With multiple locations listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Medina, Ohio, has no shortage of historic sites to see. Whether you’re interested in stopping for an information-packed tour, or you prefer to be surrounded by historic charm every day, Medina has it all.
In fact, Medina is the perfect destination to explore for those who wish to find something new (by discovering something old!) in their retirement. To learn more about the history of Medina and how you can be a part of the community at StoryPoint Medina, keep reading!
In Medina, the community is proud of its heritage and unique history. Since the founding of the city over two centuries ago, a strong sense of community has been extremely important to the residents in Medina. The Medina Public Square was built by the first settlers as a physical, symbolic, cultural and social center of life for the people in Medina.
Tragedy struck in 1870, and many of the original wooden buildings in the square were lost in a fire. Luckily, the courthouse building, which was originally built in 1812, was untouched by the fire and that historic evidence of early Medina architecture remains. The Public Square was rebuilt around that original courthouse, and it is still cherished as the heart of the city even today. Many of the buildings you’ll see in the Public Square are recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. This distinguishes them on the official list of the Nation’s historic sites worthy of preservation. From the original Medina County Courthouse building to the Medina County District Library, the Sturgis House and more, there are pieces of history to uncover around every turn.
For the full historic district experience, Main Street Medina has crafted a Medina Walking Tour Guide. With this guide, guests and residents can discover more about each historic site and find a new appreciation for the history they pass every day. In addition to the tour, those who wish to learn more about the history of Medina can discover more fascinating facts from Main Street Medina themselves.
After visiting the Public Square, stop by the Little Wiz Fire Museum to see the evolution of fire safety, starting at hand and horse-drawn equipment. The Northern Ohio Railway Museum offers another glimpse at the transportation of the past and provides trolley rides for families today. At the end of a long day when you’d prefer some quiet reflection, Carolyn Ludwig Murage Park offers a picturesque escape into nature.
If you appreciate history, a retirement community in Medina, Ohio, could be the perfect fit for you. A short drive from the Public Square, StoryPoint Medina offers the perfect location for seniors searching for independent living in Medina.
At StoryPoint Medina, independent living encourages residents to live life on their own terms. From maintenance-free living to convenient amenities, chef-prepared meals, activities and fitness programs, and more, residents can fill their days with experiences that make them shine.
Outside of the community, residents can take a trip through time by visiting the city’s remarkable historic sites via our private shuttle and transportation service.
For those who are most comfortable in an apartment setting but could benefit from additional support, StoryPoint Medina offers enhanced living. Enhanced living is a care service unique to StoryPoint, and it bridges the gap between independent and assisted living services. With enhanced living, seniors have the flexibility to only pay for the services they need and personalize those services to fit their unique needs.
For 40 years, StoryPoint has been honored to bring the absolute best experiences to residents and their families. In the Medina community, that means cherishing the history of the city and caring for the people of today. It means knowing that it’s the little things that make every day special. From a calendar filled with fun activities to a restaurant-style meal shared with friends, everything in the community is specifically designed with residents in mind.
To learn more about senior living in Medina and life at StoryPoint Medina, call and speak to the Community Specialist today at 330-239-1100.