Olmsted Falls, Ohio is a city in Cuyahoga County, United States.
From the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History - Olmsted Falls, incorporated as a village in 1857 and as a city in 1961, is situated 14 miles southwest of Cleveland and occupies 3 square miles. It is bounded on the east by Berea, on the north by North Olmsted, and on the west by Olmsted Township. The early history of Olmsted Falls is closely tied to North Olmsted and Olmsted Township, all carved out of the original Olmsted township. The township got its name in 1829 from Aaron Olmsted, who acquired tracts of township land from the Connecticut Land Company in 1795. During the 1820s, a sawmill and a gristmill were built at the falls of the west branch of the Rocky River. In 1843, the town of Norris Falls was created at the center of the township, and in 1845 the town was renamed Olmsted Falls after the larger falls used for the mills. The village adopted the mayor-council form of government at incorporation. In 1849, the Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati Railroad was built through Olmsted Falls, benefitting the village. However, expansion slowed at the turn of the century and did not begin again until after World War II. Highway development and suburban migration contributed to Olmsted Falls' postwar growth. Its population grew steadily from 2,144 in 1960 to 5,868 in 1980, to 6,741 in 1990, to 7,962 in 2000, and to 9,024 in 2010. Olmsted Falls provides police and fire protection, several parks and picnic facilities, and summer recreational programs. A branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library System is located in Olmsted Falls.
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The Olmsted Communities
Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township are suburban communities located southwest of Cleveland, Ohio, with a combined population of approximately 18,500 residents. This picturesque and historic community is primarily residential, and the small town atmosphere provides an ideal area to raise families and is cherished by residents.
Downtown Cleveland is about 19 miles northeast and accessible by rapid transit or by driving via I-480 and I-71. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is nearby as is the International Exposition Center (IX Center) which houses exhibits year round. Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township are within easy driving range of major shopping centers, University Circle, Severance Hall, The Cleveland Clinic, Progressive Field, Quicken Loan Arena and the Lake Erie shores.
Olmsted Falls City Schools
Olmsted Falls City Schools prides itself on outstanding academic programs, modern facilities and well trained staff. The District, which currently serves more than 3,800 students (Pre-K through 12th Grade), consistently earns the Ohio Department of Education’s rating of Excellent on the annual school report card. Olmsted Falls City Schools is comprised of five school buildings – Olmsted Falls Early Childhood Center (PreK - K), Falls-Lenox Primary School (Grades 1-3), Olmsted Falls Intermediate School (Grades 4-5), Olmsted Falls Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Olmsted Falls High School (grades 9-12). The District is affiliated with the Polaris Joint Vocational School.