Introduction to Highland Heights, Ohio

Highland Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 3 miles SE of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 11 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. The city has a population of approximately 8,082.

Highland Heights History

The city, formerly part of the Mayfield Township, was founded in 1920 and incorporated as the City of Highland Heights in 1967. This city was the first in Cuyahoga County to need new residential neighborhoods in order to have ornamental lamp posts and underground wiring. Money Magazine rated the city as the 75th Best Place to Live in 2007 (in the US).

Highland Heights and Nearby Attractions

  • Holden Arboretum
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Goodtimes Amusement Park
  • Cleveland Lakefront State Park
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

Things To Do In Highland Heights

Western Reserve Historical Society Museum, Dunham Tavern Museum, the Shaker Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Art are popular museums near Highland Heights. Goodtimes Amusement Park, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Akron Zoo are other attractions in the region. Helen Hazen Wyman Metropolitan Park, Brecksville Reservation, Euclid Creek Reservation, and Headlands Beach State Park offer recreational facilities. Punderson State Park has a golf course, a lodge, and cottages. Visitors may enjoy boating, fishing, camping, and swimming at the park.

Highland Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Highland Heights Higher Education

Colleges nearby include John Carroll University, Lakeland Community College, Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland State University.


Total Population 8,324
Male Share of the Population 51.7%
Female Share of the Population 48.3%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,649
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 59%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.7%
Median Earnings25+ $50,224
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,528
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,843


Median Family Income $110,658
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $906
Median House Value $248,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.8%
Irish 14.1%

Highland Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Euclid, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44143
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.551
Longitude -81.478

Highland Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Highland Heights, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mayfield Village (44143)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Euclid 48,313 $48,818
Lyndhurst 13,856 $80,342
Mayfield 3,432 $95,611
Mayfield Heights 18,973 $63,789
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