Portage County, Ohio is a wonderful place to call home and raise a family.
Whether you’re a young professional, a skilled tradesperson, a family that’s looking for room to grow, or empty-nesters who want an active life in a relaxing setting, you’ll find what you’re after in our communities.
You’ll find everything from active urban environments, to small towns, to the quiet charm of rural living within our boundaries. Portage County is also home to several state and local parks, including West Branch State Park, which surrounds the shimmering Kirwan Reservoir, a popular spot for fishing and boating. Lake Erie is just a short drive away.
Residents enjoy surprisingly affordable housing and a lower cost of living than you’ll find elsewhere. Local schools have earned reputations among Ohio’s best, with innovative programs preparing youngsters with the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders. We’re also home to top colleges and universities, providing a wide range of educational opportunities and cultural resources. We enjoy fun, too, which will be obvious if you participate in our many local festivals, farmers markets, and other events that take place throughout the year.
Residents also love the fact that we’re delightfully close to all the excitement offered by Cleveland and Akron, from professional sports, to world-class museums and entertainment, to quickly growing dining and shopping districts that carry a delightful urban vibe.
It’s hard to think of a better place to put down roots -- especially one that offers so many opportunities. We encourage you to visit and look around.
We know you’ll like what you see!
Meanwhile, we’ve included links to all sorts of local landmarks, amenities, and events.