Hudson : Ohio


What It Is Like to Retire in Hudson

Hudson is an extremely affluent town and suburb of Akron in northeastern Ohio. it is one of the nicer towns in this part of Ohio. Neghboring towns include Aurora and Cuyahoga Falls.The population is 22,000.  Its original downtown is well preserved and busy today. The Little Tikes company used to be located here. The city was founded by David Hudson of Goshen, Connecticut when this part of Ohio was the Western Reserve. In 2010, the city was named as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise. The Western Reserve Academy is located on the original campus of the Western Reserve College (now Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland).Photo of Hudson High School and photo of Christ Church Episcopal in downtown Hudson courtesy of Wikipedia and DangApricot (public domain).


Where to Retire in Hudson and Home Prices

The median home value in Hudson is high for the area. Zillow reports it to be $456,458 in early 2022.


What Is Special about Hudson

A large area of the village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  There more than one thousand acres of parkland in the city. Hudson Springs Park has a lake, a walking trail, a disc golf course, and docks. Cascade Park, Barlow Farm Park, and Colony Park are large neighborhood parks used for sports and general family recreation. The downtown shopping area in the Historic District is still actively in use. The Underground Railroad went through here; in fact John Brown spent his childhood in Hudson. Lincoln Ellsworth, a polar explorer, and also the only Hudsonite ever featured on a U.S. postage stamp.


What Is Not Special about Hudson

Homes are more expensive than in most of Ohio.


Who Will Like Retirement in Hudson

People who want to live in a bustling, safe, and prosperous community in northern Ohio. Residents are quite affluent with a household income over $135,000.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Hudson has been home to many prominent compaies in its history, such as the "Little Tykes" brand of toys. Currently is is home to Jo-Ann Stores.


Climate and Physical Environment

The average Jan temp is in the mid 20s, and the average July temp is 70.  Hudson is in northeastern Ohio between Akron and Cleveland.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The downtown retail areas have several restaurants. The Western Reserve Academy, a coeducational boarding and day college preparatory school housed on the original campus of Western Reserve College.



The crime rate is unusally low.


Medical Facilities

There are medical facilities in nearby Cuyahoga Falls and Akron. Cleveland and its world famous hospitals is just a short drive away.



Cleveland is the nearest international airport, about 30 miles away.


Valuable Links

Hudson, Ohio

Hudson Chamber of Commerce


What people are saying about Hudson

I have lived in Northeast Ohio all of my life and I still cannot think of a reason why someone would want to move here.
Posted by lnduncan on November 14, 2013
Hudson, Ohio
You still have those dark gray low clouds day after day in the winter. A total lack of sun.
Posted by bubbajog on November 13, 2013

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