Strongsville, otherwise known as the "Crossroads of the Nation," is an affluent community where and I-71 intersect. The city is close to Cleveland and features several metroparks such as Bonnie Park, Ranger Lake and Mill Stream Run that provide a natural oasis in this quiet, suburban town. If you're looking to rent an apartment in a neighborhood with great schools, access to the cultural and shopping centers of Cleveland as well as plenty of recreational spaces, this is the place for you.
Founded as a township in 1818, Strongsville became a village in 1923 and finally a city and suburb of Cleveland in 1961. Today, the community's population surpasses 45,000, and serves as a beacon of outdoor recreation, history and cultural events for the area.
If you're an outdoor sports fan, you can rent an apartment near the Mill Stream Run Reservation, which offers places to go horseback riding, running and hiking. If you prefer observing nature, you'll be able to visit the Gardenview Horticultural Park and its extensive gardens. The Preserve of Strongsville is the area's only nationally recognized nature preserve and offers the opportunity to view wildlife such as peregrine falcons and bald eagles.
Families renting apartments in Strongsville will find plenty to see and do in the area. You can rent a place near the Southpark Mall or one of the many parks with playgrounds. Cleveland is just a short drive away where the kids can explore the Great Lakes Science Center or see a Cleveland Indians professional baseball game.
Transportation within the community is primarily by car. If you want to go into downtown Cleveland, you can drive to one of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority park-and-ride stations. Commuting to downtown Cleveland is easy due to I-80 and I-71 running through the city.
If you're finishing an undergraduate degree or going to grad school, Strongsville is a convenient place to rent. You can attend college at the campus of Cleveland State University, which offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The campus of Cuyahoga Community College is also nearby. You can choose from one of the school's nearly 100 vocational, technical and associate's degree programs. Baldwin Wallace University is just a few miles outside of town in nearby Berea. This university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is known for its music conservatory.
The community's proximity to Cleveland as well as its own diverse economy makes this area an excellent choice for both living and working. The city's top three employers include the public school system, Medical Mutual of Ohio and Joann Fabrics, which has its corporate headquarters in the city. Other top employers in the community include those in the chemical and ceramics manufacturing industries as well as healthcare and education.