Gates Mills

A small village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Gates Mills is made up of 2,217 people. Its name is derived from Halsey Gates who owned a local mill in town. Several more mills sprang up due to the town’s prime location and the bountiful supply of water.

Gates Mills is considered one of the top places to live in the state of Ohio. The village has a scenic landscape, a rural feel, and the median home value is $505,100. The majority of residents own their own homes. For families, the public schools are very highly rated and located in a wonderful town square area along with the public library, theater, and police station.

Residents rave about the village’s sense of community and how welcoming all the people are. The familiarity with everyone else gives Gates Mills a homey feel and likely contributes to the low crime rate there.

When it comes to working in Gates Mills, the average commute time clocks in at 21.2 minutes, which is four minutes faster than the US average. For industry, the most common employers are health care and social assistance (20.5%), manufacturing (15.7%), and professional, scientific, and technical services (12.2%). The latter makes sense because 44% of those in Gates Mills possess a master’s degree or higher, and 29% have earned a bachelor’s degree, with both numbers being considerably higher than the national average.

This high level of education is likely why Gates Mills is more of an upper-middle-class community. The median household income is $161,250, which is nearly $100,000 more than the US average ($61,937).

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