Independence, the “Heart of Cuyahoga County,” is a thriving community located eight miles south of Cleveland and twelve miles east of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The community enjoys easy access to major east-west and north-south interstate highways. Bordered on the east by the Cuyahoga River, Independence is fortunate to have the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, historic Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad accessible within its municipal limits.
Independence is a family-oriented small town of 7,100 residents that benefits greatly from its vibrant business districts. The city contains more than 4.5 million square feet of office space where approximately 25,000 people work each day. The robust business community enables Independence to offer its residents and corporate citizens access to top-notch public services, modern municipal facilities, superior infrastructure and quality schools. The city takes great pride in providing excellent services while consistently maintaining the lowest property tax rate of any municipality in Cuyahoga County.