Small town charm is in abundance. The historic downtown is a functional and vibrant part of the city, with numerous businesses that include everything from a natural health pharmacy to hardware stores to jewelers to antique stores to a bakery. 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 jewels in the crown 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. The City of Wadsworth provides more than 200 acres of park land for residents, creating an inviting atmosphere for fun, recreation and relaxation. Park users can hike trails, use playground equipment, play on ballfields, play sand volleyball, basketball or tennis, and use shelter facilities for family gatherings.
Quality of life is very important to the people of Wadsworth and a focal point of community recreational activity is the Steiner Youth Center. The Wadsworth Recreation Department manages indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, fitness center and community meeting rooms at the award winning recreation center, providing programs for all ages.
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.