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Location: Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Nearest Major City: Cleveland, Ohio – 15 miles south of Downtown and north of Akron

Highways: I-71 is three miles west, I-77 is three miles east

Area Statistics
Area: 21.8 square miles
Population Information: City - 32,500 approximate


Government Information

Government type: 
Mayor 
President of Council / 6 Ward Council Representatives
City Charter


Safety Forces

Police: 39 Police Officers
Fire: 33 Firefighters - paramedic qualified
Fire Insurance Rating: 4 


Health Services

Closest Hospitals: 
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center (five miles north of city) 
Southwest Community General Health Center (eight miles northwest of city)


Schools

Public: 
North Royalton Public School System 
Brecksville-Broadview Heights Public School System
Private: Royal Redeemer LutheranSt. Albert the Great


Utility Providers

Electric Supplier: First Energy
Gas Supplier: Columbia Gas Company 
North Royalton is a member of the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC)
Water Supplier: City of Cleveland
Sewer: N.R. Waste Water TreatmentN.E.O.R.S.D.


Communication Providers

Possible providers: 
AT & T 
Time Warner Cable 
Wide Open West - WOW


Taxes

Local Income Tax: 2%
Collecting Agency - Regional Income Tax Agency
State Income Tax: Graduated
Real Property Tax: 69.24 effective tax rate
Assessed Valuation - 2009
Real Property: 822,123,940
Tangible Personal Property: No longer in place
Public Utility: 14,488,560
Total Assessed Value: 836,612,500


Public Transportation

RTA - Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 
#45-45A - Ridge Road current route and schedule 
#20 - West 25th and State Road 
#135 - Broadview - North Royalton
#145 York Road Flyer has been discontinued


Bond rating: Aa2
In May of 2010, Moody's Investors Service recalibrated the ratings of it's municipal clients. The City’s bond rating was adjusted from Aa3 to Aa2. The City's bond rating is important to the City in that it directly effects the cost at which the City can borrow funds.

Tax Incentives: Enterprise Zone Program contact Director of Development Thomas Jordan, 440-237-5484

The following employers (private and public) had the largest work forces within the City as of December 31, 2004 according to city records:

Employer  Nature of Activity or Business Approximate Number of Employees
North Royalton City Schools Public Education 541
Patrician Inc. Nursing Home 210
Giant Eagle, Inc. Grocery Store 205
The City Municipality 176
D&S Construction Inc. Excavating, utility construction 85
Valley Tool & Die Inc. Machining Fasteners 80
IMJ Gross Company Inc. Construction 35
Praxair Distribution Inc. Gas transmission and distribution 32
May Tool & Die Co. Conveyer belt and food processing machinery 30


Major Airports:
Cleveland Hopkins International, about 9 miles, 20 minutes
Akron-Canton Regional Airport, 31 miles, about 30 minutes

Regional Airports: 
Burke Lakefront (about 15 miles in Cleveland, OH)
Cuyahoga County (about 24 miles in Cleveland, OH)

Other public-use airports nearest to North Royalton:
Columbia (about 15 miles in Columbia Station, OH)
Medina Municipal (about 15 miles in Medina, OH)
Schmeltzer (about 15 miles in Akron, OH)

Amtrak Station near North Royalton:
13 miles: Cleveland (200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway)
Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

United States Postal Service:
North Royalton Branch, 13901 State Road #440-582-8963

Cuyahoga County Library:
North Royalton Branch, 5071 Wallings Road #440-237-3800