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How It All Began

The land that is now the City of Fairview Park was first surveyed in the late 1700’s by General Moses Cleveland and his party of 49 others, agents for the Connecticut Land Company. They divided the land into ranges. The ranges were then numbered into townships. Township No. 7, Range 14 included the recognizable names of Fairview Park, Rocky River, West Park, Parkview, and most of Lakewood. The township was purchased in 1807 for $26.87.

In 1819, the 18 families who lived in Township No. 7 petitioned to have a name given to the place they lived. On February 24, 1819, their petition was granted and Rockport was born; appropriately named for the high, rocky embankments along the lakefront and along the sides of the Rocky River.

Despite being densely wooded with patches of quicksand and inhabited by a variety of creatures including bears, wolves, rattlesnakes, and the less ferocious deer and turkey, Rockport continued to grow, attracting pioneer families looking for a better life. Some of the early settlers in the area include the Anthonys, Bassetts, Eatons, Jordans, Masticks, Millards, and Spencers.

Rockport were considered “country” by the folks living in Cleveland. In  the early 1900’s, truck-farming was a way of life. More often than not, produce grown and poultry raised in Rockport were taken to the West Side Market for sale. Hence, the name of truck farming – trucking your harvest to market.


Village of Fairview

Individuality appeared to be a popular movement in 1910. A petition was once again sent to rename this area. Those living in the Fairview/Parkview area wanted to break away from Rockport and form their own community. On April 6, 1910, Goldwood Township was established. Within the year, 75 families petitioned to launch a new village. On September 10, 1910, Fairview Village received its official charter. The advent of Fairview Village divided Goldwood Township. The section along Center Ridge Road was absorbed into Rocky River. The southern section later incorporated as Parkview Village.

On August 7, 1913, the Fairview Village Council authorized the purchase of a Town Hall site for the sum of $700. On October 2, 1913, the Village purchased $499 worth of lumber and hired laborers to erect a Town Hall. This structure was used until late 1967 when a Municipal Center was constructed on the current site of City Hall.

In 1924, the Village purchased its first fire engine. This equipment was kept in a frame garage to the rear of the Town Hall until a fire station was constructed.


The Path to Fairview Park

In 1948, Fairview Village residents were urged by Mayor Bohlken to write the federal government for a post office. They found out that the village name needed to be changed because a Fairview, Ohio already existed. To comply with postal regulations, voters chose to rename Fairview Village as the Village of Fairview Park, so named for the fair view over the Metroparks. The first post office opened in November, 1949.

The Village of Fairview Park officially became the City of Fairview Park on September 5, 1951.

In the mid-1950s it became evident that home rule, which allowed for greater flexibility, was desirable and in November 1957, the voters elected a commission to frame a charter. The Charter of the City of Fairview Park was adopted effective January 1, 1959. The Charter called for a Mayor-Council form of government, which places responsibility for governmental policy with the City Council and administration on the Mayor.




Area: 4.5 Square miles in Cuyahoga County.

Population in 2012: 16,612

Population change since 2000: -5.5%

Population density: 3,538 people per square mile

Location: 10 miles southwest of Public square, Cleveland

Latitude: 41.44 N, Longitude: 81.86 W

Transportation: Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), 25 min to Public Square, Cleveland; North Olmsted Bus Line, 45 min to Public Square, Cleveland.

Nearby Access Routes: Rt. 20; I-480; I-71; SR 10 & 17.

Education: Fairview Park City School District

Education Information:  Fairview Park Board of Education, 21620 Mastick Rd, Fairview Park, Oh 44126. (440) 331-5500.

General Characteristics: A variety of homes ranging from smaller Cape Cods and colonials to luxurious homes located on spacious valley lots.  Less than 5% of the homes are under 10 years of age.  Few condominiums and an adequate supply of apartments.

Recreation:  2 parks operated by the city; 1 public pool; tennis courts; 3 public golf courses; fishing; summer recreation program for children; soccer.

For City Information:

Mayor Eileen Patton: 20777 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126, 440-356-4411

City Hall: Main Phone: (440) 333-2200

Post Office: 22350 Brookpark Rd, Fairview Park, OH 44126, (440) 734-2166                                                                      


Enjoy your new Neighborhood!

