About Us


Lafayette Township is located in Northeast Ohio’s Medina County, part of the Cleveland/Akron metropolitan area. Situated immediately southwest of the city of Medina, the county seat, Lafayette Township features excellent roads and ready access to a wide array of shopping venues and conveniences while retaining a relaxed and rural flavor.

The Township enjoys a mix of rural areas, including working farms, newer residential communities, parklands and commercial and recreational areas.

Lafayette Township is only a few minutes from major interstates, including I-71 and I-76, providing easy commutes to Cleveland (30 miles) and Akron (25 miles).

Chippewa Lake


From the familiar national department stores to boutique shops in a historic area, family restaurants, to eclectic cuisine, to fine dining – they can all be found just moments from Lafayette.

Lafayette Township has recently developed a Technology Park, featuring the Medina County University Center affiliated with the University of Akron. The University Center brings together a unique blend of traditional college coursework and workforce development programs customized according to the demands of local students and businesses.

The Township boasts the largest natural lake in Ohio – the historic and scenic Chippewa Lake, which is preserved as part of the Medina County Park District.