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About Broadview Heights

Broadview Heights is a midsize suburban city in the Cleveland metro area, in the northeastern region of Ohio. Many families are attracted to the community for its highly-rated schools, which have won a number of academic awards and sports championships over the years. Other family-friendly amenities include its numerous parks, safe neighborhoods, local events and community garden.

The History of Broadview Heights

Native Americans originally inhabited the land where Broadview Heights now stands. In the early 1800s, surveyor Seth Paine was sent to the area by Colonel John Breck. His task was to begin preparations for the community of Brecksville Township, which would later become Broadview Heights. At the time, the township encompassed modern-day Broadview Heights, Brecksville and North Royalton.

The community got off to an excellent start, welcoming major industrial development. By 1840, it was home to a tannery, a cheese factory, four saw-mills, three distilleries and a number of grist-mills. The town even had a local switchboard, allowing telephone communication with neighboring communities. In 1926, Broadview Heights was officially incorporated.

Jobs in Broadview Heights

If you’re going to be joining the Broadview Heights workforce, you’ll want to know the best places to start your job hunt. Although the community is near enough to Cleveland for a daily commute of less than a half-hour, you can also find job prospects within Broadview Heights city limits.

The city’s major employers span a variety of industries, which is good news for job seekers of all professional backgrounds. Among the largest employers are Southwestern American Financial, Ohio Caterpillar, the city of Broadview Heights, Brecksville-Broadview Heights School System and Family Heritage Insurance.

Broadview Heights Schools

The majority of schools in the city are part of Brecksville-Broadview Heights School System, which is among the best-rated districts in not just the region but the nation. There are a few private campuses in Broadview Heights as well, including a Catholic school and a campus for children with special learning needs.

Resources for Moving to Broadview Heights

Here’s some handy information to help you prepare for your move to Broadview Heights:

  • Utilities: Major utilities providers in Broadview Heights include the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co., Dominion East Ohio Gas and Cleveland Water.
  • Garbage and Recycling: Rumpke Refuse provides trash collection services for residential areas of Broadview Heights.
  • Transportation: The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation options throughout the metro area.

Broadview Heights Housing

Although Broadview Heights’ home prices have been steadily rising, they’re still just slightly higher than the national average. You can find a variety of home styles throughout the city, including ranch-style, traditional two-story homes and split-levels. There are also plenty of rental options, including apartments and single-family homes.