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Overview of Mayfield Heights

Mayfield Heights, Ohio, is an eastern suburb of Cleveland, located in Cuyahoga County. The diverse housing market serves the wide variety of homeowners in Mayfield Heights and the area is home to excellent parks, school districts and a nationally ranked hospital. Residents in Mayfield Heights have an array of shopping and dining options The Beachwood Mall and Legacy Village are located within five miles of the border of Mayfield Heights. Conveniently located near Interstates 271, 90 and 480, residents can quickly get to downtown Cleveland or Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Mayfield Heights apartments for rent are diverse in housing sizes, styles and age. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Mayfield Heights is roughly 19,000 residents.

Living in Mayfield Heights, OH

Two years after Ohio was admitted into the Union, the first settlers arrived along the western bank of Chagrin River. As more settlers came to the area, the first schoolhouse was constructed that also served as the public meeting hall. The structure was built in 1816. The town hall remained a focal point of the community for years and serves as a church, banquet hall and dance venue. As old trails were transformed into roads to transport goods between settlements, and by 1877 roads were improved to accommodate horse-drawn carriages. However, after a while the hilly landscape grew more exhausting for travelers and by 1897 the Cleveland & Eastern Railway was set to build an electric railway from Chardon to Cleveland.

Jobs grew more plentiful by the 1940s when the telephone operated from a private home and operators were employed for the cord and plug operation.

In 1925, Mayfield Heights was incorporated as a village with a population of 1,500. By 1952, it was incorporated as a city, and in the 1960s construction of recreation facilities increased. In 1994, the first female mayor was elected and Margaret Egensperger served the city for three consecutive terms.

Mayfield Heights Work and Study

The diverse workforce in Mayfield Heights is ideal for many residents of the city. Among the top employers are Cleveland Clinic, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, University of Hospitals, Giant Eagle, KeyCorp, Summa Health Systems and Akron Children’s Hospital.

Some of the largest business developments in Mayfield Heights are Corporate Park, a retail district, which offers a variety of shopping and dining options and nationally recognized chain stores.

Students living in apartments in Mayfield Heights may attend Ursuline College, Notre Dame College, Indiana Wesleyan University, the Cleveland Institute of Music or Lakeland Community College. There are virtually endless options for post-secondary education near Mayfield Heights.

Rentals in Mayfield Heights, OH and Cost of Living

Living in Mayfield Heights is very reasonably priced considering the quaint community and high-quality of life. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 4 points lower than the national average, food is 10 points higher and utilities are 4 points lower. Similarly, the average cost of rentals in Mayfield Heights is fairly low. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the median gross rent is $783. 

Mayfield Heights Attractions and Special Events

Many residents enjoy the annual Community Unity Days in Mayfield Heights. The weekend of rides, games, food and fun encourages members of the community to get together with others to celebrate Mayfield Heights. Other events in the community include the Something Russian Festival, Pumpkin Festival Hiram House Camp, Cleveland Asian Festival, Annual Microbrew Extravaganza, Bedford Strawberry Festival and FallFest: 18th Century Festival.

The Pumpkin Festival is one of the area’s older events and features a haunted hay maze, a pumpkin patch, food, entertainment, music, pumpkin carving demos and much more on 172 wooded acres.

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