With a population of 16,000 people, a location midway between Cleveland and Toledo, and a 20 minute drive to Lake Erie, our residents experience the comfort and safety of small town life with easy access to the jobs and entertainment of major metropolitan areas.
Today’s beautiful tree-lined streets are a tribute to the City’s founder Platt Benedict who planted maple trees along Main Street in 1830.
From our two excellent school systems to our many parks and first-rate recreational programs and facilities, Norwalk is a great place to raise a family.
Norwalk is a front porch community, where neighbors know each other by name and stop to visit on a warm spring day. Our people are involved, volunteering for city projects and coaching little league.
Established in 1817, Norwalk boasts the “most architecturally-diverse historic district in the State of Ohio.” From the beautifully renovated homes on West Main Street to the historic uptown area, the City is steeped in tradition.
Our revitalized uptown area is a vibrant and growing business district with a commitment to preserving the unique physical, historic, and cultural characteristics of our community.
Many diverse businesses got their start and make their home here.
Norwalk was the birthplace of:
“Body by Fisher” of GM fame
AB Chase Pianos
Harry Bennett (colleague to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford)
Today Norwalk is still home to manufacturers such as:
Norwalk Custom Order Furniture; a major US
The "Cradle of Contractors" for heavy-highway construction
Norwalk is home to two drag racing sanctioned organizations.
International Hot Rod Association is
headquartered in Norwalk.
Home of Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. A NHRA sanctioned drag racing strip.