Welcome to Perrysburg
History-filled small-town oasis with some of the best shopping in the state
Perched along the south side of the sparkling Maumee River, Perrysburg is Toledo’s second-largest suburb. Featuring a charismatic, riverfront downtown and a reputation for being an amiable, walkable city, it’s not hard to see why so many are drawn to the appeal of this dazzling little town.
Perrysburg’s history is colorful. This town was the location for one of the most triumphant victories in the War of 1812: the battlefield of Fort Meigs
in 1814. The city itself wasn’t incorporated until two years later in 1816 and was named for the American Commodore Oliver Perry, who cleared Lake Erie of the British. Though it began as a modest shipping port, the city has since blossomed into a lively tourist destination boasting a resplendent historic downtown and modern commercial areas.
Homes in Perrysburg are reflective of its history and notoriety as a community-oriented city. Several historic homes remain throughout the town, and though the architectural styles span the entirety of the 20th century, you’ll find plenty of new builds and post-90s homes. Incredibly affordable yet often luxurious, houses here can range from charming ranches and modern transitional homes with fenced-in yards to million-dollar, opulent stone chateaus on large lots.
What to Love
- Tons of park spaces and views of the river
- Conveniently located just minutes from Toledo
- Incredible housing options with varied architecture and price ranges
People & Lifestyle
Residents in Perrysburg are mostly young couples and families who want to take advantage of the ample breathing room, well-priced homes, and excellent school system. Only 16 minutes away from Toledo, the town is also an excellent location for commuters who want a residential feel, set apart from the city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
On the outer edges of the town, across I-475, the Town Center at Levis Commons
is one of the premier mixed-use and retail locations in Ohio. Here, you’ll find name-brand stores such as Sephora
and White House Black Market
, in addition to a movie theater
, tons of dining, spa services, a comedy club
, specialty stores, and local boutiques. Whether you’re stopping into Ada Aesthetics
for a beauty consultation or grabbing an organic grain bowl and smoothie from Clean Juice
, this shopping center has enough excitement to fill up your whole day. After you’re finished shopping, you can dine in at one of the most notable dining establishments in the area, Benchmark Restaurant
. This upscale steakhouse serves incredible cuts of meat and seafood and specializes in hefty, hearty sides.
Another opportunity for dining excellence lies along the Maumee River banks at Perrysburg’s scenic downtown district. Classic European cuisine is the staple of The Rose & Thistle
, a fine dining pub whose menu is replete with wonderful seasonal selections. Decorated in glass sculptures and gorgeous oak panels, locally-owned and operated Stella’s Restaurant and Bar
takes classic American cuisine and elevates it into a fine dining experience with fresh local ingredients and house-made pastas.
Things to Do
As with many of Toledo’s suburban cities that have the advantage of beautiful natural landscapes, Perrysburg’s verdant and wooded environment makes it the perfect setting for parks, country clubs, and nature preserves. Among local favorites, the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
is a tranquil regional park with 44 acres of hiking trails and boardwalks through diverse ecosystems of wetlands, grass prairies, and swamp woods. Another chance to connect with nature is The 577 Foundation
, which houses community gardens, a greenhouse, environmental education facilities, and historic buildings.
Perrysburg is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Frank Elementary School, PK-4, highly-rated public elementary school
- Perrysburg Junior High School, 7-8, highly-rated public junior high school
- Perrysburg High School, 9-12, highly-rated public high school