Welcome to Bath Township
Surround yourself with some of Ohio’s best nature.
One of nine townships of Summit County and just 30 minutes away from the lively thrum of downtown Cleveland, Bath Township is a semi-rural community that’s ensconced on all sides by resplendent parks, forests, and landscapes. Among its wooded hills and valleys, lovely meadows, and plenty of open space, Bath Township also has easy access to major commuter routes to the metropolis areas—only 20 minutes south to Akron—thanks to I-77 running directly through the township.
Owned by the government in 1805 and organized as a township in 1819, Bath Township underwent many name changes before, as the story goes, it was decided at a town meeting based on the brevity of its sound and the nearness to the front of the alphabet. Bath Township is now a vibrant area of just under 10,000 residents, most of which are homeowners and families. The community here is welcoming, and the houses can range from stately brick Colonials on large plots to charming ranches with fenced-in yards perfect for playsets and pools, as well as several stand-out estates tucked in wooded areas.
What to Love
- Abundance of parks, preserves, and nature
- Close access to two major cities, convenient location
- Friendly community atmosphere
People & Lifestyle
Bath Township has been frequently and consistently rated as one of the safest areas to live, both in the Cleveland area as well as the state of Ohio. In Bath Township, you can enjoy the simple luxuries of life and the feeling of fresh air in your lungs. Ideal for families, as well as retirees or anyone looking to escape the city a little, this peaceful and historic area invites you to settle in and relax.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Though Bath Township itself is mainly a residential area, it’s convenient location puts it within minutes of some of the best shopping and dining options. Head south 10 minutes to Fairlawn to shop at Summit Mall
, an impressive shopping center with nearly 100 stores, restaurants, and salons. Peruse name brands like Coach
, and Bath & Body Works
before taking a break and treating yourself to a giant pretzel at Auntie Anne’s
to top off a day of great retail therapy.
Despite its rural vibes, Bath Township has plenty of diverse cuisine options to satisfy your cravings. At Rice Paper
, you can enjoy fine Thai cuisine and a menu that has so many options, you’ll want to try something new at each visit. If you have a penchant for sushi, you’ll want to stop in at Sakura Sushi
and order the sushi and sashimi deluxe, a whole platter full of delicious Japanese fare. In the mood for Mediterranean? Dine in at Continental Cuisine
and taste every dish’s savory flavors, including popular favorites like the chicken and kafta kabobs. For a taste of quality local food, try the menu at Gasoline Alley. A traditional neighborhood deli and bar, Gasoline Alley
invites you inside their transportation-themed venue to have a drink with friends and order American classics like their Route 66 burgers.
Things to Do
Bath Township is most-known for its abundance of parks, preserves, and outdoor recreation opportunities. The oldest park in Bath Township, Bath Township Community Park
has 12 acres of wooded area for walking—and includes a looped figure-8 trail—as well as picnic areas, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a football field, and a basketball court. Another popular go-to for families is Bath Hill Park
, which has, in addition to its 16 acres of area, a lovely playground for the kids, picnic settings, two tennis courts, and a half-court for basketball.
Wanting to get a little further into the great outdoors? Experience varied habitats and terrain by hiking the trails at the Bath Nature Preserve
. With over 400 acres of woodlands and wetlands, the preserve is a popular spot for equestrians, thanks to the accommodating trails. Bath is also home to one of the Summit County Metro Parks, O’Neil Woods
, where you’ll have plenty of opportunities to view the local wildlife as you explore the 200-acre area. Still looking for more? Check out the North Fork Nature Preserve of Bath, or even head to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 800 acres of the 33,000-acre stunning park are within Bath Township’s boundaries, and in the park, you can hike over 125 miles of trails.
Bath Township is home to a number of great schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Revere School District, an excellently-rated school district
- Revere High School, 9-12, one of the top 50 best public high schools in the state