The City of Wadsworth offers the quaintness of a small town, coupled with the sophistication of a community that is progressive enough to offer its own municipally-owned electric utility and high-speed internet and cable services. Residents' activities center around the strong Wadsworth City Schools, which are rated 'Excellent with Distinction' in the State. The City is a delightful mix of families who have been part of the community for several generations, younger families who have chosen to 'move back home' to Wadsworth, and new families who have only recently discovered this special city.
The city plays host to an abundance of small businesses, as well as several industrial parks, primarily located to the South and West of the City: everything from professional construction services for commercial and industrial sites; to chemical processing and polymeric grinding companies; to plastic molding manufacturers; to computer networking services.
Small town charm is in abundance. The historic downtown is a vibrant part of the City. Throughout the year, the downtown 'Square' is often used for special events, such as the annual 'Blue Tip Match Festival Parade and Celebration', summer concerts, an herb and craft festival, sidewalk sales, and more. The newly renovated library and 1995-built City hall complement the Gazebo at the center of town, as hallmarks of the downtown landscape.
Neighborhoods vary from the old and quaint to the new and grand; but, all of them are filled with friendly people, often out walking and socializing when the weather allows. Whether you prefer a historic home on a brick street or the latest in new construction, the right neighborhood for you is here. Neighborhood elementary schools and the city's many parks also foster that sense of community.
With three exits off Interstate 76 between Interstates 71 and 77, Wadsworth residents have easy access to countless cultural and entertainment destinations. Wadsworth has regional appeal due to the ease of travel to Akron, Cleveland, Youngstown and Columbus. Cleveland-Hopkins International airport and Akron-Canton Airport are both within a half hour drive of the city; and, if you or your business has its own plane, the Wadsworth Municipal Airport can accommodate you. All the comforts of a modern city are near at hand; yet, the city retains its small town feel and distinctly rural setting, where a short jaunt finds a visitor in the midst of farmland -- with 'Amish Country' just a short distance away.
Wadsworth is a unique city in today's world, retaining much of what is best about the past while it embraces the future, making it a great place to live and work.