Communities - Twinsburg
Communities - Twinsburg
The City of Twinsburg was named the #1 suburb in the area by Cleveland Magazine in the 2010 edition, and for good reason. It has a lot to offer including excellent rated schools and a great housing stock. You can also find plenty to do in terms of shopping and recreation.
People relocating to the Cleveland area find the location of Twinsburg to be ideal, as it is less than 20 miles away from both Cleveland and Akron. There is easy access to numerous highways and main roads such as I-480, Route 82, and Route 91 ( Darrow Road ).
While Twinsburg hasn’t always received as much national publicity as some neighboring suburbs, people are quickly taking notice of this fine community, known throughout the country for its famous annual Twins Day Festival.
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Homes in Twinsburg are a mix of old and new, but are viewed as fairly affordable compared to surrounding suburbs. Like many other areas, Twinsburg has a wide variety of housing, consisting main of single-family homes, although there are quite a few condo developments as well. Homes in Twinsburg range in price from between $80,000-$400,000. The average sales price of a home in Twinsburg in 2010 was $208,520 with the average market time being 110 days.
Here are a few popular subdivions in Twinsburg:
ABRAMS FARM – This is a newer home development, with homes here built within the last 10 years. Homes here have open floor plans, sit on about .5 acres, and have mainly brick exteriors with 3 car side loading garages. The interiors include many upgrades, which makes this one of the most desirable developments in Twinburg. It is conveniently located between Route 91 ( Darrow Road ) and Liberty Road. Home values in Abrams Farm range between $350,000-$450,000.
ETHAN’S GREEN - This is one of Twinsburg’s largest and most popular developments. Ethan’s Green was built mainly in the 1990’s and surrounds the Glen Eagles Golf Course. Some homes here actually have golf course views. Ethan's Green offers a wide variety of housing options, including condos, free standing clusters, and single-family homes. People find the North Twinsburg location to be ideal as it has easy access to major roads and highway, and is also in close proximity to shopping, parks, and walking paths. There is a minimal yearly Homeowner’s Association fee of $90 for those who live in single-family homes here. A monthly fee exists for condos and clusters ranging from $150-250 and includes landscaping, snow plow, exterior maintenance, and insurance fund. Homes in Ethan’s Green range in price from 150’s for the condos, to $250,000-$400,000 for single-family homes.
GLENWOOD PRESERVE – Built in the mid to late 90’s, home in Glenwood Preserve offer open floor plans, nice lots, and mainly brick exteriors. It is a beautiful neighborhood in close proximity to Glen Meadow Park and Route 480.
LAKE PLATA – Some people find the location of Lake Plata to be ideal, as it is just minutes from Route 480, allowing for easy access in all directions. Homes here were built mainly in the late 90’s although some were built as late as 2005. Homes in Lake Plata are mainly colonials with 4 bedrooms and 3 or 4 baths. Prices here range from $250,000-$300,000.
THE LEDGES – Built in the late 90’s, homes here are very popular. They offer beautiful brick exteriors and open floor plans, complete with 2 story foyers and vaulted ceilings. The professionally landscaped yards in The Ledges make this a very impressive subdivision. The Ledges is located between Darrow Road and Liberty Road and prices range from $300,000-$400,000.
MEADOWOOD - Meadowood is very popular due in part because the homes are newer and fairly affordable. People also love living here because it is a great "neighborhood", complete with sidewalks. Residents can often be seen walking and biking throughout the neighborhood, and children are constantly found playing together. $200,000-$300,000 Built in the early 90’s, this subdivision offers great location, right off Darrow Road ( Rt. 91 ) and is in the northern most part of Twinsburg. Prices of homes in Meadowood range from $200,000-$300,000.
According to the most recent State of Ohio school report card, Twinsburg City Schools received an"Excellent with Distinction" designation, meeting all 26 State indicators. This is the highest honor given out and a reflection of the hard work and dedication given by the entire staff and administration.
