Situated just west of Akron and south of Cleveland, scenic Medina County is filled with rolling hills and fertile farmland. Considered the fastest growing county in Northern Ohio, Medina County is composed of 17 townships containing four cities, 21 unincorporated communities, and seven villages. Medina serves as the county seat, and is located at the intersection of major interstates connecting communities throughout the county. Medina County offers its residents the tradition and ease of small-town, rural living with proximity to additional employment and entertainment in nearby metropolitan areas, like Akron and Cleveland. Homes throughout the county enjoy breathtaking vistas of expansive valleys filled with farms and lush foliage.
Known for its quaint town squares and beautiful historical architecture, Medina County hosts a number of unique festivals, including Hinckley Buzzard Day, the Sweet Corn Festival in Lodi, and the Frog Jumping Contest in Valley City. The annual Medina County Fair attracts thousands of visitors every summer, offering several acres of animal exhibits, food, and endless fun for everyone. The beautiful natural landscape and rich agricultural heritage of Medina County lends to a robust recreational life for residents. Local farms offer hands-on experiences for visitors, from fruit picking to animal petting. Farmers’ markets throughout the region provide seasonal produce, dairy products, and meats. The Medina County Park System has 16 parks and nature preserves with opportunities for picnicking, hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, and fishing. Golf enthusiasts take advantage of the 23 golf courses within the region.
There are eight public school districts, two private high schools, and six private elementary schools in Medina County. The Medina County University Center and a satellite campus of Walsh University offer college-level courses to residents. Additionally, residents may access the variety of colleges and universities located in Cleveland, Akron, Canton and surrounding cities. Health care facilities in Medina County include Medina Health Ministry, Cleveland Clinic - Medina Hospital, University Hospitals Medina Health Center, and the Medina branch of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics.