Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingB+
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Independence is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 7,156. Independence is in Cuyahoga County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Independence offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Independence and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Independence are highly rated.
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Independence was/still is a safe, family oriented neighborhood with many services/benefits for its residents. The recreation department has the best sports areas and best swimming pool in the nearby vicinity. People come from all over. Best 4th of July fireworks. Cleanest town. Police presence is everywhere. Restaurants are numerous. Everyone watches out for each other. Most people here never left. Grew up here, got married & stayed. Great school system, churches for many religions, homedays are a gathering of old & new residents who reunite. Fire department is prompt. Nightlife is plentiful. Take care of the elderly here. I could go on and on but will just say I am thankful for my amazing childhood and now at 55 come back is a blessing.
Independence is a very close-knit community, everyone knows everyone. The local school system is excellent and when problems arise within the community, things get done fairly quickly. However, the people in the community aren't as welcoming as you would expect.
I grew up here and came back when I got married. Raising two beautiful daughters and as happy as can be!