A county full of beautiful, welcoming communities

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.

Our county is made up of many great communities, including these:

AURORA, designated as a Tree City USA, sits on rolling terrain along the Chagrin River. This community is the longtime home to several beautiful country clubs, including the Aurora Golf and Country Club, which has hosted PGA events. Aurora’s historic district is full of beautiful examples of timeless architecture.

BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP is a growing community that’s eagerly preserving its rural heritage. Here you’ll find beautiful new homes rising among century-old farmhouses. You’ll have all the resources you need to live comfortably, along with a relaxing small-town sensibility.

GARRETTSVILLE Residents enjoy the best of country living while remaining within easy reach of city conveniences. Village residents have access to Village services, a superb school system, and a wide variety of community resources.

KENT, settled in 1805, is best known as the home of Kent State University, nationally recognized for excellence. But there’s more to this Cuyahoga River town that was settled in 1805 and played an active role in the Underground Railroad. It’s full of beautiful parks and preserves, and offers the cultural, nightlife, and dining options you’d expect from a college town.

RAVENNA is at the heart of Portage County and serves as the county seat. The community has a strong industrial base and a downtown that was carefully and lovingly restored a few years ago. Ravenna is known for its many events, including September’s popular Balloon A-Fair festival.

STREETSBORO, known as Portage County’s “Gateway to Progress,” grew quickly when the Ohio Turnpike opened in the 1950s. Its easy accessibility and well-planned transportation network have made it a retail hub for the region.

TALLMADGE is uniquely located within Summit and Portage County and boasts a charming town circle, picturesque parks and an excellent school system featuring a Western Reserve designed high school.

Cities, Villages and Townships