Introduction to University Heights, Ohio
University Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 6 miles S of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 8 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 14,146 people lived in University Heights.
University Heights History
What is now known as the city of University Heights was initially part of the Warrensville Township. It was incorporated as Idlewood Village in 1908. The John Carroll University moved to this region in 1925 which is why it was renamed "University Heights". The establishment of this college also led to rapid development in this area. It gained the status of a city in 1940. University Heights has been nicknamed the "City of Beautiful Homes".
University Heights and nearby Attractions
- James A. Garfield National Historic Site
- Grasselli Library
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History
- Cleveland Botanical Garden
- Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
Things To Do In University Heights
In University Heights, one can visit the city halls, libraries, and auditoriums such as the University Heights City Hall, the Rodman Hall, the University Heights Public Library, the Grasselli Library, and the Kulas Auditorium. Other interesting sites nearby are the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The Saint Francis Chapel in the city is a beautiful church worth visiting. One can also visit the Johnson Natatorium, the Schweickert Field, and the Wasmer Field, or simply spend a fun day at the Cedar Center Plaza Shopping Center and the Cedar-Green Shopping Center.
University Heights Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Cuyahoga County Airport.
University Heights Higher Education
Higher educational institutes near the city of University Heights include John Carroll University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and Cuyahoga Community College District.