Avon is in Northern Lorain County within three miles of Lake Erie. It borders Westlake in Cuyahoga County to the East, Avon Lake to the North, Sheffield to the West, and North Ridgeville to the South. Avon has been the fastest growing community in Northern Ohio over the last few years with many new homes being built.
There are 4,088 households in the community and the total population is now over 17,000. The per capita income is about $29,000 with a median family income over $76,000.
Avon is the headquarters of Duct Products, a division of Henkel, the holder of the Duct Tape trademark for their brand of duct tape. Each year there is Duct Tape Festival, a major celebration with a parade. Al “Bubba” Baker, a former Cleveland Browns football player, recently opened his restaurant, Bubba Q, which has won numerous awards. Other restaurants include: Mulligans, Strip Steak House, Nemo’s Grill, Five Guys Hamburgers, and several pizza places.
Avon Commons, a large shopping area, was opened within the last 10 years. All the major department stores are there, including the only Costco store west of Cleveland within driving distance. There are several restaurants in the Commons as well.
All Pro Freight Stadium, a new baseball stadium, has recently been built and is now the home of the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier Baseball League.
The public school system is in the process of adjusting to the growing population. Even with this challenge, Avon school system has been voted excellent 10 years in a row by the Ohio Board of Education.