1. Chagrin Falls
This Cuyahoga County village is the epitome of charm. The town's name is derived from the waterfalls of the Chagrin River. Chagrin Falls (pictured) flows in the heart of the town, which was established in 1845.
Known for its historic architecture and New England character, this Licking County village is home to the historic Avery Downer House, The Buxton Inn, The Granville Inn and Denison University. Additionally, it is the location of the prehistoric Alligator Effigy Mound, built by people of the Fort Ancient culture.
One of the more larger towns on this list, Medina is yet another one of Ohio's most charming and picturesque towns. In 2009, CNNMoney deemed Medina the 40th most desirable American city to live in. Although it is home to several family entertainment centers, museums and other unique destinations such as Castle Noel, Medina has maintained its small town charm throughout its years of growth.
Greenville is home to the historic Fort Greene Ville and Bear's Mill. It is also home to the Garst Museum, which features the largest known collections of memorabilia of Annie Oakley and Lowell Thomas. (Both Oakley and Thomas were born close to what is now Greenville.)
5. Upper Sandusky
Serving as the county seat of Wyandot County along the Sandusky River, the town of Upper Sandusky derived its name from an earlier Wyandot Indian village of the same name. Rich in history, Upper Sandusky was home to the Wyandotte Native Americans until 1842.
A charming part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area, Hudson was the childhood home of John Brown and a city in which the Underground Railroad passed through. In 2010, America's Promise Alliance named Hudson one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People."
Also part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area, this charming village sits in the middle of the stunningly beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Additionally, the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail runs close to downtown Peninsula, making Peninsula a popular stop for many bikers and hikers, as it is one of the only towns between Akron and Cleveland.
Milan is the proud home of the birthplace of the famous American inventor Thomas A. Edison (pictured.) Milan is a village in both Erie and Huron counties.
This charming Ashtabula County town features the smallest covered bridge in America (pictured.) Geneva was named after Geneva, New York and was incorporated as a city in 1958, although it was originally settled in 1805.
This picturesque college town is home to the beautiful campus of Miami University (pictured.) Oxford covers a total area of about six and a half square miles.
11. West Liberty
Located in Logan County, this beautiful town is home to the stunning Piatt Castles and Ohio Caverns. Additionally, the West Liberty Cemetery contains an uncommonly large number of veteran gravesides.
"The Little Switzerland of Ohio" covers a total area of a little more than three and a half square miles. It's a popular tourist destination for anyone looking to explore Ohio's Amish Country.
Close to Lake Erie, this charming historic city in Lorain County covers about seven square miles. Pictured is the 1905 Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway (LS&MS) freight depot.
Low unemployment rates and good weather make this Lake County town an ideal place to live. The average summertime temperature here is 73 degrees, (so it's basically the perfect place to live.) Additional fun fact: Willoughby is the only town in America that has belonged, at one time or other, to six counties (Washington, Jefferson, Trumbull, Geauga, Cuyahoga, and Lake.)
Do you call any of these towns “home?” What other beautiful, charming small towns are there in Ohio?