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Chagrin Falls

Chagrin Falls is on the eastern edge of Cuyahoga County and is named for the Chagrin River and its natural waterfalls that run through the center of town. This historic Village is home to 4081 residents who take pride in their community’s historic architecture and charming downtown with unique boutiques and restaurants.

Chagrin Falls started out as a mill town, with the waterfalls and Chagrin River harnessed to run enterprises ranging from saw mills, flour, woolen and paper mills, foundries and factories. Chagrin Falls was laid out in 1837. Its home to one of the country’s oldest community theaters and has a community recreation center. Chagrin Falls’ most famous residents were Tim Conway and Calvin and Hobbes creator, Bill Watterson. Median home value is $335,600 and median income is $86,607.

The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District serves the villages of Chagrin Falls, South Russell as well as Bentleyville and part of Moreland Hills. It has an A rating from the Ohio Department of Education and is ranked #3 in the state. 2051 students attend its elementary, intermediate, middle or high school. More information is available at

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