Introduction to Brecksville, Ohio
Brecksville, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 7 miles SE of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 12 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cleveland metropolitan area. Approximately 20 minutes from Downtown Cleveland and Akron www.brecksville.oh.us
The area presently known as Brecksville was first settled in 1811. It was named after Colonel John Breck who purchased parts of the land in 1807. Seth Payne, the land agent of Colonel Breck, was one of the early settlers of Brecksville. In 1921, the village of Brecksville was formed. Later, in 1960, Brecksville was reincorporated as a city.
Brecksville and nearby Attractions
Things To Do In Brecksville
You can enjoy a day trip to the Brecksville Reservation. Facilities for picnics are available at the Meadows Picnic Area, Plateau Picnic Area, Harriet Keeler Memorial Picnic Area, and Chippewa Picnic Area. It is worth visiting the Jaite Mill Historic District and Squire Rich Historical Museum. During your leisure, you can enjoy shopping at the Brecksville Shopping Center.
Burke Lakefront Airport is close to the city. Cleveland Hopkins Airport is 30 minutes away. Cleveland RTA and Akron Metro bus lines converge in Brecksville at the VA Medical Center off Brecksville Road. This gives easy access to either Cleveland or Akron and outlying areas without having to drive
Brecksville shares a school system with its neighboring city, Broadview Heights. There are three elementary schools (Hilton Elementary, Highland Drive Elementary, Chippewa Elementary), an intermediate school (Central School), a junior high school, and a high school in the system
Baldwin - Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, and Cleveland State University are the nearest colleges and universities.