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Overview

Introduction to Fairview Park, Ohio

Fairview Park, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 4 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center) and 9 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Fairview Park contains a population of approximately 17,572.

Fairview Park History

Fairview Park was originally part of the Rockport Township and later the Rocky River hamlet, which was incorporated as a village in 1903. In the year 1910, the area was split into two parts - the northern part became Rocky River and the southern part was called Goldwood. The Goldwood region underwent further subdivisions with parts of the land being named "Fairview" and "Parkview". In 1940, the region called Fairview was rechristened "Fairview Park". This name was probably influenced by the community’s proximity to Cleveland Metropolitan Park. The major part of the development of Fairview Park took place after World War II with the construction of roads and shopping centers.

Fairview Park and nearby Attractions

  • Fairview Park City Hall
  • Fairview Park Regional Branch Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • Fairview Grace United Methodist Church
  • Fairview Park Cemetery
  • Cottonwood Picnic Area
  • Bohlken Park

Things To Do In Fairview Park

Fairview Park has an interesting historical and cultural background and one can learn more about them by visiting the city’s public halls and libraries. There are a number of churches and cemeteries in the city that afford a quiet and peaceful time to visitors. The city also has a large number of parks and picnic areas such as the Cottonwood Picnic Area, the South Mastick Picnic Area, and the Bohlken Park. One can also enjoy a round of golf at the Big Met Golf Course. The Westgate Shopping Center is ideal for the enthusiastic shoppers.

Fairview Park Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is nearby.

Fairview Park Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by the Baldwin-Wallace College, the Cleveland State University, the Cuyahoga Community College District, the Case Western Reserve University, and the"Lorain County Community College.

People

Total Population 16,552
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,460
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,277
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $691
Median House Value $143,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 28.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fairview Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44126
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.441
Longitude -81.864

Fairview Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station OBERLIN
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station CHARDON
Distance 36.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fairview Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Parkview (44126)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay Village 15,469 $102,654
Brook Park 18,956 $59,304
Lakewood 51,155 $62,835

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Fairview Park High Schools

FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
4507 W 213TH ST
440-356-3500
Serves 676 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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