Head southeast on Interstate 71 out of Cleveland for around an hour and you will run into the charming community of Wooster, Ohio. Although many residents who live in Wooster apartments for rent are drawn to the city because of its small-town atmosphere, there is much more to this city than meets the eye. Home to two colleges, this city possesses a youthful presence, but still holds onto the traditions that make northeastern Ohio such a magnet for families. According to information from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Wooster is made up of more than 26,000 residents, and that number is expected to grow as more people find out more about this charming and welcoming community.
Wooster was established in 1808, named after Revolutionary War hero David Wooster. As many Americans followed their ambitions and dreams westward after the revolution, Wooster experienced a period of substantial growth during the 19th century. By 1840, the city grew into a population that neared 2,000 when it established itself as a manufacturing and agricultural trade center. Simultaneously, Wooster also began to establish itself as a college town. Today, Wooster remains a large business hub for farming, as it is home to the Ohio Research and Development Center for Agriculture. However, this city is evolving in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, education, transportation and healthcare.
Despite the city's small population, the community has its very own thriving arts scene, with the Ohio Light Opera being one of the major highlights of the culture scene. The area is also known for the Wayne Center for the Arts, a beautiful arts studio, gallery and performance hall all in one. The center features everything from ballet to art education and live classical performances.
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