Statistics and Facts

How about testing your knowledge of Pepper Pike? For instance, did you know that:

  • Pepper Pike has been named a “Tree City USA” several consecutive years by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Among the requirements of this recognition: the city must maintain an annual tree budget of at least $2 per resident.
  • Lander Circle, at the intersection of Lander Road and Chagrin Boulevard, was once known as British Circle. The name probably derives from the arrival of new residents, the Jackson family from Yorkshire, England, in 1835.
  • Pepper Pike became a village in 1924. It wasn’t until 1970 that its population passed the 5,000 mark, thus allowing it to win formal recognition as a city under Ohio law.
  • In the late 1970s, the City of Pepper Pike adopted an ordinance requiring a voter referendum before any zoning changes can take place. To this day, it’s a key reason (along with a requirement that all houses must be built on at least a one-acre parcel of land) why Pepper Pike has maintained its largely bucolic nature
  • Moody’s, the prominent financial rating service, gives Pepper Pike an Aa1 bond rating, making the city one of only a handful in Ohio (and the only one in the state with a population under 10,000) to achieve that coveted rating.
  • For several years running, Pepper Pike has been the top recycler in Cuyahoga County, with about two-thirds of its residents taking part in recycling their waste materials.
  • The city’s police department manages to patrol every street in the city at least every eight hours.

For Pepper Historians

Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia on the internet that anyone can edit.  Over time, it has become an excellent source for information on almost any topic.  Currently there are 2,868,917 articles in english; one of which is Pepper Pike, OH.  For those in our community with a great deal of knowledge about our beautiful City, take the time to see what is written.  If you find an error, please correct it.  If you want to add additional information, please do so.  As Wikipedia asks of us, "Make a donation to Wikipedia and give the gift of knowledge!"

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