Native Americans originally populated The Village of Hunting Valley, which today is a picturesque suburb in the Greater Cleveland area. French fur traders discovered this population in the late 17th and early 18th Century. As the state of Ohio developed in the 19th and 20th centuries, The Village of Hunting Valley maintained its natural beauty and attempted to preserve the past. Over time, the Village was developed around gracious homes with well-tended flower and vegetable gardens in eight square miles of forest, rolling hills and steep river gorges. It has been populated by many of Cleveland's prominent families, who have developed country estates in this picturesque landscape. The Village of Hunting Valley was incorporated as a village in 1924 and is comprised of eight square miles of homes, fields and forest that today accommodates 750 residents in this Chagrin River Valley. Among the beautiful estates, one will find hiking trails, polo fields and bridle paths, which suggests life in a more peaceful and unspoiled past.