Solon Named Best Place to Raise Kids in Ohio: Businessweek List

Businessweek's annual list of best places has named Solon the best place in Ohio to raise kids.

Last year, Solon was named one of the best small towns in America by Money Magazine.

Now the city has a new honor to add to its resume. Businessweek has named Solon the best place in Ohio to raise kids in 2013.

YOUR OPINION: Tell us why Solon is a great place to raise kids!

Businessweek compiles its list annually and includes one town in each of the 50 states.

Solon also features prominently in Businessweek's article about the list, featuring Mayor Susan Drucker in the story's lead and the city's accomplishments are discussed throughout the article, including its great schools, its business community and ethnic diversity.

Mentioned in the article was the 2011 Tolerance Fair, organized by Solon student Justin Bachman and Drucker.

The Solon Italian Club is also featured in the photo accompanying the list.

Here's what Businessweek writes about why Solon made the list:

The citizens of this affluent Cleveland suburb have made the Solon City School District one of the best in the nation. Great amenities, such as a philharmonic orchestra, help bring the town together. Solon is also one of the few towns in the area still economically fit enough to provide free services like snowplowing and garbage pickup.

Harry December 19, 2012 at 05:36 PM
The irony of narrative next to the photo on this link is filled with irony given the events of the past few months. http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/2012-12-17/the-best-places-to-raise-kids-2013#slide36
kindleberry1 December 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM
So true Harry. Things have been quiet lately, what have you heard? I also find it interesting that the Solon schools are not good enough for the mayors own children.
Harry December 20, 2012 at 03:30 PM
You mean Drucker's kids do not go to Solon Schools? I did not know that. That really looks bad. There are certain positions where you have to send your kids to the local schools if they are good ones. Mayor is one of those positions. Do as I say not as I do.
Rocco December 22, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Yes. So ironic, since the city of Solon would never have had a philharmonic orchestra if not for the vision of Ms. Prasser. And now the mayor gets accolades for that? And for the schools that her own children do not attend? How ironic indeed. And sad.


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