Seven Hills is a residential city located south of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. It was incorporated first as a village in 1927, and then as a city in 1961.
Home to nearly 12,000 people, the city lets its residents enjoy the comforts of quiet and laid-back neighborhoods while also having all the luxuries of the big city life.
Seven Hills has a good mix of colonial, traditional homes and new construction properties with modern and Mediterranean influences. The neighborhoods in the city are characterized by large and lush trees and paved sidewalks.
The city is known for communities that grow their bonds through a variety of events and festivals. From children’s programs to sports leagues, fitness classes, and dancing parties, residents in the city will not run out of opportunities for recreation.
Homes in the city are zoned to highly-ranked schools under the Parma City School District.
Residents here have a wide array of options when it comes to parks, amenities, shopping and dining establishments, and entertainment venues.
Nearly 6,000 people are part of Seven Hills’ workforce. About 85.2% of employees in the city work in white-collar jobs.
About 14% of workers in the city are employed in management occupations, 13.3% hold office and administrative support occupations, and 10.7% work in sales and related occupations.
Seven Hills has a high population of families with children and a median age of 52. About 36% of adults in the city have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree.
White residents make up about 95% of the city’s total population. This is followed by Asian residents accounting for 1.6% of the city’s total population, and African American residents accounting for 1.48%.
In Seven Hills, the climate is cold and temperate. Over the year, the temperature typically varies in the city from 21°F to 81°F and is rarely below 6°F or above 89°F.
The warm season lasts for four months – from May to September – with average daily high temperatures above 72°F. The most pleasant months of the year for Seven Hills are June, August, and September – perfect for enjoying the outdoors, exercising and exploring more than 52 highly-rated walking and bike trails.
Seven Hills is a city with a significant rainfall. The annual average rainfall is 37.4 inches. January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging 25.3°F.
Based on historical earthquake events and the city’s specific location, the odds of experiencing an earthquake or paying for earthquake damage in Seven Hills are 84% higher than the state’s average.
Seven Hills residents are also likely to experience tornado events, especially considering how commonplace wind storms are in this area of Ohio. However, Seven Hills is less likely to have tornado events with a magnitude of 2 or above than other Ohio cities.
Flash floods, heavy rainfall, and serious winter weather are also associated with this region of the United States.
Commuter Travel Behavior
The average one-way commute in Seven Hills takes about 24.9 minutes. This is shorter than the US average commute time of 26 minutes.
About 90% of employees in the city drive their own cars to get to their offices. 5% of residents carpool while 3.44% work from home.
Seven Hills is located near major roads that include the OH-176, I-77, I-480, Broadview Road, and Panorama Drive.
Driving from the city to Cleveland takes about 20 minutes. Bus rides for the same route take about 38 minutes.
Seven Hills has a lower crime rate than 86% of other U.S. cities and towns. The violent crime rate per 1,000 residents is 0.26, and the city’s overall crime rate per 1,000 residents is 4.81.
To compare, the statewide odds of being a victim of a violent crime are 1 in 357, and odds in Seven Hills are 1 in 3,885. The chances of experiencing a property crime in this city are 1 in 220, which stacks favorably against Ohio’s average of 1 in 46.
Centrally located Seven Hills neighborhoods tend to have more preferable crime rates than neighborhoods situated south of Hillside Road.
Seven Hills is governed by the mayor and a 7-member city council.
As the city’s legislative authority, the council is responsible for enacting ordinances and resolutions to provide for city services. The city council also adopts an annual budget and makes appropriations for essential programs. The council meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Seven Hills is served by the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber helps local businesses thrive and succeed by facilitating successful partnerships with the government and community organizations. The chamber also leads efforts to attract more investors to the city by opening opportunities for local businesses to improve their leadership and services. The chamber is committed to protecting business interests and fostering economic development.
As the city’s chief representative, the mayor must see to it that laws and ordinances are properly enforced. The mayor also leads programs that engage residents and encourage them to cooperate in government initiatives. The mayor presides over all council meetings. The mayor also ensures that all efforts are taken to address residents’ complaints and take action to improve city services.
Of the Nearly 12,000 people living in Seven Hills, 48.3% of the residents are male and 51.7% are female. The majority of the residents are seniors aged 65 years and over at 27%. Those who are aged 35 to 54 years comprise 22%. The median age here is 52 years.
Seven Hills’ population is shrinking at a rate of -0.13% yearly. Since 2010, the area’s population has declined by -0.92%.
Seven Hills covers over 5 miles, with about 2,365 people per square mile.
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In terms of racial make-up, white residents account for 93.1% of the total population. This is followed by African American residents who comprise 3%, and Asian residents who make up 2.8%. Many residents of Seven Hills also have German, Irish, Slovak, Italian, and Polish descent.
