Parma, OH Real Estate Market
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The second-largest city in Cuyahoga County, Parma is situated on the southern border of Cleveland. Originally known as Greenbrier in reference to the local foliage, it was subsequently renamed after Parma, Italy when a prominent local citizen returned from an Italian trip and pointed out similarities between the two areas. Parma existed first as a township, then as a village, and finally as the thriving city that it is today.
Parma encompasses an area of just over 20 square miles, which includes several notable points of interest. The oldest structure in the city is the Henninger House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It dates back to 1849 and is currently undergoing renovations that will preserve it for future generations to enjoy. Another site from the same period is the Stearns Homestead, a farm from the 1850s which offers guided tours, animal demonstrations, museums, and regular farmers markets.
The Ukrainian Village and the Polish Village are two pedestrian-oriented commercial districts that host a variety of small shops and family-owned businesses. Both areas stage a variety of regular cultural events, such as annual parades and festivals. Residents who want to get away from it all can take advantage of the West Creek Reservation, a part of Cleveland’s Metroparks system, whose 324 acres offer opportunities for hiking, bicycling, picnicking, and birdwatching.
One of Parma’s largest employers is General Motors, whose Parma Metal Center plant processes more than 1,000 tons of steel every day. University Hospitals Parma Medical Center is another prominent local institution, as well as one of the leading cardiac care facilities in Ohio. The former Parmatown Mall is being reconfigured as a new open-air shopping center, called The Shoppes at Parma, which will offer a total of 120,000 square feet of space for stores.
The youth of Parma attend classes in the Parma City School District. Its three middle schools and three high schools enjoy a friendly rivalry and settle their differences at Byers Field, a shared multi-purpose stadium with seating for 12,750. Parma is also home to one of three campuses of Cuyahoga Community College, whose 200-acre campus provides an education for more than 10,000 students every term.
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