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Located 33 miles southwest of Cleveland and 25 miles west of Akron, Medina, Ohio, is home to approximately 27,000 people.
This thriving city was recently recognized as one of the "Most Livable Small Towns in America" by Money Magazine. Medina is one of the top communities in the nation in which to live, work, and raise children. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, one of the best public library systems in the country, an array of 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 technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several city boards and commissions, the thriving retail outlets and dining north of the Square compliments the historic district's shops. Main Street Medina, is focused upon maintaining the late 19th century structures that give the Uptown area of Medina its charm. The Square is a center of activity drawing thousands to events such as the Ice Festival, International Fest, Candlelight Walk Art in the Park, Concerts and Shakespeare on the Square.
Ranked as a top community in the United States to live, the city boasts a school system ranked excellent by the State of Ohio, one of the top public library systems in the country, an exceptionally low crime rate and a lower unemployment rate than the state's average. In 2009, the city was named as a finalist by Team NEO's Economic Impact Awards in the category of business expansion. The City of Medina is the county seat of Medina County, one of the fastest growing counties in the State of Ohio. Since 1990 the County's population has grown by 38.4%, placing it as the 4th fastest growing county in Ohio. In addition to its population growth, Medina County businesses have created more jobs as a percent of current employment than any other northeast Ohio county (5.5%) from the first quarter of 2004 to the first quarter of 2006.
For more information contact:
Administrative Assistant Planning/Economic Development
132 North Elmwood Ave. Medina, Ohio 44256