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Living

Welcome to the Village of North Randall. Established in 1908, North Randall has a rich and enduring history of generational families and business. The village may be small, but it has worlds of wonderful experiences to offer. From the parks and libraries of Cuyahoga County to the businesses that call North Randall home, the Village is a place where anyone can prosper. It is a place of community, culture, history, and so much more. We hope you love the Village of North Randall as much as we do. Welcome!

Education

The Village of North Randall is dedicated to providing the best education possible for our younger residents. North Randall, along with Warrensville Heights and the Village of Highland Hills, make up the Warrensville Heights School District (WHSD). WHSD is dedicated to preparing its students for their future so that they can be successful and prosperous in everything that they do. With STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum, WHSD focuses on finding students’ passions and encouraging them to hone in on their skills to better themselves and their chances of being successful in their futures careers.

WHSD Statistics and demographics:

  • Approximately 1,700 prek-12 graders
  • 56% Male, 46% Female
  • 92% African American, 5.3% White, 1.4% Hispanic, 3% Other
  • Graduation rate: 76.9%
  • Student Teacher Ratio- 17:1
  • 5 buildings
    • Warrensville Heights High School
    • Warrensville Heights Middle School
    • Eastwood Elementary (4-5)
    • Westwood Elementary (3-2)
    • John Dewey Elementary (pre-kindergarden-1)
  • Board of Education
    • 4500 Warrensville Center Road
      Warrensville Heights, OH. 44128
    • Phone: (216) 865-4717

History

The area that we now know as North Randall originated as Plank Road Station in the 1800’s. With the opening of the Cleveland and Mahoning Railroad in 1857, settlers came from all over, opening the farming communities to expansion and rapid growth. In 1908, with the establishment of the Village, the North Randall Park Race Track was opened and soon gained a favorable reputation around the states. Due to the popularity of the track, North Randall’s main industry became the breeding and training of trotting horses. In 1925, the Thistledown Race Track was opened to accommodate the growing popularity of horseracing in the area. Thistledown eventually became home to the Ohio Derby, a highly anticipated race held every June. The North Randall Park Race Track was bought in 1960 and by 1975 it had been torn down and replaced with the Randall Park Mall, one of the largest shopping complexes in the country at the time. Since the mall’s closing date in 2009, the property has been bought by Amazon and construction on the new Amazon fulfillment center has begun. The center is predicted to be completed in 2018 and will employ over 2,000 North Randall and Cuyahoga County residents. The Amazon development along with the renovation of the Jack Thistledown Racino in 2016 has propelled North Randall forward as an up and coming community that will flourish for years to come.

Mayors

Bert Shank 1931-1940

Gertrude Penty 1940-1941

John O. Brown 1942-1946

David Duffy 1946-1951

Elmer Stenger 1948-1951

William Patterson 1952-1957

Frank Spremulli 1958-1999

Shelton Richardson 2000-2003

David Smith 2003-present

Police Chiefs

Frank Bosky

William Brucato

Donald Fiorilli

Angelo Centorbi 1987

David Davis 1995

Dan Dubsky 1998

David Davis 2005

Ronald Mosley 2008

Libraries

The Cuyahoga Public Library System is expansive with over 25 branches dispersed throughout Cuyahoga County. Each library is packed full of interesting books of all topics as well as videos, games, audio recordings and more. Not only do they have a plethora of entertainment options, certain locations also have advanced technology to help you with all of your creative and artistic projects. From sound recording booths, to 3D printers, these libraries have it all.Several branches also offer special programs and services such as after school homework help, Engage with Me, and Library2You services. The library system is dedicated to creating an educational, safe, and engaging environment for people of all ages. The library system hosts a number of events throughout the year that allow members to interact and engage with their community. With events such as children’s story time and book clubs, people of all ages can find something to enjoy about the Cuyahoga County Public Libraries.

