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Valley View is approx. 11 miles south of downtown Cleveland via I -77 S.

Valley View was incorporated as a village in 1919 after they broke away from Independence, Ohio, after an argument of the location of the schools. Its name refers to the Cuyahoga River valley, and the town includes part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio and Erie Canal. It is home to the Valley View Bridge that is on Interstate 480 and crosses the Cuyahoga River. The bridge is one of the major points that locals refer to as where the east side meets the west side of Cleveland.
 

  • The Ohio & Erie Canal, which was completed in 1827, allowed farmers in the Cuyahoga Valley to easily ship grain and other products to the growing markets in Cleveland and Akron. Water spilling over the canal’s locks also provided a new source of power for mills and factories. Water from Lock 37, in present-day Valley View, powered the millstones of Alexander’s Mill, which Andrew and Robert Alexander constructed in 1855 to serve local farmers. Now an Ohio & Erie Canal National Historic Landmark, Alexander’s Grist Mill is the last surviving grist mill in Cuyahoga County. Today it is Wilson Feed Mill and people can see vestiges of the mill’s long history, including the water-power system’s head-gates and turbines, in use until 1970. Thomas Wilson’s descendants still manage the mill today, which continues to operate as a popular valley business, selling animal feed and other farm products.
     
  • Hop on a train for a fabulous experience on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  • Valley View School District includes a High School, Junior High School, Intermediate School, Primary School, Preschool. The school district also includes nearby Cuyahoga Heights and Brooklyn Heights.
     
  • Population of just over 2,000 per 2010 census

 

For more information on the city of Valley View, visit http://www.valleyview.net/

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