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Old 01-25-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Can anyone help me compare the differences in living in these very nice bedroom communities? I realize Solon and Chagrin have access to the sports teams and downtown life of Cleveland, which could be a big amenity difference, but what other livability factors come into play? Looks like the weather is marginally better in the Sylvania/Perrysburg areas by a few degrees on average and less cloudy/rainy days. Appears to be great schools in both areas, how about crime risk? What else?

Let's focus on these suburbs only please. All opinions are welcome. Thank you.

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Old 01-25-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Solon and Chagrin seem to have more trees and rolling hills. Sylvania/Maumee do have areas that are a little hilly and neighborhoods that are treed, but the area surrounding those towns are very flat and treeless from my experience (my best friend lives in Perrysburg).

Solon and Chagrin Falls have the Cleveland Metroparks nearby and they're wonderful.

Both areas have pretty good shopping access.

Here's a link to the Metro Parks.
Cleveland Metroparks
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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I would go with Solon and Chagrin Falls.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: NKY's Campbell Co.
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I'd take Solon or Chagrin Falls. As Cortland said, and I have had the same experience, NW Ohio is extremely flat. Of course, if you like flat vs. rolling hills, then the opposite would be in effect. However, Sylvania and Perrysburg would probably have less traffic. Still, the amenities with shopping and what comes with denser population in Solon/Chagrin Falls would outweigh most of what the Toledo suburbs would offer.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Chagrin Falls is probably one of the most beautiful places in Ohio.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Still, Sylvania is a very nice place to live.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Does anyone here have photos of the towns in question?
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Sylvania and Maumee are both very nice (i think Katie Holmes is from Sylvania), but i think Chagrin Falls (Bainbridge) and Solon are the clear winners in my mind.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Sylvania and Maumee are both very nice (i think Katie Holmes is from Sylvania), but i think Chagrin Falls (Bainbridge) and Solon are the clear winners in my mind.
It is hard to beat Chagrin Falls. I knew Katie Holmes was from the Toledo metro area, but had no idea exactly where.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: livin' the good life on America's favorite island
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I lived in Chagrin Falls for 5 years and absolutely loved the town. I have traveled to many towns as I consider myself a road warrier and I always felt Chagrin was one of the best towns in the midwest. Schools are tops and many excellent private schools nearby. Although one of the more expensive areas to live in Ohio, you won't find many cities with more picturesque and with the small town charm.
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