Parma Heights was incorporated as a village in 1911 with a population of less than 300. The village was declared a city on January 10, 1957 with a population of more than 3,900. In the 2000 census there were 21,629 people living in Parma Heights, Ohio.
The City of Parma Heights, Ohio is a city of fine suburban living. There is a diverse mix of young, middle age, and senior residents. The city's exceptional Safety, Services, and Recreation Departments keep residents more than happy to stay where they are.
To quote Mayor Martin K. Zanotti, "Parma Heights is a great place to rear a family and a wonderful retirement community. Our town wisely balances all the needs of contemporary life. We have beautiful churches, sound schools, both public and parochial, recreation designed for residents of all ages, housing that meets the needs of all families and safety and service that is envied by other communities."
The city is only 4.4 square miles in size. Because of it's small size and the areas allocated to residential living, the business district is also small. Don't let the size fool you though. There are many types of businesses in Parma Heights from Giant Eagle grocery store to Marc's Discount, and all types of specialty businesses. Follow this link to see a listing of the many businesses in the City of Parma Heights.
There is always something to do for entertainment right around the corner. From broadway caliber shows at the Paul W. Cassidy Theater, to Bowling, Golfing, shopping, fine dining as well as the traditional fast food places, a frozen custard stand, karaoke and sports bars, and long walks or rides in the Cleveland Metro Parks along Big Creek Parkway. The city really does have something to offer just about anyone who cares to visit or live here.
The real estate market in Parma Heights is slow at the moment as in most cities. Our homes have amazingly retained much of their value over the past 3 years even though the greater Cleveland area in general has declined. There are hundreds of rental apartments in the city and the average price of homes remains between $95,000 and $140,000. Of course there are some lower priced homes as well as higher priced homes in the area. All in all with the nationwide housing price declines and foreclosures, I for one am glad to have bought in Parma Heights.
For more in-depth demographics please see City-Data's page on Parma Heights, Ohio.