Though small, the village of Northfield, Ohio, located in Summit County and a stone's throw from Akron, gives residents plenty of big reasons to love their hometown. Like many cities and towns throughout Northeast Ohio, it was first settled by farmers from New England who came to the region looking for a place to settle and build a community. That tradition is still alive today, and it's why so many people come to this tiny burg looking for homes for rent.
Northfield is a prime example of small-town living in America, and the village's residents are especially proud of its many historical buildings, including:
The Palmer House & Museum. The Northfield Historical Society is based out of this local landmark, and it's the place to find the fascinating story of how Northfield came to be what it is today.
The Northfield Park Race Track. The track continues the village's long tradition of being one of the centers of horse racing in the region, building on the foundation set by the old Sportsman Park, which also hosted greyhound races before giving way to the current facility in 1956.
Interurban Trolley Station. Built as a stop on the old ABC line (Akron, Bedford, Cleveland), at one time this historic building was a hub of local transportation, but with the passing of the days of trolleys, it now stands as a testament to days gone by.
For more information on the history of Northfield, check out the Historical Society's website, or go to the city's official page to learn more about all the village has to offer.
Strong School System
Despite its size, Northfield has been able to consistently provide the village's children with a solid education, with the local school system ranking high on school rating websites.