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Located 33 miles southwest of Cleveland and 25 miles west of Akron, the City of Medina, Ohio, is home to approximately 27,000 residents, and double that number during the workday.
This thriving city was founded in 1818 and has just completed its year-long Bicentennial celebration to honor its heritage. In addition, the city was recently recognized as one of Ohio’s Best Hometowns by Ohio Magazine, with rankings in the areas of Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment, and Culture and Heritage.
Medina is often recognized as one of the top communities in the nation in which to live, work, raise a family, and spend your retirement years. The city is home to acclaimed public, parochial, and career tech schools, one of the best public library systems in the country, an array of respected healthcare options, and an exceptionally low crime rate.
Medina has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing, and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high tech firms, retailers, and manufacturers, as well as local small businesses. A recently completed two-year street improvement project in our North Court Street commercial corridor has created an inviting entrance to the northern city limits. Thriving retail outlets and dining in this area compliment the city's Historic Square, the historic district's shops, and the active historic neighborhood associations.
Main Street Medina is focused on maintaining the late 19th century structures that give the Historic Square area of Medina its Victorian charm. The Square draws thousands of tourists and event-goers to activities such as the Ice Festival, Medina Fest, Candlelight Walk, Art in the Park, Medina Farmers Market, and free summer concerts that range from the national award winning Medina Community Band to Jazz Under the Stars. Stop at city hall or one of the businesses on the Square to pick up a Visitors Guide that will list all these events and more.
Residents also enjoy world-class parks, mountain bike and leisure biking trails, our own Community Recreation Center, diverse worship options, and a broad spectrum of community groups in which to become involved. Be sure to visit the Medina 9/11 Memorial that features a section of steel beam from the World Trade Center towers. This memorial was spearheaded by the Medina Rotary Club and funded by private donations and grants.
The City of Medina is the county seat of Medina County, one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Ohio. Since 1960, the County's population has steadily grown, placing it as the 3rd fastest growing county overall in Ohio.* In addition to its population growth, Medina County's overall total employment growth was 267.0% from 1969-2017, outpacing Ohio's increase of 49.0%, and topping the United States' increase of 115.4%.**
For more information contact:
Barbara Dzur, Economic Development and Marketing Manager
132 North Elmwood Avenue
Medina, Ohio 44256
*Source: Medina County Economic Development Corp
**Source: Calculations by the Ohio Regional Economic Analysis Project (OH-REAP) with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis November 2018