Chagrin Falls Ohio Real Estate and Community Profile
Chagrin Falls Ohio has a rich and storied history. The infamous cartoon creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson, hails from Chagrin Falls, OH. It is a beautiful, charming village 18 miles from Cleveland built around the famous Chagrin River "Falls" which draws numerous crowds to its site for fun, relaxation, shopping, and eating. The Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop overlooks the "Falls" and doles out thousands of ice cream cones, cans of popcorn, and other yummy treats each year and is an institution-it has been around since 1875! And the Chagrin Hardware store has been going strong since 1857!
The Village of Chagrin Falls has approximately 4,000 residents. It is one of 12 communities that is nestled within the beautiful Chagrin Valley. In the heart of the Village is a lovely retail area filled with locally-owned shops including the Fireside Bookshop, which has been an independent bookstore for over 40 years. There are also fine restaurants, including the Gamekeeper's Taverne and Hunan by the Falls. The Village is also home to the restored Inn of Chagrin Falls and the exciting Chagrin Valley Little Theater, which entertains residents and people from all over the area every year.
The Chagrin Valley Recreation Center provides residents with numerous recreational opportunities from swimming to tennis to basketball. And there is also the Chagrin Valley Roller Rink which hosts parties and provides lessons to people of all ages. Last, but certainly not least, is the beautiful South Chagrin Reservation which is part of the incredible Cleveland MetroParks "Emerald Necklace" comprised of 22,000 acres of natural beauty that surrounds Cleveland. The Reservation includes 19 hiking trails, bridle trails, fishing, picnic areas, as well as the nearby Polo Fields which hosts the nationally recognized Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic each summer.
Chagrin Falls Schools
This Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools includes students from the Village of Chagrin Falls, the Villages of South Russell and Bentleyville, and a portion of the Village of Moreland Hills, Bainbridge Township and Russell Township. There is one elementary, one intermediate, one middle, and one high school. The District's 2007-2008 Ohio ranking was Excellent with Distinction, which is the highest designation. In 2008, U.S. News and World Report chose Chagrin Falls High School as one of its "Top 100 Schools" in the nation. In addition, Cleveland Magazine chose the Chagrin Falls Schools as their #1 District (out of the 56 Northeastern Ohio Districts) in 2008.
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The homes for sale in Chagrin Falls Ohio are both old and new, but primarily old and has the charm of a quaint New England town. The natural beauty of the area, the meandering roads to get there, as well as the small-town feel of the downtown area makes Chagrin Falls Ohio a very unique place in the Greater Cleveland Ohio area. There are many Chagrin Falls Ohio homes currently for sale and prices are very attractive given the current Chagrin Falls real estate market, interest rates are low and the federal $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers makes buying a home in Chagrin Falls Ohio a fabulous opportunity in today's real estate market.
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