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Southpark Center Mall in Strongsville Ohio

Southpark Center Mall in Strongsville

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Strongsville, located south of Cleveland at the intersection of the Ohio Turnpike and I-71, is one of the the city's fastest growing suburbs. The town is known for its popular SouthPark shopping mall, the Mill Creek Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, and its picturesque town square.

History:

Strongsville was named for John Stoughton Strong, the leader of the original Connecticut Western Reserve settlers. Strongsville became a town in 1818, a village in 1923, and a city in 1961.

Demographics:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census report, Strongsville has 44,750 residents. Approximately 92% are white and slightly over half (60.5%) are married. The median age is 44.2 years and the median household income is $68,660.

Shopping in Strongsville Ohio:

Strongsville shopping is most associated with SouthPark Center Mall on Route 82. Other popular Strongsville stores include Pat Catan's craft and wedding store, Kohl's department store, and Old Navy.

Strongsville Ohio Restaurants:

Strongsville is home to a diverse collection of restaurants. Among these are:
  • Don's Pomeroy House
  • Cleats
  • Harpo's Sports Bar
  • Mad Cactus
  • Palmer's of Strongsville
  • Johnny Malloy's
  • Shinto Japanese Restaurant

Education:

The Strongsville School District has an enrollment of approximately 7,200 students. Facilities include a special needs preschool, eight elementary schools (K-6), two middle schools, and a high school.

The district has earned Ohio's highest academic rating for the last six years. The district is also the largest employer in Strongsville.

Parks:

Strongsville has seven city parks as well as the Mill Stream Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. Facilities include several ballparks, picnic facilities, a batting cage, hiking and biking trails, an outdoor amphitheater, and several playgrounds.

Hotels near Strongsville Ohio:

Visitors to Strongsville will find a number of hotels near Cleveland Hopkins Airport, just six miles north of the city along I-71.

(updated 8-20-13)

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