Grafton, a village in Northeast Ohio, provides its residents with a quaint, small town experience, while being located just 30 miles southwest of the bustling city of Cleveland. Grafton offers residents convenient access to all the essentials, along with recreational entertainment options and a variety of restaurants to choose from.
Climate & Geography
Grafton, like most of Ohio, is mainly developed on lower land. The Black River runs through Grafton all the way up to Lake Erie.
Being in the Midwest, Grafton experiences all four seasons, with warm and sunny summers and colder winters.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Grafton has a variety of options for outdoor recreational fun. Our Little World Alpacas is an Alpaca farm where visitors can participate in private tours or enjoy a walk around the farm. For those interested in golfing, Indian Hollow Lake Golf Course provides Grafton residents with the opportunity to golf on their 18-hole course.
For indoor entertainment options, Grafton has its own bowling center, a public library and a variety of restaurants.
Each summer, a local church, Our Lady Queen of Peace, hosts a weekend festival and 5K run for residents to enjoy.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Grafton’s cost of living is lower than the national average, and slightly higher than Ohio’s state average. Income tax in Ohio can range from 1.98 percent to 4.997 percent. Sales tax in Grafton is on the lower end of average, at 6.75 percent. The median home cost in Grafton is less than the national average, and higher than Ohio’s state average. Social Security is not taxed in Ohio.
The state of Ohio and the Cleveland area both rank on the lower end of Gallup’s Well-Being Index.
There are no hospitals in Grafton, however, the Cleveland Clinic is located 33 miles from Grafton, which is ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 4 in the country by U.S. News.