Introduction to Fairview Park, Ohio
Fairview Park, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 4 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center) and 9 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Fairview Park contains a population of approximately 17,572.
Fairview Park History
Fairview Park was originally part of the Rockport Township and later the Rocky River hamlet, which was incorporated as a village in 1903. In the year 1910, the area was split into two parts - the northern part became Rocky River and the southern part was called Goldwood. The Goldwood region underwent further subdivisions with parts of the land being named "Fairview" and "Parkview". In 1940, the region called Fairview was rechristened "Fairview Park". This name was probably influenced by the community’s proximity to Cleveland Metropolitan Park. The major part of the development of Fairview Park took place after World War II with the construction of roads and shopping centers.
Fairview Park and nearby Attractions
- Fairview Park City Hall
- Fairview Park Regional Branch Cuyahoga County Public Library
- Fairview Grace United Methodist Church
- Fairview Park Cemetery
- Cottonwood Picnic Area
- Bohlken Park
Things To Do In Fairview Park
Fairview Park has an interesting historical and cultural background and one can learn more about them by visiting the city’s public halls and libraries. There are a number of churches and cemeteries in the city that afford a quiet and peaceful time to visitors. The city also has a large number of parks and picnic areas such as the Cottonwood Picnic Area, the South Mastick Picnic Area, and the Bohlken Park. One can also enjoy a round of golf at the Big Met Golf Course. The Westgate Shopping Center is ideal for the enthusiastic shoppers.
Fairview Park Transportation
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is nearby.
Fairview Park Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by the Baldwin-Wallace College, the Cleveland State University, the Cuyahoga Community College District, the Case Western Reserve University, and the"Lorain County Community College.