A Holiday Season in a Small Town

A Holiday Season in a Small Town

The holidays most always bring out the best in everything. It’s the one time of the year when “home” becomes the place we most want to be—celebrating with family and friends, reminiscing about the year about to come to an end and looking forward to what a new year will bring. Choosing the right location to “put down your roots” when thinking about where to live always starts with the community. With life and technology moving faster than one can keep up with, it’s almost hard to believe that there is a place where the community seems “untouched” by the fast-paced world spinning around it. But there is such a town, and it resides just a stone’s throw from the Cuyahoga border. Welcome to Richfield, Ohio.

With a population of just over 3,600 and an exact equal distance between downtown Cleveland and Akron, this small-town community founded in 1809 in Summit County was appropriately named for the richness of its soil. Measuring nine square miles from end to end, this quaint small town was declared the first “world” city in the U.S.A.

The Treasures of Richfield

Recently voted the number one suburb in Northeast Ohio by Cleveland Magazine, residents of Richfield, many of whom have settled into the town decades ago, are keenly aware of its treasures. For starters, it sits just a few miles from the Cuyahoga National recreation area, which is abundant with outdoor activities, and nature preserves. The nearby Metro Park area in Richfield called “Furnace Run” offers charming winter activities like sledding and ice skating on a crystal pond just like a throwback to the olden days. The Daffodil hiking trail is a true gem with miles of natural paths where fox, wild turkey, and colorful birds play in the trails. There are over a thousand species of plants and flowers including the daffodils, which burst into a “yellow brick road” in the early spring.  Miles of spectacular biking paths can be found on the nearby towpath that runs along the Cuyahoga River, and the best fresh produce can be found at nearby farmers markets and stands in the valley. Just west and east of the center of town is a farm-to-table historic building, as well as a family-owned third-generation Christmas tree farm where families from nearby towns have been making the annual pilgrimage to cut their own fresh fir, spruce or balsam for over 50 years.

Dining in Richfield

There is no shortage of excellent dining opportunities in the Village of Richfield. For upscale dining, the Taverne of Richfield is located in a historic building built in 1866. Whitey’s on the east side of town boasts the best chili and casual fare and the charming Country Maid Ice cream and Orchards on Route 303 has been a favorite spot for families since it opened in 1948. Homemade, hand-churned ice cream, honey, and novelties enjoyed while sitting outside the parlor offers an atmosphere of days gone by. Abundant retail, dining and medical facilities are just one exit up the nearby Interstate. Those working in Cleveland or Akron will enjoy an easy commute to either metro center.

Petros Homes Unique Housing

Petros Homes is beyond excited to have been invited by the Village of Richfield to build unique new housing in this historic and highly sought-after location. Our community called “Ashton Village” will feature Single family limited maintenance style homes that will appeal to the move down or family buyer who desires the top-rated Revere school district. Ranch, main floor master suite and colonial style homes with full basements will also have the ability to offer three-car garages due to the larger lot sizes. Preliminarily priced from the high 300’s, the architectural style will complement the rich history of the town and will include generous interior and exterior appointments. The community will feature a quiet single-entry street with a small village like feel. Located on the West side of Route 303, Ashton Village sits directly across from the Village of Richfield Police, fire and city offices ensuring extra safety for all residents. A model home is underway and will open in mid-2018. Sales and information can be retrieved by calling Agent Emily Giesen at 440-821-1754 or by email at egiesen@petroshomes.com

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