Solon (SOH - l - n) is a suburb of Cleveland and the second largest city in the Cleveland - Akron - Canton metropolitan area after Akron. It is home to more people per square mile than all the cities in Ohio combined and it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in North America with a population of more than 1.5 million.
The Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor runs for more than 5 miles through Painesville, Painesville Township and Concord Township. Most of the way follows the abandoned Baltimore and Ohio rail corridor through a mostly rural landscape, in places heavily forested, with a few small villages along the way. As shown in the graph below, the city borders the Ohio River to the north, Lake Erie to the east, Ohio State University to the west, Cleveland and Akron to the south, Cleveland to the north, Akron to the east, Solon to the west, and Columbus to the south.
The main road is SOM Center Rd., and the North-South Corridor is named accordingly SOM in conjunction with the communities north of it. It was founded in the early 20th century as part of the Baltimore-Ohio rail corridor that ran through Solon, Orange and Mayfield and was named after its former terminus on the Ohio State University campus. The Northern and Southern Corridors were built in the 1930s and 1940s as a result of a series of railway lines, the main line of which was named after its connection to the railways.
Solon Township comprises the communities of Solon, Orange, Mayfield and Orange Township, and the cities of Orange and Mayfields. A public square with a large public park and a number of public buildings was built in the centre of the city according to a traditional New England plan.
In 1850, the population was 1,034, and in 1857 the first public school in the village, Mahoning County High School, was opened. Railroadsa contributed to Solon's growth, but not as much as railroad did to the company's growth. In 1858, the railroad contributed to Solona's growth with the opening of a new station on the Ohio-Pennsylvania Railroad.
The Ohio Nickel Plate Trail runs from this point to a point south of Georgetown Road. US-422 enabled the construction of the Ohio - Ohio State Highway System in the early 1970s, which provided a corridor from Cleveland to Pennsylvania via Solon and Warren to Cleveland.
The Steel Mill Trail is part of the Bridgeway Trail, which is located in a picturesque forest park at the northern end of Solon. This limestone path is short and connects with the paths of the central and western branch. The middle branch of this path follows the middle branch of Nimishillen Creek, and the western branch runs along the west side of the path to a point south of Georgetown Road.
The Portage hiking and cycling trail stretches along the shore of Portage Lake at the northern end of Solon, north of Lake Erie. The Cleveland Metroparks Lake to Lake Trail connects the Lake Park Trail of Cleveland Metropolitan Park and Recreation District with the Lake Shore Trail, an asphalt waterfront path.
The Olde Muskingum Trail runs parallel to the Tuscarawas River and the Ohio - Erie Canalway at the northern end of Solon, south of Lake Erie. The Hoover Park Connector Trail is located in the heart of North Canton Ohio and winds through the Mahoning County Park and Recreation District, north of Cleveland.
The city's parks and recreation areas will total 9,734 hectares by 2019, and the city is surrounded by a 446 hectare regional metro park. Solon has more than 1,000 hectares of land planned as a city park and recreation area. There are 8,765 residential units, with a total of 2,865 residential units and 5,912 commercial units.
At the time of the 2010 Census 3, 6,769 families lived in the city, with a total of 2,865 residential units and 5,912 commercial units. The city is the most diverse in Cuyahoga County, with an estimated population of 1,076,000, and the city's ethnic makeup is more diverse than any other district in Ohio, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Solon Chamber of Commerce includes a grocery store, restaurant, art gallery and hotel.
Major employers include the Solon Chamber of Commerce, Ohio State University System and the University of Ohio. A leading international manufacturer of tunnel boring machines, General Electric Company, founded in 1952, is headquartered in Solons.
Solon was incorporated as a village in 1927 and operated under a mayor - the form of government of the municipal council. Solon became a city in 1929 under the jurisdiction of the Ohio State University System and the Ohio City Council. SOLON was incorporated as a village in 1928 and was under a mayor-council - form - government.