English is the language spoken by the majority at 87.2%. 4.5% speak Russian, Polish, or other Slavic languages while 3.8% speak other Indo European languages.
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Seven Hills is known for its large population of college-educated adults and an excellent public school district.
More than 2,000 or 36% of adults aged 25 and over in the city have bachelor’s degrees, around 800 or 8% have associate degrees, and 1,100 or 12.3% earned graduate degrees. 21% of the adults are college graduates, and 29.6% finished high school.
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Schools serving Seven Hills are under the jurisdiction of the Parma City School District.
The district manages 14 schools that cater to more than 10,300 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
The PCSD is committed to academic and athletic programs that challenge students to pursue excellence and prepare them to understand and adapt to local and global contexts. The district is known for state of the art learning tools and practices that motivate students to take advantage of opportunities for growth.
The district offers STEM programs that harness students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills. There is also a focus on building a strong foundation for early and high-quality literacy instruction.
The district helps students prepare for college and beyond by giving them access to career and technical pathways programs and job training programs.
PCSD also has various programs for gifted students and students with special needs.
The district is also known for rigorous athletic programs that give students opportunities to participate in interscholastic sports that include basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, and football.
The real estate market in Seven Hills remains stable as the city is home to a good mix of affordable and luxury housing options.
The median home value in the city is $199,713. This represented an increase of 30.5% from the median home value of $153,000 recorded in 2014. Between 2018 and 2019, the median property value in the area grew by 6.5%, from $182,000 to $194,000.
The median list price of homes in the area is $218,000 and the median list price per square foot is $118. On average, homes in Seven Hills sell after 50 days on the market.
Over the last ten years, the annual appreciation rates in the city averaged 1.40%.
About 67% of homes in the area are valued between $114,000 to $228,000. About 22.4% of properties are valued between $229,000 to $343,000.
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Homes for Sale
Seven Hills is a residential city with more than 4,900 homes and apartments. 92.5% of residents in the area own their homes.
The majority of housing units in the area are single-family homes accounting for about 96.5%. Other housing options include townhomes accounting for about 2.3%, and small apartment buildings accounting for about 1.5%.
About 60% of homes in the area were built between 1940 to 1969. There is also a significant number of homes that were built between 1970 to 1999, and a few that were constructed from 2000 to the present.
Seven Hills has a good mix of architectural styles and designs – ranging from traditional and colonial ranch-styles to modern brick homes and contemporary houses with Mediterranean influences.
Most of the homes in the city feature three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. Newer construction homes have amenities that include luxury vinyl plank flooring, gourmet kitchens, energy-efficient features, and two car garages.
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Nearly 6,000 people make up Seven Hills’ workforce. 85.2% of workers hold white-collar jobs, and several hold positions in management, office and administrative support, and sales.
Around 5% of residents in the city are unemployed, and the poverty rate trends at 6.2%. The median household income in Seven Hills is $79,735, and the per capita income is $39,188. A resident in Seven Hills earns an average annual salary of $68,787.
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Cost of Living
Based on the U.S. average of 100, the cost of living in Seven Hills is 90.2. Although living in this city is slightly more affordable than the national average, Seven Hills’s estimated cost of living tracks as being more expensive than Ohio’s average rate, which equals 82.6.
Notably, miscellaneous housing expenses and the $183K median home cost in Seven Hills both rank higher than Ohio’s averages. Grocery costs and transportation in this city also track as being more expensive than statewide averages.
However, healthcare in Seven Hills is about 5% more affordable than Ohio’s average estimate, and utilities are similarly more affordable in Seven Hills.
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Things to do
Seven Hills is home to about 30 established neighborhoods that are characterized by quiet streets and distinct architectural styles.
The city’s most luxurious neighborhoods include Bramblewood Estates, Crest, Crossview Acres, East Dawnwood Skyline Heights, Nemet, and Williamsburg Homes.
The median sales prices of homes in these neighborhoods range from $215,000 to more than $320,000. Bramblewood Estates is characterized by its neighborhood outdoor pool. Most of these neighborhoods feature large lot sizes and modern brick homes.
Neighborhoods that feature more affordable homes include Crest Valley, Farm Subdivision, Overlook, Charles Nemet, Hike Hewos Cricket Lane, and Penti.
The median sales price of homes in these neighborhoods range from $120,000 to $194,000. Homes in these areas have easy access to the city’s parks and recreation centers.
Neighborhoods that are nearest to schools are those that are located along Hillside Road, Broadview Road, Gale Drive, and Cheryl Ann Drive.