Independence Real Estate
Independence is approximately 12 miles south of downtown Cleveland via I-77. Independence was organized as a Township around 1814. The first recorded resident is traced to 1818--Ichabod Lord Skinner, a young farmer, who, by 1834, owned 384 acres around "Skinner's Hill" (Schaff Road). Ichabod's youngest son, David P., built a brick home on "Skinner's Hill" that still stands today. Independence became a Village in April 1914, and a City in November 1960. In the early 1960's, LTV Steel's Technical Center became the first corporate office to locate within the City. With the construction of the I-77 and I-480 interchange at Rockside Road, Independence became a strategic location for growing and established businesses to occupy office space. Rockside Road became home to more regional and national companies than any other suburb in Greater Cleveland.
- Historical Bramley House (officially known as the Fuller Bramley House, built in 1853 by Jasper Fuller and completed in 1856 by Matthew Bramley, then lived in by four generations of the Bramley family) was opened as a museum in 2012. The first floor is used as a community meeting room, while the remainder of the house typifies the Western Reserve lifestyle in the 19th and early 20th century.
- The 25 & Alive program began in 1999 as a grass-roots movement among concerned parents in the community to address the issue of underage drinking. It involved all facets of the community - schools, churches, City government, the business community, parents and teenagers. In 2002, the mission expanded from focusing solely on underage drinking to include social issues facing parents and children of all ages, including bullying, Internet safety, drug and sexual experimentation, and character development.
- The Independence Local School District operates Independence Primary School, Independence Middle School, Independence High School, and St. Michael's Catholic School. Independence is also home to the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.
- Population approx. 7,000 per 2010 census
For more information on Independence, visit http://www.independenceohio.org/