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Overview of Medina

Visiting downtown Medina's historic square is like taking a charming step back in time. However, living there is even more exciting because it is one of the fastest growing areas in northeastern Ohio. Medina is a tight-knit community with a population of less than 27,000, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. With its close proximity to many interstates and urban centers, Ohioans are drawn to Medina apartments for rent as an ideal place to live.

Living in Medina, OH

One need only glance at one of the can see in the many Victorian buildings throughout the downtown square that this city has a storied history. Founded in 1816 and incorporated in 1835, the city saw its rise because of its close proximity to the Erie Canal, a major public works project that connected the Midwest to the metropolitan areas of the Northeast states.

The city has a history of being a safe haven on the Underground Railroad during the days leading up to the Civil War. It is estimated that nearly 1,000 slaves passed through Medina on their way to freedom in the North. The city continued to grow in the 1900s due to its industrial prowess. Well into the 20th century, the city became known for carriage production and mill farming.

Once the railroad came into the area and the neighborhoods around the Great Lakes began to sprawl, Medina began a shift into the future. During World War II, the city was responsible for building warships and artillery. After the war, many veterans came into the area and built homes with aid from the GI Bill. In the 1990s, Medina experienced the bulk of its residential growth, transforming the area from an industrial park into a thriving and prosperous community.

Medina Work and Study

Medina is home to many universities and trade schools, including an extension office of Ohio State University, one of the largest and well-respected public institutions in the country. However, the city is home to several smaller schools as well. One of the most popular is Walsh University, a private college on a 136-acre campus that offers undergraduate degrees in a variety of fields. The Medina County Career Center offers convenient adult learning classes for those looking to revamp their career. Students seeking Medina apartments for the fall or spring semesters should get a jumpstart on finding their perfect pad early, since rentals near campus tend to get rented out quickly.

The bulk of the workforce in Medina is in car production which explains why the top employer in the city is Friction Products, a brake, fuel cell and clutch manufacturer. However, there are several other industries in the area, including plastics, food production and roofing manufacturing.

Rentals in Medina, OH and Cost of Living

Medina enjoys a cost of living that is 4 points below the national average, according to city-data.com. Based on statistics from 2009, the median gross rent in the area was $724 per month. Since the median household income in the area is around $15,000 more than the rest of Ohio, Medina could be considered one of the most affordable places in the state to live.

Medina Attractions and Special Events

Residents of Medina don't have to travel down to Texas for a true rodeo experience. Buckin' Ohio is a ranch that features professional bull riding from cowboys all over the country ready to show off their skills. With fun for all ages, this is a great way to be a part of the agricultural community of Medina County.

The Midwest is a beautiful sight in the fall and it also one of the best times to experience some of Medina's most popular festivals. Every autumn, the city hosts the Medina Beer Fest, featuring craft beers from around the country for you to taste. Another popular event is the Halloween Harvest Festival. Complete with a corn maze, trick or treating and costume contests. These events offer residents a great opportunity to get involved in the community.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Medina, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

Aspen Lake - Brunswick, OH 44212
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Brunswick, OH 44212

$735 - $1045

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brunswick, OH


$735 - $1045

202 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Grand Bay Of Brecksville - Brecksville, OH 44141
32
(12)

Brecksville, OH 44141

$1330 - $1665

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Columbia Woods Apartments - Norton, OH 44203
30

Norton, OH 44203

$775 - $895

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norton, OH (Norton Center)


$775 - $895

160 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Westbury - North Olmsted, OH 44070
26

North Olmsted, OH 44070

$605 - $1305

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Olmsted, OH (Great Northern)


$605 - $1305

285 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Villas of Fox Hollow - Brunswick, OH 44212
24

Brunswick, OH 44212

$1200 - $1675

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Forest Ridge - Parma, OH 44130
13

Parma, OH 44130

$665 - $940

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Royal Oaks - North Royalton, OH 44133
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(2)

North Royalton, OH 44133

$807 - $1124

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Royalton, OH

(2)

$807 - $1124

366 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hampton Club - North Royalton, OH 44133
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North Royalton, OH 44133

$825 - $1060

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

North Royalton, OH


$825 - $1060

396 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hunter's Manor - Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
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(19)

Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

$920 - $1200

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Middleburg Heights, OH

(19)

$920 - $1200

144 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hunt Club - Copley, OH 44321
36
(14)

Copley, OH 44321

$739 - $990

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Copley, OH

(14)

$739 - $990

260 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor Park Estates - Copley, OH 44321
25
(11)

Copley, OH 44321

$833 - $1155

2-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Evergreen Farms - Olmsted Falls, OH 44138
26

Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

$760 - $1045

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Olmsted Falls, OH


$760 - $1045

348 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hummingbird Pointe Apartments - Parma, OH 44129
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(5)

Parma, OH 44129

$686 - $984

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parma, OH (Barrington, Downtown Parma...)

(5)

$686 - $984

232 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Weeping Cherry Village - Broadview Heights, OH 44147
12

Broadview Heights, OH 44147

$645 - $965

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Regency Towers - Parma, OH 44129
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(39)

Parma, OH 44129

$603 - $1114

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parma, OH (Downtown Parma)

(39)

$603 - $1114

816 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walnut Hill Apartments - North Royalton, OH 44133
20

North Royalton, OH 44133

$590 - $710

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Deer Creek Apartments - North Royalton, OH 44133
34

North Royalton, OH 44133

$600 - $750

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Pine Forest - North Royalton, OH 44133
19

North Royalton, OH 44133

$575 - $695

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

North Royalton, OH


$575 - $695

999 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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