Fairview Park City Schools

Board of Education
21620 Mastick Rd #A
Fairview Park, OH 44126
1.75 mi (3 min) Driving



Fairview Park Early Education          Gilles-Sweet Elementary School

(Preschool-Kindergarten, Day Care)                 (Grades 1-6)

21620 Mastick Rd #B                                            4320 W. 220th Street

Fairview Park, OH 44126                         Fairview Park, OH 44126

(440) 331-5500                                                      (440) 356-3525

1.75 mi (3 min) driving                                         .40 mi (55 sec) driving


Lewis F. Mayer Middle School              Fairview High School

(Grades 7 & 8)                                                         (Grades 9-12)

21200 Campus Drive,                                           4507 W. 213th Street

Fairview Park, OH 44126                         Fairview Park, OH 44126

(440) 356-3510                                                      (440) 356-3505

1 mi (2 min) driving                                               .88 mi (2 min) driving





First Federal Savings & Loan                                         Keybank

22380 Lorain Rd                                                     4425 W. 220th Street

Fairview Park, OH 44126                         Fairview Park, OH 44126

(440) 716-9708                                                      (440) 734-0200


Charter One Bank                                      Huntington Bank

22591 Lorain Rd                                                     21593 Lorain Rd

Fairview Park, OH 44126                         Fairview Park, OH 44126

(440) 734-0800                                                      (216) 515-0012



Chase                                                            Fifth Third Bank    
22260 Center Ridge Rd                                         20220 Center Ridge Rd

Rocky River, OH 44116                                        Rocky River, OH 44126   

(440) 333-4050                                                      (440) 331-6800





Fairview General Hospital                                 Lakewood Hospital

18101 Lorain Rd                                                     14519 Detroit Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44111                                            Lakewood, OH 44107

(216) 476-7000                                                      (440) 521-4200


St. John/Westshore                                              Southwest General

29000 Center Ridge Rd                                         18697 E. Bagley Rd

Westlake, OH 44145                                             Middleburg Hts, OH 44130

(440) 835-8000                                                      (440) 826-8000


Cleveland Clinic                                                     MetroHealth Medical Center

9500 Euclid Avenue                                               2500 MetroHealth Dr

Cleveland, OH 44106                                            Cleveland, OH 44109

(216) 444-2000                                                      (216) 398-6000


University Hospitals of Cleveland

11100 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 844-1000



Shopping Malls


Westgate Mall                                                       Rockport

West 210th & Center Ridge Rd                            Wooster & Center Ridge Rd

Rocky River, OH 44116                                        Rocky River, OH 44116


Great Northern Mall                                            Fairview Centre

Great Northern Blvd. & Brookpark Rd. West 215th & Lorain Rd

North Olmsted, OH 44070                                  Fairview Park, OH 44126



Grocery Stores/Supermarkets


Giant Eagle                                                              Heinen’s Supermarket

21593 Lorain Rd.                                                                19219 Detroit Rd

Fairview Park, OH 44126                                     Rocky River, OH 44116

440-356-3666                                                                     440-331-3830


Marc’s Deep Discount Store                                          Giant Eagle

21660 Center Ridge Rd.                                                    22160 Center Ridge Rd

Rocky River, OH 44116                                                    Rocky River, OH 44116

440-356-6240                                                                     440-333-7610


Earth Fare                                                                            Save-A-Lot

3450 Westgate                                                                   23100 Lorain Rd

Fairview Park, OH 44126                                     Fairview Park, OH 44126

440-356-2262                                                                     440-716-0927



21329 Center Ridge

Rocky River, OH 44116




Fairview Park                                                                     Rocky River

4449 W. 213th Street                                                         1600 Hampton Avenue

Fairview Park, OH 44126                                     Rocky River, OH  44116

440-333-4700                                                                     440-333-7610



Senior Center                                                                     Recreation Center

Fairview Park Senior Center                                          The Gemini Center

20769 Lorain Road,                                                           21225 Lorain Road,

Fairview Park, OH 44126                                                Fairview Park, OH 44126

440-356-4439                                                                     440-356-4444