Founded together in 1833, the community of Oberlin and Oberlin College have grown and developed together around their shared values. Our shared history continues to guide the College and the City to embrace a diverse community that is welcoming to everyone.
Ohio Magazine named Oberlin the “Best Hometown” in northeast Ohio for 2012, stating: “The quintessential college town, Oberlin hosts a variety of arts and culture activities, and is home to many eclectic shops and restaurants.” Previously designated Ohio’s “Best College Town,” our community is not only a destination, but home for many who love Oberlin's rare combination of restaurants, shopping, architecture, cultural attractions, collegiate enthusiasm, and great neighborhoods. Oberlin, “a community where members of every generation want to live,” was recently named one of five "Best Intergenerational Communities" in the country. – less