City of Medina
The City of Medina, founded in 1816, has a long and rich history that is evident in the restored Victorian architecture of its picturesque Public Square
area. A visit to the historic Square is like going back a step in time; a feeling that attracts tourists and residents to its unique shops, fine restaurants
and many special events. Time, however, has not stood still, as this city is one of the fastest growing and most prosperous cities in northeastern
Ohio. The City of Medina is an attractive community of 26,380 as of 2008. The population within a 15 mile radius is approximately 275,000.
Situated close to major interstate highways and urban area, the City of Medina offers commercial and retail locations, as well as prime sites for research and
manufacturing. Currently home to companies such as 3M, Owens Corning and Valspar, Medina offers a quality of life, that its business partners have come
to value for their employees.
The City takes great pride in its downtown restoration of its historic Victorian buildings that now contain shops and restaurants. Central to this historic district
is the Medina Public Square offering the charm and feel of a New England village green and serving as the site of summer band concerts, festivals and art
shows. In addition to the uptown commercial district, the City of Medina features several additional attractive shopping venues.
Residential growth skyrocketed during the 1990's. During this time there have been numerous upscale residential developments and apartment/condominium
units built to compliment the Victorian homes of the historic district and adequately house the population of one of the state's fastest growing counties.
Medina boasts an outstanding school system that ranks excellent with distinction in the Ohio Department of Education's Annual Report Card. The school district is
made up of six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school that underwent a major expansion. Within the City's boundries, two excellent school
systems offer academic and techonology training that prepares young people for both college and the workforce: Buckeye Local Schools and the Medina County
Career Center. St. Francis Xavier and Medina Christian Academy offer private schooling for elementary and junior high students.
In July '09 Money Magazine recognized Medina as one of the Best Places to Live. Ranked 40th in their list of best small towns; the rest of the nation is discovering
why businesses and residents, alike, call Medina home; for life.
"Medina Municipal Building"