If you want to escape the rat race of metropolitan living, Cedarville real estate is within a 30-minute drive from major shopping malls and entertainment venues. Cedarville Ohio is a small village located conveniently 10 minutes east of Xenia and Yellow Springs. The Greene County village has a population around 3800 and nearly 700 homes. The charming community is loved by its residents. The homes available in Cedarville really vary in style and cost. The village of Cedarville has newer condos, historic homes which date back to the underground railroad days, and three or four bedroom plat living. A variety of country living is also available with or without acreage.
Cedarville is also a college town since Cedarville University attracts students each year from around the country and around the world. Rated one of the top Christian universities in the Midwest, Cedarville University is home to over 3200 students. The school is located on a beautiful 400-acre campus and is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional, and graduate programs.
The Hearthstone Inn and Suites, a beautiful cabin-like inn, is a popular destination in Cedarville. The Cincinnati Enquirer described The Hearthstone Inn and Suites as a “visual masterpiece.” The Inn is located directly on the Ohio-to-Erie Bike Trail which passes through Cedarville on its way to becoming the Prairie Grass Trail of South Charleston.
Cedarville has a great pizza shop, Colonial Pizza, would be great for lunch. Colonial Pizza has a killer appetizer called savory fries and their pizza is phenomenal! This small town boasts 2 coffee shops which are each great in their own ways. You can even get a great haircut in a unique little Barber Shop, called Barber of the Ville. The owner of the barber shop, Tony, is a great guy known for his storytelling and his tendency to play guitar and sing in his downtime, which isn’t often anymore.
This small village hosts “Little Town of Lights” on the 1st Saturday in December every year as a night of customer appreciation, where the local businesses open their doors with giveaways and drawings to thank the community for their support.
The Historic Clifton Mill is just 5 minutes down the road, known for the largest Christmas light display in the world.
One of the best-kept secrets is that Cedarville is the birthplace of U.S. Senator James H. Kyle, the “Father of Labor Day.” A celebration called Cedarfest is held every year on Labor Day weekend with a pancake breakfast supplied by the local fire station. The festival also includes a parade, arts and crafts booths set up at the park, a car show, and one of the best fireworks displays around.
The Cedarville Opera House constructed in 1888 is a fascinating place to visit and is a 1/3 scale replica of the Royal Albert Hall in London. At the Opera house, you experience how life used to be in the area with current programs including music, theater, and literary recitals.
Cedarville also has a rich Indian history which can be seen hiking around the Indian Mound Reserve Park just outside of downtown. The Park’s trails also lead you to a nice size waterfall and, as the name refers, to Indian mounds to climb up. Each year the community holds the Indian Festival at the Indian Mound Park. The festival provides a great history lesson for kids and adults, featuring lots of hands-on activities.