The city is administered by Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan who is also the Safety Director. The mayor is responsible for carrying out the laws of the city, and overseeing the employees and operations of the city government.
University Heights is an historic inner ring suburb in the heart of the east side of Greater Cleveland. We are located ten minutes east of University Circle, the scientific, medical, and cultural center of Northeastern Ohio. We are ten minutes west of the I-271 corridor, lined with corporate headquarters, office parks, retail, restaurants, and other attractions. We are twenty minutes from the jobs, sports, and entertainment of Downtown Cleveland.
Our city’s namesake, John Carroll University, is one of twenty-eight Jesuit universities in the United States. JCU is a leader in undergraduate and graduate education, our city’s largest employer, and an asset to the region.
Every home in our city has a similar look, yet each is unique. Beginning in the west, our homes are primarily pre-war colonials and neocolonials featuring brick and sandstone, extending to the east with several streets of post-war midcentury modern homes. Our manageable yards lend themselves to creative gardening. As one of the three longest running Tree City USA cities in Cuyahoga County, our tree lined streets and urban canopy have been recognized as leading the region for the past forty years.
We offer the best attributes of urban living in a suburban setting. Our streets are quiet, our neighborhoods are walkable and bikeable, our neighbors are friendly. City amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts, a public park with modern playgrounds and a multi-purpose perimeter path. We hold summer events including the oldest and largest Memorial Day parade on the east side of Cleveland, a summer concert series, yoga in the park, among others. We share an independent library system with the city of Cleveland Heights, with a fully renovated and reimagined modern library in our city. We share a public school district with Cleveland Heights, with the board office and two public elementary schools situated within or along our city borders. Our “new” high school retains the best features of early twentieth century classical architecture while containing the contemporary features of the newest leading public schools, certain to nurture our budding artists, scientists, and athletes. Our private schools offer the best in private and parochial education. Leaders in all fields are graduates of our public and private schools.
By the numbers: The median age of University Heights residents is 29.8 years old, while 10.3% of our population is age 65 or older. Our population as of the 2010 census was 13,539. Our diverse community reports itself as 73.9% white, 20.6% black or African American, 2.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.1% Asian, 0.1% Native American, and 8.0% foreign born. Among residents age 25 or older, 57% hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Our mean travel time to work is just 21.9 minutes. Our median household income is $65,143.
For decades we were known as The City of Homes, then The City of Beautiful Homes. As you look around our city today, you will see why University Heights is So Much More than Home.
Welcome to University Heights!
Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan