Chagrin Falls

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Chagrin Falls is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States and is a suburb of Cleveland in Northeast Ohio's Cleveland-Akron-Canton metropolitan area, the 15th-largest Combined Statistical Area nationwide. The village was established and has grown around Chagrin Falls waterfall on the Chagrin River

The inspiration for the name “Chagrin Falls” is heavily debated. Some say it comes from the Indian name for the river, others say it derived from Moses Cleveland’s consternation at the river’s many sandbars and shallow areas. Others say it was named because the word Chagrin meant “clear” in local dialects. No matter what the source of the name, one thing is clear: Chagrin Falls has come to epitomize life in a village, not a suburb.

Chagrin Falls was incorporated as a Village in 1844. What began as a settlement of craftsmen from Massachusetts had grown to a commercial center with 9 separate mills, powered by the Chagrin River.

Today, Chagrin Falls residents enjoy a walkable and architecturally intriguing historic village with a natural waterfall and dam located in the center of town. The village lifestyle that defines Chagrin Falls is a source of community pride and a draw to visitors from around the world. The streets are committed to being pedestrian and cyclist friendly.

The community supports publicly shared green spaces located in the center of the community. Main street is supported by independently run businesses owned by locals.


The Chagrin Falls Historical Society

The Mission of the Chagrin Falls Historical Society shall be the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about Chagrin Falls and its vicinity.

The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce is committed to the enhancement of business and business growth within the Chagrin Valley.  We will serve as an effective advocate for the business community and will promote economic, cultural, and public interests.

Chagrin Falls Schools 

The Chagrin Falls School District is one of the highest-achieving districts in the state. After maintaining a rating of “Excellent with Distinction” by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for numerous years, our district has continued to reflect ongoing excellence in performance.

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