Introduction to Rocky River, Ohio
Rocky River, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 2 miles W of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center) and 7 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. There are an estimated 20,735 people in Rocky River.
Rocky River History
Rocky River was founded in 1805. At that time it was a part of the Rockport Township. The first bridge across the Rocky River was built in 1821. The wooden toll bridge was replaced in 1890 by an iron bridge. In 1891, Rocky River was formed as a hamlet. Later in 1903, it was incorporated as a village. The Detroit - Rocky River Bridge was constructed in 1910. Rocky River was reincorporated in 1930 as a city.
Rocky River and nearby Attractions
- Rocky River Reservation
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
- Lakewood Park
- Brookside Park
- Bradley Woods Reservation
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Things To Do In Rocky River
You can visit the Rocky River Public Library during your leisure hours. The Scenic Park Picnic Area is an ideal place to spend a day trip with your family. You can also visit the Rocky River Reservation, Sea Shell Marina, Memorial Field Park, and Linden Park. The shopping centers of the city are Detroit-Linda Shopping Center, Westwood Town Center Shopping Center, Rocky River Shopping Center, and Beachcliff Market Square Shopping Center.
Rocky River Transportation
Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport is close to the city.
Rocky River Higher Education
The nearest colleges and universities are Baldwin - Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and Cuyahoga Community College District.