Introduction to North Olmsted, Ohio
North Olmsted, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 8 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio and 13 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 34,113 people lived in North Olmsted.
North Olmsted History
The area that is known as North Olmstead used to be a part of Connecticut Western Reserve. Formerly, it was known as Kinsgton and also the township of Lenox. In 1806 sea captain Aaron Olmstead purchased a huge area of land which included the Olmsted Township and Olmsted Falls. The town was named Olmsted when the son of Aaron Olmstead offered his father’s collection of 500 books to the community in exchange for the town being renamed Olmsted.
North Olmsted and nearby Attractions
- Bradley Woods Reservation
- Rocky River Reservation
- Springvale Golf Course
- Eye Candy Gallery
- Jacobs Field
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Things To Do In North Olmsted
The Springvale Golf Course offers excellent facilities for playing golf. There are several other golf courses surrounding the area. Bradley Woods and the Rocky River Reservation have very picturesque views and serve as excellent picnic spots. One can also find an extensive system of trails in the Rocky River Reservation.
North Olmsted Transportation
The Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is nearby.
North Olmsted Higher Education
Higher education is available from Lorain County Community College, Baldwin-Wallace College and Cleveland State University.