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(© 2007 Cindy Orley)
Falls River Square in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

Falls River Square

(courtesy of the City of Cuyahoga Falls)

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is the second largest metropolitan area in Summit County. With easy accessibility to major interstates, Cuyahoga Falls is convenient to Akron, Cleveland, and Canton.

The community has all of the ingredients necessary for a successful city including an excellent school system, affordable housing, vast industrial and manufacturing core businesses, beautiful natural resources and parks, and shopping and dining establishments for everyone.

History:

In 1812, William Wetmore purchased land from Joshua Stow of Connecticut to develop what was then known as Manchester. The natural resource of the Cuyahoga River that runs through the city powered mills and manufacturing plants. By 1840, Cuyahoga Falls had the largest variety of manufacturing plants in all of Ohio. In 1985, Cuyahoga Falls tripled in size to 27 square miles when they merged with Northampton Township.

Demographics:

According to the 2000 census, Cuyahoga Falls has 49,358 residents, 95% of whom are white, 2% African-American, and 1% Asian. In addition, 54% of Cuyahoga Falls residents are married. The median age is 37 and the median household income is $42,263.

Restaurants in Cuyahoga Falls:

Cuyahoga Falls offers a excellent assortment of dining establishments. Among these are:

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Dilullo's Italian Restaurant
  • Eddy's Deli & Restaurant
  • Hibachi Japan Steak House
  • Lefever's River Grille
  • On Tap
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Mandarin House Restaurant of China
  • Mariachi Locos Mexican Restaurant
  • Marco's Pizza
  • Piatto Novo Restaurant
  • Rockne's Falls Pub
  • Seoul Garden Korean Restaurant

 

Shopping:

Most of Cuyahoga Falls' shopping action takes place along Howe Road. Shopping destinations include Burlington Coat Factory, TJMaxx, The Party Store, Borders, DOTS Fashions, Giant Eagle, Target, Marc's Deep Discount Store, Michaels, Sam's Club, Abbey Ann's, and Toys R Us.

Riverfront Centre offers unique shopping experiences right on the river. Shopping includes several antique shops, vintage clothing store, hobby shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Chapel Hill Mall is currently under renovations with over 100 stores from which to choose, including JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears.

Education:

The Cuyahoga Falls Public Schools has a current enrollment of 7855 students. The school system has consistently received the highest rating of "excellent" from the Ohio Department of Education. Cuyahoga Falls High Schools are members of the SixDistrict EducationalCompact. SixDistrict provides high school students 25 technical and career programs where they can focus half the day on academics and half on a focused career choice. Cuyahoga Falls City Schools facilities include 13 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 senior high schools.

Parks:

The City of Cuyahoga Falls operates 30 parks and recreation facilities, including an 18 hole public golf course, Downview Sports Center, Downview Skatepark, Water Works Family Aquatic Center, and the Natatorium Fitness center. Cuyahoga Falls is also home to 6,000 of the 32,000 acres of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Events:

There are many ways to experience Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The Cuyahoga River brings the city together for annual events including the Falls River Cruise, Doin' The River Thing festivals, River Square Ice Rink, and Riverfront concerts (some by the Cleveland Orchestra; Cuyahoga Falls is their home base during the summer.) Other events throughout the year are enjoyed at the Blossom Music Center, Porthouse Theatre, Quirk Cultural Center.

Famous Residents:

The youngest Cuyahoga Falls residents to make the headlines are the Hanselman sextuplets. Born in 2004, they were the first sextuplets in the state of Ohio. Other notable residents include Cheryl Gates McFadden, an actress known for her role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

Hotels in Cuyahoga Falls:

There are many lodging options in and around Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. While staying at the Sheraton Suites (check rates), you will enjoy the rushing waters of the Cuyahoga River right alongside the hotel. Another good option is the Country Inns & Suites (check rates).

(updated 2-4-08)

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