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Downtown Painesville is a Main Street city and the fastest growing small town between Buffalo and Chicago. We’re Ohio’s most diverse small town, and our commitment to building a Main Street means we’re preserving history and building the future.

A Vibrant Crossroads
Our location is on the rushing Grand River, a couple of miles from Lake Erie and a short commute from Cleveland. Painesville is a place where people can truly have it all: recreation, commerce, community and opportunity. That’s why Painesville is ranked as a top three Cleveland, Ohio, suburb for young professionals by Movoto. We’re a community where everyone is welcome. This is a place where you can build a business and enjoy life. Dine at a homegrown eatery in our town square. Go steelhead fishing on the Grand River, or take in Lake Erie just a few miles away. Then slow down and experience history through our centuries-old architecture.

A Storied Past
Our story is rich with ties to the Underground Railroad, pioneering innovators who built early cars like the Vulcan, and brave flight forerunners like Margaret Hurlburt (who is tied to Amelia Earhart). We’re proud of 10 buildings that are on the National Registry of Historic Places and our preservation efforts, which are propelled by a desire to share our important past with future generations.

Join us for a historic walking tour.

The Main Street Way
Downtown Painesville is part of a national Main Street movement to revitalize historic communities through preservation and economic development initiatives. That’s why we say we are Building Futures while Preserving History. As a designated Main Street Downtown Organization, our strategy aligns with a mission established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Get in Touch!

One Victoria Place, #265A
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Telephone:
(440) 352-6004 
Email: david@mainstreetpainesville.org 
Website: www.mainstreetpainesville.org