About Independence

With just over 7,600 residents in 9.73 square miles, the City of Independence embraces all the character and charm of a small-town community while maintaining a robust commercial setting as well.

A variety of upscale residential housing, City services second to none, low taxes, and an “Excellent” rated public school system are just a few of the reasons why Independence is such a well-respected and desired community to live in.

Beautiful civic and recreation facilities offer a variety of community activities and programming year-round, which brings families and neighbors together in a rich experience of community life.
We are home to an impressive corporate roster and one of the largest business corridors of the region. Corporate headquarters, service-related businesses, and light industrial companies enjoy the central location and low tax rate that Independence offers.

Today's key to success for Independence is maintaining a financial balance, having top-notch public services, modern municipal facilities, superior transportation, and access to quality schools; all of which  make Independence an appealing place to work, live, visit and raise a family within the "Heart of Cuyahoga County."