Living in Hudson

Consistently thought of as the “jewel” of Northeast Ohio, Hudson boasts an outstanding, nationally ranked education system, historic neighborhoods, high-end shopping and dining, and an overall outstanding quality of life. See what makes Hudson so unique and so special to Hudsonites.

Main Street
Hudson Farmers Market
Ellsworth Meadows

History of Hudson

The history of Hudson actually begins in Connecticut. The colony of Connecticut had, from 1632, laid claim to a 120-mile stretch of Ohio territory, which came to be known as the Connecticut Western Reserve. After an Indian war was won in the region, the Reserve seemed ripe for settlement. On September 2, 1795, Connecticut sold the Reserve to a land syndicate comprised of 35 investors known as the Connecticut Land Company. The sale was concluded for $1.2 million for the estimated three million acres, or roughly 40 cents per acre. Read more history.

Quality of Life

Another exciting part of Hudson is its downtown lifestyle center, which includes quaint retail shops and fine dining, as well as village greens and pedestrian family shopping. Hudson is a city steeped in history and tradition, with tree-lined residential streets, historic homes, and small-town charm. Hudson features world-class healthcare facilities and parks, wildlife preserves, and three golf courses, as well as major sports, recreational, and arts and culture venues.

The City hosts approximately 75+ events each year, including weekly concerts in the bandstand gazebo and in the First & Main shopping area. Entertainment also comes from the local theatre group, Hudson Players, as well as large events that draw people from all over the region, such as the Independence Day Fireworks Celebration and Art on the Green.

The cost of living in Hudson is 3.7 percent lower than the national average, and the City has been recognized for three straight years (2010-2012) by America’s Promise Alliance as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.

Shopping & Dining

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Hudson Springs Kayaks
3 Palms
Jewelry Art

Education in Hudson - Nationally Acclaimed and Deeply Valued

More than 70 percent of Hudson adults and 34 percent of adults in the region hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree. Perhaps it’s because Hudson is within a short driving distance of a number of private and public colleges and universities.

Residents also get a good start in Hudson, with some of the top-ranked K-12 schools in the country. Hudson City Schools, boasting an 11-year track record of Excellent and Excellent with Distinction, rank in the top 2 percent of Ohio districts, with Hudson High School ranking in the top 1 percent. What’s more, our Western Reserve Academy is the number one private high school in Northeast Ohio, as well as one of the top 15 boarding schools in the U.S. Privately owned Hudson Montessori School and Seton Catholic School also receive top rankings annually.

Hudson High School

Hudson High School

Western Reserve Academy

WRA working

Hudson City Schools

Hudson City Schools
  1. Office of Economic Development, Department of Community Development | City Hall | 1140 Terex Road | Hudson, Ohio 44236 | Phone: (330) 342-1893 | Email