Leslie Burns

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Having lived in Medina County my entire life, I could sell Medina in my sleep. I've heard some new residents say that just by driving through the square, they were sold on Medina instantly. It looks like a scene from a Hallmark movie.

Medina has so much to offer! Our gorgeous downtown historic district features retail, dining and special events throughout the year. The square features so many unique boutiques & shops. If you're considering a move to Medina, let's meet uptown. I'll buy you a coffee and we'll take a walking tour (shopping tour!). I'll tell you everything I know about the community *I promise you wont get bored.

Medina City School District has 1 high school, 2 middle schools, 7 elementary schools and covers 52 square miles. Both of our daughters are students at Medina High School and we couldn't be happier.

There are 7 public high school options in Medina County. Brunswick, Buckeye, Cloverleaf, Highland, Medina, Wadsworth & the Medina County Career Center. I graduated from Cloverleaf High School and my husband graduated from Medina High School. I have helped clients buy or sell homes in every district.

Founded in 1818, the city of Medina now has a population of approx 26,200 people. If you have questions about living in Medina, call me today! I can help you find the answers you need and help you choose the right community or neighborhood for your family. (stats medinaoh.org)

There are many activities for kids & families in Medina. Actually, right in the historic district there are events going on all the time! Cool Beans Cafe, A Cupcake A Day, The Book Store, All Fired Up and The Medina Library all have family activities & events. Main Street Medina coordinates family events including the Candlelight Walk, Pizza Palooza, Kids Day of Play & Safety, Medina International Fest & the Medina Ice Festival.

There are also many adult activities in Medina. Ladies Night Out on the Square, Medina Farmers Market, Parades, Beer & Wine Tastings, Bands playing in local establishments… the list goes on and on.

So… coffee? If you're considering a move to Medina, call me today. I'll share my love for the community with you and help you find the home of your dreams.

*photo courtesy of Joel Foose


What do I know about Chippewa Lake? I actually grew up in Chippewa Lake! We lived in a house right at the peak of Heather Hedge, Lake St & First Street until I was in the 1st grade (this home is no longer there).

We then moved to the house at 10 Parkway Drive (also no longer there). I LOVED THAT HOUSE! My fondest childhood memories were made in that house. We lived there until I was in the 6th grade. My parents then bought a home in Lafayette Township on Lafayette Rd where they lived another 22 years.

I learned to ride my bike on First Street. I learned to swim in Chippewa Lake. I remember swimming out to the dock and under the dock… playing in the sand at the beach.

My mom and I would walk down to the docks and fish and she wouldn't catch a thing. I'd toss my line in and catch a fish right away (sorry mom).

I remember riding the bus to the Chippewa Lake Baptist Church all by myself as a child.

I remember that you could hear the ice cream truck for EVER. I would have my money ready when I first heard the music from the ice cream truck and I'd wait and wait and wait for them. I think the music from the ice cream truck could be heard from Briarwood Beach all the way to the tennis courts on the circle.

When I would get my allowance I would ride my bike up to Don & Jean's and buy candy and little trinkets for my mom in their "gift shop".

I remember Don Casper from the Oaks, Ellie from the Village, Billy Leohr from Leohr's Automotive and Bill from the Sunoco station.

My parents were members of the Chippewa Lake CB Radio Club and as a child, I knew the CB handles to every member.

I've maybe missed three 4th of July Parades in my life.

Most people who grew up in Chippewa Lake have memories of the Amusement Park. I was very young when it closed. I have faint memories of the park but I do have memories there.

When I got my real estate license, I knew I wanted to promote Chippewa Lake. I am so passionate about the Village of Chippewa Lake and my goal as an agent is to help the owners there increase their property values. I have helped educate appraisers on the value in the community. On all my listings I promote the activities and events in the community.

Years ago I connected with Donna at the Medina County Parks District and developed a relationship with them so I could better educate buyers and sellers on how lake rights work.

I am on a first name basis with the Chippewa Lake Zoning Inspector. We communicate on listings I have and listings I have coming on the market. If he can't reach my sellers on a concern, he calls me to communicate with them.

In the summer of 2019, my husband and I bought a home on Bungalow Bay Blvd. As I type this blog I have closed on over 45 properties in Chippewa Lake.

If you are considering buying or selling a home in Chippewa Lake, call me today. I'd love to work with you. 

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