberg/cc license) Brecksville Ohio

Brecksville Ohio

(© Flickr user Erik Holmberg/cc license) Little Theater, Brecksville Ohio

Little Theater, Brecksville

(© flickr user: Erik Holmberg/cc license)

Brecksville, located about 20 miles south of downtown Cleveland, is an upscale suburb, filled with 19th century restored buildings and stylish new homes. The suburb abuts both the Cleveland Metroparks system and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


Brecksville was first settled in 1811, as a part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The land was originally purchased by Colonel John Brecker, from whom the town gets its name. Brecksville became a village in 1921 and was incorporated as a town in 1960.


According to the 2010 census, 13,656 persons live in Brecksville, with a median age of 44 years. A majority of the population (95%) is white and married (66.2%). The mean household income is $76,159.

Shopping in Brecksville:

Brecksville has a vibrant downtown shopping area, with unique stores housed in mostly restored 19th century buildings. In addition, there are several shopping centers just outside of the downtown area.


Restaurants in Brecksville include Eddie Creekside Restaurant and Market, Simon's Restaurant and Deli, and Austin's Wood Fire Grille.

Brecksville Schools:

Brecksville children are served by the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School System, which has an enrollment of approximately 4,700 students. Facilities include four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.


Brecksville hosts its annual Home Days festival each June, with live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and a parade. In addition, the Brecksville Little Theater has been entertaining audiences since 1941 and hosts three productions each season in the historic Old Town Hall building.


Brecksville is adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park as well as the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Hotels near Brecksville, Ohio:

Brecksville is just two exits south of the many hotels and restaurants at I-77 and Rockside Road.

(updated 10-9-12)

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