To Toledo and BeyondLearn more about the communities that make the Toledo area special.
Named the 3rd most affordable city by move.org, Toledo plenty to do without breaking your budget. Named the Top Minor League Market by the Sports Business Journal, 5/3 Field is an award-winning stadium home to the Toledo MudHens. Their downtown boasts many local restaurants, Promenade Park, which has a summer concert series along the Maumee River, and the Huntington Center, home to the Toledo Walleye hockey team. With 16 Toledo Metroparks to choose from, it’s no surprise Toledo was once named in the Top 5 Places to Live if You Love the Outdoors, when you can spend the night in the Cannaley Treehouse Village or take photos in Oak Openings’ pine tree forest, nicknamed The Spot.
Ranked #2 in the Best Place to Raise a Family in Ohio, Perrysburg is a charming suburb across the Maumee River. Their quaint downtown hosts an array of community events like Winterfest, Harrison Rally Day, and the Perrysburg Farmer’s Market every Thursday in summer. Perrysburg is home to Levis Commons, an outdoor mall area with restaurants, retail stores, hotels, and a movie theater, Fort Meigs where a battle was fought in the War of 1812, and the Belamere Suites, named #1 hotel for romance in the United States by TripAdvisor.
The city of Sylvania is just minutes away from the Michigan border. Their historic downtown is filled with locally-owned businesses and is just down the street from the Lathrop Family House, built-in 1853, and was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Take a swim or catch a concert at the Centennial Quarry, where it also hosts many community events like Pizza Palooza and the Festival of India. Visit Highland Meadows Golf Course in July for one of the area’s most popular events in the Toledo area – the Marathon Classic. Sylvania is also home to numerous parks like Olander, Pacesetter, Fossil Park where you can search for fossils, or take a tour at the iconic Manor House at Wildwood Metropark.
The only Toledo suburb named an All-America City, Maumee hosts an array of community events including the Maumee Summer Fair and the Holiday Light Parade, an evening parade where the community decorates their floats to light up the streets of downtown Maumee. With its scenic views of the Maumee River, Sidecut Metropark is often seen as one of the best Metroparks in the area with a walleye population that brings fishermen from all over the country. This small town is also home to the historic Maumee Indoor Theatre, originally built in 1946 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The theatre lights up downtown Maumee at night, and is a great place to catch a local musical production or a movie at only $4 a movie ticket.
Holland began in the 1860s with a blacksmith shop, general store and hardware store. Holland has a rich history in railroads and plans to open historical rail park soon. Even though Holland is a small suburb with only about 2000 residents, it has a lot to offer its residents. Pick apples at MacQueen’s Apple Orchard in the fall and attend the Strawberry Festival in the summer. Cheer on the Springfield Blue Devils, go shopping at Spring Meadows shopping center, and visit the J.H. Fentress Vintage Popcorn Museum.