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Why the Townships of Ohio are Great Places to Find Your Forever Home

Michelle McQuade | April 20, 2022

Need a change of scenery? Enjoy township living at its finest when you find your forever home in Northeast Ohio, where you’ll find prime Cleveland real estate.

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Why Ohio townships are amazing places to live

  • Proximity to facilities and amenities – Many townships are located near shops, cafes, restaurants, and fitness studios, making it more convenient to shop for essentials, meet friends for lunch, and enjoy day-to-day living. Proximity to amenities will enable you to live a rich, full life without being car-dependent.
  • Relaxed pace of living – Proximity to offices and work hubs shortens the daily commute, putting the elusive work-life balance within reach of working professionals and business owners. Access to walking trails and green spaces also allows for outdoor recreation, which encourages physical activity and offers an opportunity to disconnect from the digital world.
  • Peaceful and scenic environment – Northeast Ohio’s natural scenery is second to none. Those who live here enjoy a peaceful environment with easy access to nature trails and parks. With relative peace and quiet, residents can relax and go about their day-to-day lives with little to no disruption.
  • Residents’ Welfare Association (RWA) – It’s common for Townships to have an RWA, with homeowners pooling cash for maintenance costs. This helps keep maintenance costs lower and more manageable for homeowners who want to keep their properties in good shape and who want to live in a clean and well-kept area.

Ohio townships to explore

Chagrin Falls is a primarily residential area with good schools and gorgeous homes. The community is also known for popular events like the Falls Art Festival and the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. As far as real estate goes, your options include single-family homes with Cape Cod, Colonial Revival, Bungalow, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Victorian architecture. Though known for 19th century homes, the community also offers a good selection of new construction homes to suit your taste.

Hunting Valley offers some of the largest residential properties in Northeast Ohio. The community’s five-acre minimum zoning ordinance allows for estate-style homes with expansive outdoor spaces and recreational facilities. Five-bedroom homes with tennis courts, heated pools, and landscaped gardens are the norm. The community also offers a wealth of architectural styles, including French Country, Tudor Revival, and Colonial Revival.

As one of the most affluent communities in Northeast Ohio, Hunting Valley attracts buyers who cherish their privacy and who have a taste for palatial homes. It is also among the most exclusive communities in the area with a population of just over 700.

Russell Township is another affluent community offering estate-style homes with outdoor patios and exquisite gardens. Here you’ll find homes in a variety of architectural styles, including Cape Cod, Colonial Revival, and Victorian. Residents have access to green spaces like the West Woods Park and a recreation area called West Geauga Commons.

Find Cleveland, Ohio homes today

If you’re drawn to township living in Greater Cleveland, call me, Michelle McQuade, at 440.823.2448 or send an email to michellemcquade(at)howardhanna(dotted)com to find the perfect home. As a years-long Chagrin Falls resident, I’d be happy to show you everything this place has to offer.

40 E. Washington St. Chagrin Falls, OH 44022