Emily Sheetz, 24
I’ve lived in Olmsted Falls since I was 3, went to Olmsted Falls High School and even got to be the mascot. Go Bulldogs!
Grand Pacific Junction is basically our downtown. I love going in and out of the restored historic shops, getting a scoop of vegan cookies-and-cream at Falls Ice Cream and a cup of tea at Clementine’s.
Beware of the trains. There’s a main track that goes through downtown with no underpass or overpass to get around it. You can definitely be sitting there for a bit.
The hummus and gyros at the Sunoco really are as good as everyone says. Don’t let the fact that it’s a gas station fool you.
The chicken marsala at Matteo’s Italian Restaurant is one of the best dishes around.
During prom time of year, there is a line of people to take their picture at the bridge in David Fortier Park. My friends and I went against the grain and opted instead for a random gazebo.
Olmsted Falls used to have a Strickland’s Frozen Custard where they let my mom be an employee for a day for her birthday one year. She had absolutely the best day.