Grand River

A tiny village in northeast Ohio, Grand River is home to 402 residents. It gets its name from the nearby Grand River. Its most famous former resident is the winningest coach in the history of the National Football League, Don Shula. He won two Super Bowls, including notching the NFL’s only perfect season with the Miami Dolphins in 1972. Shula is one of many great football coaches to hail from the state of Ohio. Grand River is a suburb and sits 30 miles east of Cleveland, just south of Headlands Beach State Park. It is bordered on the east by the Grand River itself, and on the west by the Carol H. Sweet Nature Center. It is small in size as well as population, only covering a total of 0.64 square miles.

Grand River has a suburban/rural feel, and the median home value is $122,600. The median household income checks in at $57,188. The average commute time is 22.5 minutes, which is less than the national average of 25.3 minutes. By industry, the largest employers are retail trade (18.5%), manufacturing (17.6%), and health care and social assistance (13.3%).

For recreation, there are two main attractions in Grand River: Pickle Bill’s Lobster House and Top Flight Sport Fishing. Pickle Bill’s is located right on the shore of the Grand River and serves some of the best seafood in the area, including all-you-can-eat entrees. It is a lively place in the summer. Top Flight Sport Fishing is a multi-boat fishing charter service that features a licensed guide that can help you fish for walleye, steelhead, and perch on Lake Erie.

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