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Broadview Heights, Ohio


Broadview Heights, Ohio

Broadview Heights, Ohio
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Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
Location of Ohio in the United States
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
 • Mayor Samuel J. Alai
 • Total 13.07 sq mi (33.85 km2)
 • Land 13.05 sq mi (33.80 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,198 ft (365 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 19,400
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 19,303
 • Density 1,486.6/sq mi (574.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44147
Area code 440
FIPS code 39-09064[5]
GNIS feature ID 1056723[2]

Broadview Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and is a suburb of Cleveland in the Northeast Ohio Region, the 15th largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States. The population was 19,400 at the 2010 census.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Parks and recreational 3
  • Demographics 4
    • 2010 census 4.1
    • 2000 census 4.2
  • Education 5
    • Public Schools 5.1
      • Academic rankings 5.1.1
      • Sport championships 5.1.2
      • Art and writing awards 5.1.3
      • Music achievements 5.1.4
    • Private Schools 5.2
    • Colleges 5.3
  • Transportation and economy 6
  • Healthcare 7
  • Civic awards 8
  • Churches 9
  • Theatre 10
  • Notable people 11
  • Surrounding communities 12
  • References 13
  • External links 14


The Chippewa Indians originally occupied the land that is now Broadview Heights. The first white man to settle here was Seth Paine who, in 1811, was sent here as a surveyor by Colonel John Breck. Col. Breck's land included what is now known as Brecksville, Broadview Heights, and North Royalton. In 1829, a plank road was constructed from Wallings Corners to the Cleveland city limits. In 1840, there were several gristmills, one cheese factory, four saw mills, one tannery, and three distilleries along Chippewa Creek. Early telephone service was handled through a manual switchboard at the Harris home. On November 30, 1926, the residents in what is now Broadview Heights petitioned for and received incorporation for the Village of Broadview Heights in 1927. Descendants of some of the pioneer families still live in Broadview Heights.[6]

The Broadview Developmental Center was a psychiatric hospital built in 1939 and demolished in 2006, except for the newest portion, which was preserved as city hall and the recreation center.


Broadview Heights is located at (41.321827, -81.676595).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.07 square miles (33.85 km2), of which 13.05 square miles (33.80 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Parks and recreational

The Broadview Heights Recreation Center is located at 9543 Broadview Road, which is also the same building that houses the town hall. A short drive from Broadview Heights is the Brecksville Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one of the most visited National Parks in the country. The Brecksville Reservation consists of 2,500 acres. The Brecksville Reservation provides facilities for picnicking, softball, horseback riding, hiking, and cross-country skiing. A paved all-purpose fitness trail offers walking, biking, running or strolling through the beautiful scenery. Sleepy Hollow, Ohio's #1 rated municipal golf course per Golfweek Magazine, and Seneca golf courses are located within the Reservation. Additionally, Boston Mills and Brandywine ski resorts are close by.


Of the city's population over the age of 25, 44.9% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[10]

2010 census

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 19,400 people, 7,698 households, and 5,255 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,486.6 inhabitants per square mile (574.0/km2). There were 8,237 housing units at an average density of 631.2 per square mile (243.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.0% White, 2.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 7,698 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 15,967 people, 6,411 households, and 4,378 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,222.7 people per square mile (472.0/km²). There were 6,803 housing units at an average density of 521.0 per square mile (201.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.01% White, 0.79% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.01% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 6,411 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,989, and the median income for a family was $69,343. Males had a median income of $53,045 versus $33,597 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,440. About 2.4% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.


See Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School and North Royalton High School.

Public Schools

Broadview Heights students attend two school districts: Brecksville-Broadview Heights (shared with its neighboring city, Brecksville) and North Royalton (shared with neighbor North Royalton). There are three elementary schools, an intermediate school, a junior high school, and a high school in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights system.

There are three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school in the North Royalton system. The division is roughly the north half of the city going to Brecksville-Broadview Heights and the south to North Royalton.

