LIVING HERE: Ashtabula County
The Harpersfield Covered Bridge is 228 feet long. It spans the Grand River in western Ashtabula County.
Ashtabula is Northeast Ohio’s most northeastern county and is situated along the Lake Erie shoreline. It is best known for its wineries and covered bridges. Major communities include Geneva, home to more than 20 wineries; the City of Ashtabula, home to the Historic Ashtabula Harbor; Conneaut, steeped in history and culture; as well as Jefferson, home to the Ashtabula County Fair each August. In October, the fairgrounds serve as the central location for the county’s famous Covered Bridge Festival. For more information, contact Ashtabula County at 440.576.9090; co.ashtabula.oh.us.
The city of Ashtabula offers some of the most affordable housing on Lake Erie. Some of the nicest neighborhoods include Walnut Boulevard and Edgewater Drive. For more information, contact City of Ashtabula at 440.992.7155; cityofashtabula.com.
This charming city has a diverse offering of housing styles and pricing. There are older neighborhoods with sturdy homes from ship captains and others that spent their winters here, as well as newer developments close to shopping. For more information, contact City of Conneaut at 440.593.7401; conneautohio.gov.
Geneva-On-The-Lake / Photo: Michael A. Orlando
While the area is a destination for vacationers, many choose to live here year-round. Who wouldn’t love to live where people vacation, with restaurants serving local wines and breathtaking sunsets over Lake Erie? A new development, Lake Erie Vista, is a five-story upscale condominium that is popular with residents buying for year-round living or summer getaways. For more information, contact Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake at 440.466.8197; genevaonthelake.org.
The Roaming Shores Village is Ashtabula County’s newest and most affluent Living Here community with housing development on the waterfront where many residents dock their boats. For more information, contact Village of Roaming Shores at 440.563.3123; roamingshoresoh.gov.