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Fairlawn Ohio


Typical Fairlawn Ohio home

Typical Fairlawn Ohio home

(© C. Orley) Crogan Park playground in Fairlawn Ohio

Crogan Park playground

(© C. Orley) Shopping in Fairlawn Ohio

Shopping in Fairlawn Ohio

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The City of Fairlawn, in Summit County, prides itself in having a purposeful balance of residential and commercial spaces to deliver the highest quality of life to its residents.

While maintaining green spaces and recreational parks, the city of Fairlawn is filled to the brim with entertainment, shopping, dining, and business opportunities.


In 1958, Fairlawn Village became incorporated. By 1970, Fairlawn Village's population increased enough to become incorporated into the City of Fairlawn. With diligent planning, the City of Fairlawn organized its city to be a balance of residential and commercial areas with a high quality of life for families at the forefront.


According to the 2000 census, Fairlawn has 7,287 residents, 88% of whom are white, 6% African-American, and 3% Asian. In addition, 65% of Bath residents are married. The median age is 43 and the median household income is $62,180.

Fairlawn Ohio Restaurants:

Residents of Fairlawn enjoy a terrific assortment of restaurants, with something to satisfy any palate. Among them are:



Most of Fairlawn's shopping is located along West Market Street. Among the shopping centers are Summit Park Mall and Fairlawn Town Center strip mall. Other local shopping includes:

  • Sam's Club
  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • Pier One Imports
  • Sears Hardware
  • Borders Bookstore
  • Toland's Dollhouse
  • Bed, Bath, and Beyond
  • Giant Eagle
  • Men's Warehouse
  • La-z-boy
  • Bombay



The Copley-Fairlawn School District has a current enrollment of around 3225 students. The Ohio Department of Education has consistently rated Copley-Fairlawn Schools as Excellent. Facilities include a three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.


Fairlawn, Ohio has 53 acres of parks to enjoy. There are five parks and a community center, with recreation and fitness programs offered throughout the year. Facilities include a reflecting pond, a gazebo, lighted tennis courts, handball courts, miles of hiking trails, basketball courts, playgrounds, pavilions, and many open grassy recreation areas.


Fairlawn offers many annual events, including the Akron Symphony Orchestra performances, fireworks displays, summer concerts in the park, Independence Day parade, and an annual holiday auction.

Hotels in Fairlawn Ohio:

Visitors to Fairlawn will find a choice of accommodations, most of which are located on or near Market Street. Among these are the Radisson Akron/Fairlawn (check rates) and the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn (check rates).

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