The town grew from a collection of farms to a community of small businesses, such as a quarry, blacksmith shop, mill, iron smelter, and pig farm. Until about 1950, the population was still small. Then, following World War II, returning war veterans looking for a good place to live began to move out from Cleveland and North Olmsted grew rapidly. The town was largely agricultural until about the 1960’s. Commercial building began to serve the new inhabitants who wanted a nearby place to shop. New schools were built to accommodate all of the new families with children. Today with a population of about 32,000, North Olmsted’s residents live in a community reflecting over two centuries of development and change.
North Olmsted is in the center of great shopping, vibrant businesses, and beautiful natural parks. You can visit the amazing shopping centers of Great Northern Mall and the Great Northern Plaza. The parks in the community offer many places to visit with plenty to do.
North Olmsted City School District is a highly rated, public school district located in North Olmsted, Ohio. It has 3,796 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.