Introduction to Fairlawn, Ohio
The incorporation of Fairlawn as a village in 1958 ensured improvements which were mandatory for a growing community. The village terminated the extension of Akron expressway, l-77. The westward extension of this expressway periled to divide the community. Another major accomplishment of the village was the concrete paving of 16 miles of road which was completed in four years. When the population reached 6,200, the village officially became a city. Summit County was named because the highest elevation on Ohio-Erie Canal was located in that area.
Fairlawn and Nearby Attractions
- Akron Art Museum
- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
- Akron Zoo
- Bedford Reservation
- Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
- Peek'n Peak
Things To Do In Fairlawn
Akron Art Museum, Hale Farm and Village, and Kent State University Museum are several of the museums in the area. Artifacts and memorabilia which relate to the region's history are displayed at these museums. Places of historical significance include Fort Laurens, the Mabel Hartzell Home, and the Glamorgan Castle. Several parks nearby include Bedford Reservation, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Quail Hollow State Park. Other attractions in the area include Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Holden Arboretum.
Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Fairlawn Higher Education
Baldwin-Wallace College, University of Akron, Walsh University, and Kent State University are located near Fairlawn.