Solon Real Estate & Information

Solon Real Estate & Information

King Charles II granted a section of land to the Colony of Connecticut for westward expansion. After the American Revolution, Connecticut gave up its claim, selling the land to developers. Connecticut eventually gave up all claims to the area, which became a part of the Northwest Territory until Ohio became a state. The first settlers arrived in 1820, forming a township. They named the community Solon, after the son of Isaac Bull, one of the first settlers. The Solon Township grew into a farming district, producing corn, wheat and dairy products. The railway connected Solon to nearby Cleveland in 1857. Typical of New England towns, Solon built a public square in its center. Connecting the town center with that of neighboring communities, Orange and Mayfield, the community established a north-south corridor that became SOM Center Road, later to be the Ohio-91.

Today, we know Solon as an affluent suburb of Cleveland. Although many residents commute daily to the larger city, many international corporations occupy Solon real estate. In 1929, Bready Cultimotor Tractor Company relocated to Solon, followed by Nestle, Swagelok, Keithley Instruments, Arrow Electronics and L'Oreal. Swagelok and Nestle are the two largest employers in the area are Swagelok with 2,963 and Nestle with 2,225.

Shopping and Dining

Although many shoppers prefer to patronize the malls in Cleveland, Solon real estate enjoys several local options. Sears remains a go-to solution for moms buying school clothes for the kids and home needs. Talbot’s Outlet on Kruse offers classic women’s clothing at reduced prices.

The Giant Eagle Market District offers Solon a unique shopping experience praised by local foodies. The in-store restaurant serves special dishes prepared by chefs that you can eat at the restaurant or take home to enjoy. The craft bar served draft beers and wine by the glass. The curbside service allows you to shop from the convenience of your home and pick up your groceries without ever going inside.

Dinner is never a problem with so many good restaurants at hand. Harvest Kitchen and Lounge is a new spot that features seasonal cuisine from sustainable sources on land and sea. Occupying the space that once was the first school in Solon, Burntwood Tavern offers classic dinners like asiago crusted chicken, cedar planked salmon and shrimp penne as well as old fashioned hamburgers for tasty lunch. Jimmy Daddona's serves traditional Italian and Saaj Lebanese Bar & Grill has delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Parks and Recreation

More than 687 acres of city parks and recreational areas wind through Solon real estate. The South Chagrin Reservation offers miles of hiking trails with spectacular views. Grantwood Golf Course, Hawthorne Valley Country Club and Chagrin Valley Country Club offer many acres of gorgeous greens for golfers as well as beautiful venues for special events. City-owned Grantwood is directly across from Timberlake Recreational Park with a fishing lake, shelter houses and more. Hawthorne Valley Country Club is a private club with facilities for weddings and other formal gatherings. Chagrin Valley is a private club in nearby Chagrin Falls. The Solon Center for the Arts has programs for all ages, teaching art, music, dance and theater. The Solon Philharmonic Orchestra provides the opportunity for both amateur and professional musicians to participate in musical productions.


Solon has garnered a number of awards from various publications, such as Money Magazine, that recognized Solon on its "Best Places to Live" list in 2009 and 2011. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked it as one of the "Best Paces to Raise Kids" and in 2013, Google named it as the city with the strongest online business community. As of 2010, the census was 23,348.  

Solon real estate begins at approximately $85,000 for a condominium and increases to more than a million dollars for a five-bedroom estate on five acres of private land. You can expect forced air heating with central air conditioning, fireplaces, attics and basements. Colonial-style architecture is popular in Solon.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

There are seven schools serving the Solon real estate district including Solon High Schools, Solon Middle School, Orchard Middle School and four elementary schools, Arthur Road, Dorothy E. Lewis, Parkside and Roxbury. The district has consistently scored among the top ten in Ohio. Great Schools gives a score of 10 to several of the schools in Solon.

Three hospitals serve the health needs of the residents of Solon real estate including the Cleveland Clinic, the University Hospitals of Cleveland and Akron Children’s Hospital.

In 1991, the US-422 became an east-west thoroughfare just north of Solon town center. This eases access to areas of Northeast Ohio and continues beyond Warren and into Pennsylvania. The Ohio-91 provides an alternative route running north and south through Solon, terminating near the shores of Lake Erie. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is located about 24 miles west of Solon via the I-480.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 440.248.2548 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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The Gallmann Group
RE/MAX Haven
34050 Solon Rd.
Solon OH 44139
Fax: 440.793.0749