Academic rankings

The Brecksville-Broadview Heights school system has received various awards for excellence in education. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School as an NCLB Blue Ribbon School.[11] Most recently, the Chippewa and Hilton Elementary Schools were awarded the "School of Distinction" honor by the State Superintendent of Schools.[12] Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School was also a past nominee, by the Ohio Department of Education, for the prestigious Blue Ribbon School Award.[12]

In 2015, The Washington Post published the list of America's most challenging high schools. The analysis covered approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools. The rankings were determined by taking the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated. Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School ranked in the top 4 percent of all high schools in this assessment.[13]

Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School has consistently been ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as being in the top 5 percent of all high schools in the United States.[14][14] Additionally, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School was recognized in Newsweek magazine's 2013 list of the top 2000 public high schools in the United States.[15]

Because of its high academic standards, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School students are represented in the National Merit Scholars and the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.[16][17]

Sport championships

Along with academic excellence, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School's sports program competes at the state championship level. In 2015, the girl's gymnastic team won its twelfth consecutive state title and fifteenth overall.[18] The boy's wrestling team won the 2015 state championship.[19] The basketball, football, soccer, cross-country, and swimming/diving programs vie for regional and state titles as well.[20]

The 1979 North Royalton High School boy's soccer team won the State Championship

Art and writing awards

In 2015, 27 Brecksville-Broadview Heights middle and high school art students received a total of 36 regional awards through the 35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. These awards are a testament to the tradition of a strong art program backed by consistent community support in Brecksville and Broadview Heights. Five students who have been awarded Gold Keys will have their artwork judged on the national level in New York.[21]

Music achievements

Rounding out Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School's achievements, the BBHHS Orchestra[22] provides Chamber, Concert, and String music performances throughout the year. The BBHHS Orchestra recently received an Excellent (II) rating by the Ohio Music Education Association(OMEA).[23]

The North Royalton High School marching band has been praised as one of the best in the state of Ohio. They have been awarded a "Superior" rating by the Ohio Musical Education Association every year since 1989. The band has performed at the 1997 Cleveland Indians World Series Parade, the 2003 Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California, the 2006 Indianapolis 500 Parade and Festival, the 2008 BCS National Championship Game festivities in New Orleans, Louisiana, and many more. They visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida every two years.[24]

Private Schools

The city is also the home of Assumption Academy, a Catholic elementary school, and Lawrence School, a school for children with learning differences.


Vatterott College has a campus in Broadview Heights. Associate degrees and Board certifications are offered in:[25]

  • Audio Visual
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Culinary
  • Health & Beauty
  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Technology
  • Trades

Transportation and economy

Broadview Heights is located near or on a number of highways that provide access to neighboring communities. Its major thoroughfare is Broadview Road. I-77 provides Broadview Heights with direct access to Cleveland and Akron and as far south as Columbia, South Carolina.

Broadview Heights has a solid, diversified economy. Major employers include:

  • Ohio Caterpillar (Ohio CAT)
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights School System
  • Southwestern American Financial
  • City of Broadview Heights
  • Family Heritage Insurance

Broadview Heights is also the center of a burgeoning culinary scene with a number of locally owned restaurants and wine bars.


By the end of 2016, University Hospitals will open a new outpatient health center and freestanding emergency department in Broadview Heights, accessible from Ohio 82 and the Interstate 77 interchange. Construction on the $28 million, 52,000-square-foot project began in 2014; the structures will sit on more than six acres, one block east of the interchange.[26]

Civic awards

In 2015, Broadview Heights was named Ohio's second safest city in its population size category.[27] The study conducted by ValuePenguin[28] focused on recent FBI statistics. Neighboring Brecksville was ranked the third safest city in the same population size category underscoring the area's low crime rate.


Broadview Heights is home to a number of churches, including Assumption, Orchard Path United Methodist Church, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, and Cuyahoga Valley Church.


The Broadview Heights Spotlights is a community theater program in Broadview Heights. There is a theater owned by the city on the grounds of the city hall next to the police station which the Spotlights uses. They offer a number of shows and classes throughout the year.

Notable people

  • David J. Bronczek - CEO and President of FedEx Express and graduate of Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
  • Arthur Chu - Jeopardy! contestant
  • Michael T. Good - Astronaut and graduate of Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
  • Ervin Gyuri Hollosy - Artist[29] and graduate of Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
  • Dr. Anthony-Samuel LaMantia - Director of George Washington University Institute for Neuroscience[30] and graduate of Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School
  • Julián Tavárez - MLB pitcher

Surrounding communities


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  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
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  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
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External links

  • City of Broadview Heights
  • North Royalton City School District
  • Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District
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