Introduction to Garfield Heights, Ohio
Garfield Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 6 miles E of Parma, Ohio and 7 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Garfield Heights has a population of 30,734.
Garfield Heights History
The area now known as the city of Garfield Heights was first settled in by the Moravian settlers in 1786. The first church of the area, St. John Lutheran, was established in 1852. The present day city of Garfield Heights was incorporated in 1904 as the Village of South Newburgh. It was renamed the Garfield Heights Village in 1919 in honor of Abram Garfield, one of the settlers in the city, and father of the U.S. President James A. Garfield. In 1930 Garfield Heights was reincorporated as a city.
Garfield Heights and nearby Attractions
- Garfield Park Reservation
- Great Lakes Science Center
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
- Dunham Tavern Museum
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- Bedford Reservation
Things To Do In Garfield Heights
Garfield Park Reservation is a wonderful place to visit on a day trip with your family. There are several churches at Garfield Heights including the Rock Community Church, St. Therese Church, St. Timothy Church and St. John Lutheran Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Garfield Mall and Shaker Square. You can also visit the Old Stone Church, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Edgewater Beach and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
Garfield Heights Transportation
Burke Lakefront Airport is close to the city.
Garfield Heights Higher Education
The nearest colleges and universities are Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University and Baldwin - Wallace College.