North Ridgeville is a city located along the eastern border of Lorain County, Ohio. The city's population was 35,552 in 2020. North Ridgeville is the fastest-growing city in northern Ohio. It has been ranked the 13th safest city in the United States and the safest in Ohio.
Located 8 miles (13km) from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and 18 miles (29km) west of downtown Cleveland, North Ridgeville is the third-largest city in Lorain County and the 37th most populous city in Ohio.
North Ridgeville is home to a 350,000 square foot Riddell production and distribution center, where National Football League and NCAA helmets and pads are produced. It is also home to a campus of Lorain County Community College and a branch of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
The first settlement of what is now North Ridgeville was made in 1810. The village was named for a ridge near the original town site.
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