According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.8 km²), all of it land.
Independence is also the confluence of I-480and I-77. The I-77/I-480 interchange or the cloverleaf interchange as Clevelanders call it is the biggest interchange in Ohio. It was started in the 1960s with the construction of the Willow Freeway or I-77, in the late 1970s I-480 connected into I-77. This interchange is similar to interchanges in Los Angeles. The original 1939 cloverleaf is still in existence on Granger and Brecksville Roads. This is still in use today, but not by as many cars because of I-77.
Independence opens up Cleveland's urbaness from the Rockside/I-77 corridor all the way to Downtown Cleveland.
Independence is nicknamed Cleveland's Silicon Valley due to some high technology businesses call Independence home
Independence is the current home of the new Cleveland Cavaliers Training Facility
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