Introduction to Parma Heights, Ohio
Parma Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 2 miles SW of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 8 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 21,659 people live in Parma Heights.
Parma Heights History
Parma Heights was a part of the Township of Parma until 1911. The area was first settled in 1818 and originally incorporated in the year 1912. According to some, it was named after Parma in New York. Some also believed that the place derived its name from Parma in Italy. In its early days Parma Heights was a farming community. However, a few country inns and commercial establishments also existed. In 1959, Parma Heights was reincorporated as a city.
Parma Heights and nearby Attractions
- Big Creek Reservation
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- Brookside Park
- Ukrainian Museum-Archives
- NASA Glenn Research Center
- Rocky River Reservation
Things To Do In Parma Heights
While staying at Parma Heights, you can enjoy wildlife beauty at the Big Creek Reservation. You can also visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Old Stone Church,, and Cleveland Botanical Garden. It takes only a few minutes of driving to reach the Edgewater Beach. If you are interested in history, you can plan a day trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
Parma Heights Transportation
Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport is close to the city.
Parma Heights Higher Education
The nearest colleges are Baldwin - Wallace College, Cuyahoga Community College District, and Cleveland State University.