Introduction to North Ridgeville, Ohio
North Ridgeville, Ohio, in Lorain county, is 4 miles E of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 18 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. North Ridgeville has a population of 22,338.
North Ridgeville History
North Ridgeville was initially known as the Ridgeville Township. The township was first occupied by settlers from Waterbury, Connecticut, in May, 1810. The first permanent Town Hall was built around 1850. The area was incorporated in the year 1958 and the name was changed to North Ridgeville. In August 1960, North Ridgeville was reincorporated as a city.
North Ridgeville and nearby Attractions
- Goodtimes Amusement Park
- Black River Reservation
- Hickories Museum
- Carlisle Reservation
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
- French Creek Reservation
Things To Do In North Ridgeville
North Ridgeville offers a number of recreational facilities including basketball fields, football fields, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, and picnic areas. The city is host of the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. You can also visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Edgewater Beach.
North Ridgeville Transportation
Lorain County Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
North Ridgeville Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided by Lorain County Community College, Oberlin College, Case Western Reserve University, Baldwin - Wallace College, and John Carroll University. These colleges offer courses both on campus and online to students seeking higher education degrees.