Norton, located in northern Summit County, is a quiet, rural city--a retreat from the busy city life, yet easily connected to the major roadways. Education is top notch with the schools earning an "Excellent" rating.
Norton got its name from the chief landowner Birdseye Norton. Norton became a township in 1818, a village in 1961, and a city in 1969. Norton was known for fertile land, farming, and coal mining.
According to the 2000 census, Norton has 11,523 residents, 97% of whom are white, 1.3% African-American, and .3% Asian. In addition, 64% of Norton residents are married. The median age is 39 and the median household income is $47,085.
Restaurants in Norton:
There are several restaurants in Norton. In addition, Wadsworth, Barberton, and Akron are just minutes away. Within Norton, you'll find:
- Adam House Tavern and Dining Room
- Cristos House of Pasta
- Georgio's Oven Fresh Pizza Company
- Hopocan Gardens
- Loyal Oak Tavern Restaurant
- Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant
- Town Crier Restaurant & Lounge
- Welch's Ice Cream
- Winnery at Wolf Creek
Shopping in Norton:
The City of Norton is home to several shopping plazas and businesses. Among these are:
- Ace Hardware
- Acme Fresh Market
- Advance Auto Parts
- Appliance Mart
- Cookie Express
- Dawn’s Gift Basket Company
- Dollar General Store
- Farmer's Exchange
- Karen’s Hallmark Shop
- Radio Shack
- T-Shirts Unlimited
The Norton City School District has a current enrollment of approximately 2600 students. The Ohio Department of Education has rated Norton City Schools as Excellent. Facilities include three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school.
The city of Norton has 10 parks with amenities such as picnic areas, playgrounds, lighted tennis courts, soccer & football fields, basketball courts, ice-skating pond, snow sledding hill, a wilderness walking path, baseball fields, a volleyball court, soccer fields, and gazebo. Silver Creek Park is part of the Metro Park system.
Where to Stay near Norton:
While Norton has limited lodging options for visitors, additional lodging is available in nearby Wadsworth or Barberton. The Beldick Motel (330-825-3666) is located within Norton.