Richfield Village: Best suburb 2014

RICHFIELD VILLAGE -- Locals call it Summit County's best kept secret.

"Ah, it's amazing. It truly is a special place to be. I always reference this as a Normal Rockwell area," said resident Sarah Costic.

Richfield Village is this year's top suburb, according to Cleveland Magazine, beating out Orange Village for second and Solon in third.

The magazine based it's ratings on three major factors: safety, education and housing.

For education, Solon came in first.

In the safety category, Moreland Hills took the top spot and Richfield Village 13th.

Those who live here are thrilled.

The community prides itself on a small town feel with a rich history and unique businesses.

Costic opened the Richfield Art Studio to provide hand crafted art and help students create from their hearts and soul.

"It's a wonderful thing to hear people come through the door say it's a a destination. They thank us for being open because they have a place to come to, to create, to be supported," said Costic."

Up the street Dancing Paws takes a holistic approach to treating furry friends like Jake the golden retriever with hip dysphasia.

"It's rewarding to be able to help these guys when sometimes they haven't been able to find help other places," said Dr. Neal Sivula.

And where else can you find 30 plus flavors of pierogies?

"Everyone who works here comes up with random ideas. We come up with a list once a year and think this would be a good flavor to do. If they're good we make them forever," said Lucas from Pierogi of Cleveland.

No matter the category, locals say Richfield Village is a winner all around.


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