Warrensville Heights Branch

4415 Northfield Road Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128
Phone 216.464.5280

Services

  1. Sound and Recording studios
  2. Passport processing and photo services
  3. MyCom: links communities to create youth programs that are educational, engaging, and affordable

Free after school homework help from 4:00-5:15 and 5:15-6:30

Garfield Heights Branch

5409 Turney Road Garfield Heights, Ohio  44125
Phone 216.475.8178

Services

  1. Innovation Center with 3D printing, laser engraver, and creative suite software
  2. Sound Video and Recording studios
  3. Offers free after school homework help from 4:00-5:15 and 5:15-6:30

Parks

The Cleveland Metroparks consist of over 23,000 acers of land spanning 18 connected reservations across the Greater Cleveland area. Each unique park location offers breathtaking natural views, miles of trails, and copious amounts of fun and educational activities year round. With pristine locations and a knowledgeable staff, experience nature as you never have before. For more information about the Cleveland Metroparks system, visit https://clevelandmetroparks.com/.

The Cleveland Metropark Zoo provides an educational environment for members of all ages. With exhibits such as the Rainforest, African Elephant Crossing, Australian Adventure and more, there is a place for everyone. In addition, for the past 20 years, the zoo has been working closely with several wildlife conservation groups in order to secure habitats for the wild animals that you know and love. By supporting the Cleveland Metropark Zoo, you are also supporting the safety and survival of thousands of animals around the globe. For more information about the Cleveland Zoo, visit https://clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo

Parks near North Randall

Garfield Park Reservation

South Chagrin Physical Fitness trail

Great Falls of Tinker Creek

Bedford Reservation

Rocky River Reservation

Health and Wellness

Hospitals

The Cleveland area is fortunate to have two of the nation’s leading medical care services. Both the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals lead the nation in patient care, research, and education. These hospitals offer knowledgeable staff members, specialized care and services, and locations all over Northeast Ohio for easy access and convenience.

University Hospital Ahuja Medical Center

3999 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: (216) 593-5500

Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

20000 Harvard Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Phone: (216) 491-6000

Gyms and Recreation Centers

The Village of North Randall has access to 2 phenomenal facilities within a few miles. The Warrensville Heights Family YMCA provides a safe and supportive environment to get active and stay healthy. There are several classes held weekly that provide fun ways to exercise. North Randall also has a Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness prides itself on being a judgement free zone, so it is the perfect place to work out no matter what stage of your health journey you are in.

Warrensville Heights Family YMCA

4433 Northfield Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44218
Phone: (216) 518-9622

Planet Fitness

4601 Northfield Road
North Randall, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 518-9100

Demographics

    • Population(2014): 1,011
      • Males: 462 (45.8%)
      • Female: 549 (54.2)
    • Median age (2016): 55.9 years
    • Median household income (2016): 35, 288
    • Median House/Condo value (2016): 85, 020
    • Median Gross rent (2016): 716 dollars per month
    • Percent high school graduate or higher: 85.1%
    • Amtrak Station Near North Randall: 200 Cleveland Memorial Shore way
      • 11 miles from north Randall
    • Colleges and Universities with over 2,000 students near North Randall
      • John Carroll University:
        • 4 miles from North Randall
        • Location: University Heights
        • Full time enrollment: 3,546
      • Case Western Reserve University:
        • 7 miles from North Randall
        • Location: Cleveland
        • Full time enrollment: 7,034
      • Cuyahoga Community College District:
        • 9 miles from North Randall
        • Location: Cleveland
        • Full time enrollment: 20,271
      • Cleveland State University:
        • 9 miles from North Randall
        • Location: Cleveland
        • Full time enrollment: 14, 161
      • Lakeland Community College:
        • 17 miles from North Randall
        • Location: Kirtland
        • Full time enrollment: 6,170
      • Baldwin Wallace University:
        • 17 miles from North Randall
        • Location: Berea
        • Full time enrollment: 3,699
      • Kent State University
        • 22 miles from North Randall
        • Location: Kent
        • Full time enrollment: 25,431

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