Cool Facts

  • Independence is the "Heart of Cuyahoga County."
  • Independence is located approximately 12 minutes south of Downtown Cleveland, 15 minutes east of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and just 15 minutes north of Akron.
  • Independence has the largest open pit mine in Ohio and is one of only two places in the country where haydite is mined.
  • Independence has one of the lowest real estate tax rates in all of Cuyahoga County.
  • Independence has 1,337 total acres of parkland located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Elmwood Park and the West Creek/Cuyahoga River Confluence Project.
  • Independence has 4.5 million square feet of office space.
  • Independence has 14 hotels with 2,100 rooms.