Population in 2010 Census: 44,750
Housing units: 18,476
Strongsville City School District enrollment: 5,622 (2014-15)
Bond rating: Aaa
Fire insurance rating: 3
Government: Mayor/City Council/Charter
Income tax: 2 percent
Strongsville is 15 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland in Cuyahoga County (population 1,280,122). The city covers 25 square miles, making it the largest of Cleveland’s suburbs.
It’s known as the Crossroads of the Nation because Interstate 71 and the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) intersect here. Other major highways are I-77, State Route 82, State Route 42 and State Route 237.
Parks: Strongsville has nine city parks that feature baseball, soccer and football fields, tennis and basketball courts, batting cages, playgrounds, picnic facilities, grills, pavilions and walking trails.
The regional Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation also runs through Strongsville, with lake and river fishing, picnic areas, bridle trails and a paved hike-bike trail. The Royalview Picnic Area features a mountain bike trail; The Chalet includes two toboggan chutes.
Recreation: The Ehrnfelt Recreation and Senior Center includes an aquatic center, gym, track, exercise equipment and café and hosts hundreds of classes and programs for all ages. It’s also the site of the Ehrnfelt Event Center, which can accommodate large parties, business meetings and other events.
Business: The city has four business parks with a diverse range of tenants, including corporate headquarters and technology-oriented companies.
City services: Strongsville’s 68 police officers provide full-time service from a centrally located headquarters that includes a jail, while the 63 firemedics provide firefighting and emergency medical services from stations located in each of Strongsville’s four wards. In-house Engineering and Service departments maintain roads and sewers, while the Recreation Department offers a vast array of programs and events.
Strongsville operates Government Cable TV channel 21 and radio station 1640 AM.
Other amenities: Strongsville Library – A branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library system
SouthPark Mall – More than 1.6 million square feet of shopping and dining
Plaza at SouthPark – 312,000-square-foot shopping plaza on Royalton Road Greens of Strongsville – 325,000-square-foot shopping plaza on Royalton Road
Civic and Social Organizations include:
Strongsville Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club of Strongsville
Strongsville City Club
Strongsville Historical Society
Strongsville Women’s League
Strongsville Community Theatre
Strongsville Community Band
VFW Post 3345