Oberlin College is the distinguishing feature of the small town of Oberlin in northern Ohio, just a few miles from Cleveland. The population is just over 8,000. Oberlin College and conservatory has 3,000 students and is one of several elite colleges located in Ohio. The city has a long history as a progressive community. It is considered the birthplace of the Anti-Saloon League as well as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Photo of the downtown courtesy of Wikipedia and Weatherman1126.
Oberlin College and its Conservatory make this a very interesting place to live. It is a small college town with a lot going on, plus proximity to Lake Erie and Cleveland's many attractions. The North Coast Inland Trail for biking and hiking.
Like most college towns there are some interesting restaurants to choose from. The Oberlin Heritage Center celebrates the history of the town and its people. The historic Apollo Theater is now owned by the college. It has had several renovations but remains a single screen theater. The Conservatory of Music is located on the college campus. Students and residents benefit from over 500 performances yearly, most free of charge, with concerts and recitals almost daily. The Allen Memorial Art Museum is associated with the college. The college also hosts plays throughout the academic year.
There is one bus route in Oberlin. The North Coast Inland Trail is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path to Kipton and Elyria. The path is built on the former railroad right-of-way of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway. Oberlin is a very walkable town. Cleveland obviously has a top notch airport on this side of town.
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