Here is a list of all of schools that fall under the Twinsburg City School District:
Wilcox Primary - Grades K-1 Tel: (330) 486-2030
Samuel Bissell Elementary – Grades 2-3 Tel: (330) 963-8333
George G. Dodge Intermediate – Grades 4-6 Tel: (330) 486-2200
R.B. Chamberlin Middle School – Grades 7-8 Tel: (330) 486-2281
Twinsburg High School – Grades 9-12 Tel: (330) 486-2400
When it comes to recreation in Twinsburg, so will never be bored. The city has a ton to offer residents no matter what type of activity you enjoy. Here are some great choices to get you started:
TWINSBURG COMMUNITY CENTER – The perfect place to plan a social gathering or special event. Also the place to go to rent a picnic shelter.
TWINSBURG FITNESS CENTER - Here, you will find a 5000 sq. ft. weight room, aerobic classes, basketball courts, indoor batting cages, walking / jogging track, indoor pool complete with 2 diving boards and a slide. There are also leagues available to both men and children.
PARKS IN TWINSBURG
East Idlewood Park
Glen Chamberlian Park
Twinsburg Water Park
Twinsburg has it all when it comes to shopping. You can find popular spots suchas Starbucks, and also practical stores such as Walgreens and CVS. There are also two great options for grocery shopping, Heinens, which is located in North Twinsburg, on Darrow Road near Ethans Green, and Giant Eagle which is located in the center of town. Here are the main shopping centers in Twinsburg, listed according to location, from North to South. We have also included the stores that are located there.
Twin Plaza – Rav’s Creekside Tap and Grille , Curves, Subway, Bay Lobsters Fish Market, and the State Liquor Agency.
Twinsburg Plaza – El Campesino Mexican Restaurant, Glitter Picker, True Value, Powerhouse Gym, Gioninos Pizzeria.
Twinsburg Town Center - Panninis Bar and Grille, Marleys Ice Cream, Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub, Little Gym, GNC, and Giant Eagle.
When it comes to great food, there is certainly no shortage in Twinsburg. There are a ton of great restaurants in Twinsburg, offering a variety of different ethnicities. Here are just a few of our favorites:
BEIJING GARDEN - Chef Shawn Chen's authentic Chinese cuisine has made this a popular local hot spot. Their recently expanded dining area allows for large parties and they also do a great take-out business as well. They have a great variety of choices on the menu and NO MSG is added to the food.
D'ANGELOS RISTORANTE - This is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant located in the same shopping center as Beijing Garden. D'Angelos offers high quality classic Italian fare as well as low fat and vegetarian options. If you like great Italian food, D'Angelos is the real deal and highly recommended.
BLUE CANYON KITCHEN AND TAVERN - Blue Canyon offers great food and an equally impressive environment. The interior will remind you of a lodge, complete with a huge fireplace. The outside houses one of Clevelandfs most popular outdoor eating areas. Chef Brandt Evans prepares wonderful creative American cuisine to please any palette.
MAVIS WINKLES - The Irish Pub Theme at Mavis Winkles makes this a fun, casual and affordable place to eat, meet friends, and just hang out. They also have a banquet room and offer catering as well. It is conveniently located in "Twinsburg Town Center" at the intersection of Route 480 and Darrow Road (Rt. 91).
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Twinsburg is the Northernmost city in Summit County, Ohio. The population of Twinsburg, according to the most recent census, is *17,391 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009 American Community Survey
Twinsburg was founded in 1819 by, well you guessed it, twins. Aaron and Moses Wilcox arrived in the area and purchased 4000 acres of land. They began selling off land to attract other settlers to the area. They agreed to donate money to build a school on the condition the town be called Twinsburg and the name has stuck ever since then. Wilcox Primary school today houses all of the area Kindergarten and first graders.
Although the Wilcox twins may be more well known, the first settler, however, actually came to the area two years earlier, in 1817. A young boy named Ethan Alling was sent to the area by his family, so that he could survey 400 acres of land that they had purchased. Alling stayed on to run the hotel and was also postmaster. His name was honored by the naming of a newer housing development, Ethan’s Green. There is also a street with his name (Alling Drive) located within this subdivision as well.
In 1976, Twinsburg hosted it’s first "Twins Days", an event where Twins would gather in a festival type atmosphere. While less than 100 people attended the first festival, it has grown exponentially over the years and over 3000 twins attended the festival last year, many coming from all over the country. The annual Twins Days Festival is held the first weekend of August.