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Russell Township is a suburban community located a mere 20 miles to the east of Cleveland. This picturesque town was named after the Gideon Russell family, who were the first to settle in the area in 1818. Some people refer to it as Novelty – an unincorporated community found within the township.

Russell is considered a “gem” of a place, offering a tranquil semi-rural lifestyle while located only a few minutes away from bustling Cleveland and its urban amenities. The town is largely residential with large lot parcels that typically start at three acres.

The low density is complemented by the town’s commitment to preserve and protect its natural environment, resulting in plenty of wide open spaces with breathtaking raw beauty. Residents enjoy easy access to the community’s natural preserves, equestrian paths, and hiking trails.

Russell is a self-contained community with its own police and fire departments, plus other services that add up to the high quality of life enjoyed by residents. It is largely served by the highly rated West Geauga School District, with some areas covered by the Chagrin Falls School District. A town center provides shopping and dining options, and regular community activities keep residents active and busy throughout the year.

Russell Homes for Sale

Single-family homes for sale dominate the housing stock in Russell, with lot sizes typically starting at around 1.5 acres. The homes here come in a wide range of prices, offering something for everyone. You can find charming split-level or 2-story homes built in the mid-1900s on sprawling wooded lots, with very attractive prices. There are also a number of million-dollar estates with handsome custom homes, some of which sit on land parcels of 40 acres or more.

The large acreages make the properties here ideal for farms or equestrian homes. Some come with barns and outbuildings, as well as horse-raising facilities.

Those looking to build their homes from the ground up will find plenty of opportunities for expansive lots with gorgeous views, farming potential, and plenty of privacy. There are also a number of developments that offer customizable floor plans, as well as vacant lots for fully custom homes.

Consider Russell your next home. Browse the site for options or call Cici Riley at Call 216-410-3114 or send an email to CiciRiley(at)HowardHanna(dotted)com.

Attractions and Activities in Russell, OH

  • Natural preserves and parks
    Russell has a wealth of natural preserves, as well as passive and active parks where residents and visitors can enjoy various outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, boating, and bird watching. They include:

    • The West Wood Nature Center, a 902-acre park that features historic sandstone ledges, a creek, wetlands, and forests
    • The Upper Chagrin Preserve
    • Russell Uplands Preserve
  • Community activities
    Seasonal festivities in Russell include Halloween Trick or Treat, outdoor holiday artisan boutiques, tree-decorating activities, summer lawn concerts, Independence Day parades, and more.
  • Public library
    Russell’s public library has been delighting residents for years, not only through the wealth of books and reading materials it offers, but also the many programs and events it organizes all year round, including book clubs for children and adults, book-signing sessions, the Adopt-a-Book annual fundraising event, and story time, and craft events.