Hunting Valley

Set in the rolling hills, woods, and steep gorges of Northeast Ohio’s horse country.

Welcome to Hunting Valley, Ohio

A place of bucolic beauty in Northeast Ohio horse country

Hunting Valley is set in the rolling hills, woods, and steep gorges of Northeast Ohio’s horse country. Incorporated in 1924, the village is imbued with a pastoral ambiance that makes it feel far removed from the glass, steel, and concrete skyscrapers of Downtown Cleveland, which is 25 miles away. The Chagrin River flows through Hunting Valley, enhancing its scenic beauty.
In the 2000 census, this village was ranked the sixth highest-income place in the United States.
Hunting Valley’s palatial single-family houses often feature French or English Country or Georgian designs or other traditional architectural styles. A village ordinance specifies that homes must stand on a minimum of five acres.
Some Hunting Valley houses are country estates built in bygone days by distinguished Cleveland families. For example, in 1929, philanthropist Samuel Mather constructed a brick Colonial-style mansion as a wedding gift for his daughter. The house features 15 fireplaces and is set on 8.5 acres with a garden and a swimming pool. 
Serene, secluded Hunting Valley enjoys easy access to north-south highways such as Interstate 271 that facilitate travel to neighboring towns and places of interest. And as an Ohio village, Hunting Valley is centrally located within 600 miles of 60% of the U.S. population.

What to Love

  • Elegant estates on multi-acre lawns
  • Serene scenery filled with forests, rolling hills, and river gorges 
  • Proximity to historic stables and a polo field

Local Lifestyle

Hunting Valley is an ideal place for equestrians to live. It is the home of White North Stables, a historic farm built before World War I whose facilities include Ohio’s oldest indoor riding arena. Thanks to the protection of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, the 78-acre property cannot be developed. White North Stables boards horses and offers riding lessons and training for competitive shows. 
Conveniently situated just across the Hunting Valley border in Moreland Hills, Cleveland Metroparks’ Polo Field is a venue for important horse shows.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

The neighboring village of Chagrin Falls is an enjoyable shopping and dining destination for Hunting Valley residents.
One Chagrin Falls eatery, Hunan by the Falls, won Cleveland Magazine’s reader-selected Silver Spoon Award for Best Chinese Restaurant of 2020. Zen calligraphy paintings enhance Hunan by the Falls’ inviting atmosphere. The menu features both Chinese and Thai entrees.
Paris Room, also located in Chagrin Falls, is a bistro where almost all the food is made from scratch. Popular dishes include rustic French lamb meatloaf and wild-caught sole with crabmeat stuffing and lemon-caper cream sauce. The restaurant features a tented patio for outdoor dining. On Monday nights, Paris Room offers live jazz, cocktails, and a menu of hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
A third Chagrin Falls dining option is Pub Frato, a gastropub with a two-way fireplace and patio seating. Menu items with a gourmet twist include burgers topped with brie and hand-cut French fries made with truffle essence.

Things to Do

Case Western Reserve University operates a farm in Hunting Valley on land it received from wealthy donors. The farm is an inviting place to hike, offering an interpretive trail showcasing Northeast Ohio wildlife habitats and a bluebird trail with birdhouses where these beloved avians lay eggs and care for hatchlings.
Local residents also enjoy hiking in North Chagrin Reservation, located in nearby Mayfield Village, Gates Mills, and Willoughby Hills. The reservation’s outstanding features include an old-growth forest called A.B. Williams Memorial Woods with 300- to 400-year-old beech trees, a biodiverse wetland called Oxbow Lagoon, and a deck overlooking beautiful Buttermilk Falls.
For a change of scenery, nearby Historic Kirtland is a complex of restored buildings originally constructed by the Mormons in the 1830s. Among these buildings is the Mormons’ very first temple. Not far from Kirtland, Wildwood Cultural Center & Park, which is in Mentor, is Cleveland industrialist John G. Oliver's former estate. The park’s 34-acre grounds feature trails, gardens, and a wilderness area.


Hunting Valley is served by the Orange City School District and the West Geauga Local School District, which are both highly regarded. And sought-after private schools are situated within easy reach of the community:

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