Welcome to the City of Oberlin!
Ohio Magazine named Oberlin the “Best Hometown” in northeast Ohio for 2012, stating: “The quintessential college town, Oberlin hosts a variety of arts and culture activities, and is home to many eclectic shops and restaurants.” Previously designated Ohio’s “Best College Town,” our community is not only a destination, but home for many who love Oberlin's rare combination of restaurants, shopping, architecture, cultural attractions, collegiate enthusiasm, and great neighborhoods. Oberlin, “a community where members of every generation want to live,” was recently named one of five "Best Intergenerational Communities" in the country.
From the time the City was settled in 1833 through today, Oberlin's progress has been marked by strong alliances among several community partners. Visitors will find this website a valuable resource for inquiries about City services, planning and development, economic development and links to other community partners that help provide a wide range of educational opportunities, entertainment and arts programs, as well as insight into Oberlin’s past. We hope you will explore our website to find the information you need to live, work and enjoy your special hometown.