Despite all of the snow, Ohio is still an attractive place to settle down and raise a family. That’s according to an analysis recently done by NerdWallet.
Several local communities make the Top 10 list of best places for young families to live. Wadsworth comes in at #8; Norton takes the #7 spot. Springboro is #1.
The analysis notes these communities have the best combination of solid schools, friendly neighbors and affordable housing.
Here’s what NerdWallet said about Norton and Wadsworth:
Norton is all about its classic Midwest appeal, and young families seeking a slice of true Americana will love living in Norton. The median home value of $137,800 is the lowest in the top 10. Residents of Norton look forward to the Cider Festival, which, over the years, has grown from a small neighborhood event into the town’s most prominent annual celebration. For the golfers in the family, nearby Firestone Country Club is a stop on the PGA Tour and it has been regularly named one of the best courses in the country.
Winston Churchill, whose surly remarks pierced even the heartiest of opponents, would have had no ill remarks for Wadsworth. This suburban Akron town was where Blue Tip Matches, the favorite of the most famous cigar smoker in history, were manufactured. The town’s biggest annual festival, the Blue Tip Festival, is in honor of its celebrated, but discontinued, matchsticks. Downtown Wadsworth is also home to an Easter egg hunt, the Summer Breeze concert series and the annual holiday parade.
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