Chagrin Falls

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Chagrin Falls is the home of beautiful waterfalls and dams along the river and has a reputation for appreciating art. Many events take place in this beautiful area every year, including art walks, car shows and flower festivals. The area’s boutiques and store salso add life to this wonderful village and is known for its historic architecture, varied restaurants, interesting antique shopping and art galleries, and its vibrant arts community.

History:

The Village of Chagrin Falls was discovered in the mid-19th century by the early settlers of Connecticut’s Western Reserve. These early residents were a largely religious group and several of the village’s churches, including the Methodist Church on Franklin Street, date back to this era. The town grew quickly around the falls, along which flour, woolen, and paper mills developed as well as a foundry.
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Chagrin Falls

Business owners and tradesmen built elaborate brick homes in a variety of styles. Many of these mid-19th century homes have been restored to their original glory and several are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Shopping in Chagrin Falls:

Chagrin Falls is known for its interesting shopping, most of which is located along Main and Franklin Streets. Shops include numerous antique stores and art galleries, a Mario’s spa, the Fireside Book shop, Cuff’s menswear, Chico’s, the Village Herb Shop, Chagrin Fine Jewelry, Geiger’s Ski Sport Haus, and Mountain Road Cycle.

Restaurants:

Chagrin Falls is home to a number of fun and tasty eateries. Among them are:

  • Gamekeeper’s – The Village’s meeting place and home to one of the best patios in greater Cleveland
  • Dink’s – A friendly village diner on Main Street.
  • Rick’s Cafe – Live music, tasty food, and wines by the glass make this a neighborhood favorite
  • Joey’s – A casual Italian eatery on Main Street
  • Hunan by the Falls – Elegant Chinese fare
  • Yours Truly – A friendly, family restaurant, sister to the Yours Truly on Shaker Square

The Arts in Chagrin Falls:

In addition to the numerous art galleries in town, Chagrin Falls is home to the Chagrin Valley Little Theater, a popular community theater; the Valley Art Center, a community non-profit facility that provides exhibit space and classes in a variety of art media; and the Chagrin Falls Historical Society.

Staying in Chagrin Falls
The Inn of Chagrin Falls is a charming circa 1927 inn, located adjacent to Gamekeeper’s Restaurant and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and the falls. The 15-room inn is decorated in period furniture and some units feature a fireplace and/or a Jacuzzi tub. About 15 minutes from Chagrin Falls, in Solon, are several corporate hotels, including the Hampton Inn  and the Homewood Suites.