Welcome to Stow
Convenience meets community in a stunning Akron/Summit County suburb
Picturesque countryside and a warm, welcoming community make Stow one of Ohio’s best suburbs. Leafy streets and a serene atmosphere complete the picture of residential bliss cultivated in this community-centric enclave, and a bevy of modern amenities make life here a breeze. Sporting over 400 acres of green, it’s no wonder golf takes center stage in this sylvan paradise. Golfers have access to an impressive collection of award-winning courses and clubs, and those with a taste for the great outdoors will enjoy the endless trails weaving throughout this beautiful town.
Dating back to the late 18th century, Stow was named for Joshua Stow, an early investor in the town. Town settlers built houses and shops, slowly at first, and by 1960 Stow was recognized as a full-fledged city. These days, this pretty place is home to an exciting culinary scene, a competitive real estate market, and a thriving country club culture. With Akron just steps away and an impressive selection of new construction builds, vintage colonials, and sprawling yards perfect for family life, Stow has officially arrived as one of Ohio’s most coveted cities.
What to Love
- Residential tranquility
- Gorgeous green space
- Country club culture
- A thriving culinary scene
- Proximity to Akron and Cleveland
People & Lifestyle
Stow’s friendly atmosphere and small-town charm make life here a dream. Golf courses abound, creating a country club haven for those who enjoy getting out on the greens, while the area’s pretty parks and warm summers give residents every reason to get out and bask in the sun. This tight-knit community is particularly supportive of small businesses, making Stow an ideal spot for entrepreneurs.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Stow’s culinary collection covers everything from laid-back lunches to international flavors. With scratch-made bread and a made-to-order kitchen, Bellacino’s was made for family dinners. This casual pizza shop features a mouthwatering selection of grinders and pies, as well as a relaxed atmosphere just perfect for a post-Little League dinner. Pancho and Lefty’s has been a Stow staple for over 20 years and features a fusion menu of Tex-Mex, Mexican, and American fare, while Luca’s Pizza dazzles Stow with authentic New York-style pizza. Try your hand at clothing design at Young’s Screenprinting, Stow’s long-running printing shop complete with apparel, banners, accessories, and business materials. Create team shirts for the softball league or design a line of specialty items for your next fundraiser.
Things to Do
Outdoor life in Stow is full of festivities and fun. From picnics and hiking to bonfires and cookouts, Silver Springs Park and Campground is the Stow destination for soaking up the summer sun, while the Fourth of July Parade brings the community together for a vibrant two-mile display of Independence Day-themed floats. The family pup gets in on the fun at Bow Wow Beach, one of the nation’s best dog parks. With grassy knolls for playing, sandy beaches and a lake shoreline for splashing, and a dock jumping area, a day at the park will take on new meaning for your canine companion. Wrap up the summer season with the Stow Summer Sunset Blast 2022, a celebration of all things summer featuring a dazzling fireworks display, festive food, craft beer, special kids’ activities, and more.
Residents of Stow benefit from an excellent selection of educational opportunities, including the prestigious Holy Family School, which teaches students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools