We moved to Twinsburg in 1998. It was an up-and-coming city and just starting to be developed. We were getting into a community that would grow with you. You knew it would become very family-oriented because there would be more and more housing developments going up. The schools are just unbelievable and the teachers are phenomenal. They treat each kid as an individual and they know what’s best for each child.The programs we have for children all the way up to seniors are phenomenal. Between our recreation department, fitness center and senior center, everybody feels like there are things for them to do here.
It’s not like you’re just sitting in your home and maintaining your yard. You don’t have to go to other cities to find things to do and have fun. You can get your kids active through the recreation department and all the different activities they do, and adults can get active or volunteer in the community. I’ve volunteered coaching many different sports and programs here.
You’re always running into somebody that you know or meeting someone that becomes a new friend. You’re always finding somebody that has something in common and you’ve got a new friend. — as told to Ilona Westfall
Aaron & Moses
After a round of golf at the 6,500-yard Gleneagles Golf Club, Berthold likes to relax at Aaron & Moses. A standalone restaurant and pub in the course’s clubhouse, it pays homage to the twin brothers who founded the city. “It’s more like a local hangout, but it’s a nice small restaurant with good food,” says Berthold. “They’ve got a great Philly cheesesteak sandwich.” 2615 Glenwood Drive, 330-425-3334, aaronandmoses.com
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern
For a chill date night, Berthold and his wife enjoy the rustic Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern. While they enjoy the live music hosted in the eatery’s bar area, they often head to the sprawling, multilevel patio nestled among the trees. “It’s very nice to go sit back there in the evening and just relax and have a drink on a warm summer’s night,” he says. 8960 Wilcox Drive, 330-486-2583, bluecanyonrestaurant.com
The expansive 3,000-acre park, the largest in the Summit Metro Parks system, feels worlds away from the suburban bustle. Designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, it offers a nature center, hiking trails, impressive rock ledges and a host of other wildlife. “It’s nice that you can get to nature quickly and have peace and solitude and relax after a busy day without having to go far,” he says. 9999 Liberty Road, 330-487-0493, summitmetroparks.org
Since 2009, Twinsburg’s Rock the Park has turned up the volume on summer. Located in 72-acre Glenn Chamberlin Park, Perici Amphitheatre hosts up to 1,500 people on the lawn for Friday night concerts with bands such as Escape (June 14), food trucks and more. “You take your lawn chairs and you know everybody,” he says. “It’s like a mini Blossom.” 10260 Ravenna Road, 330-963-8722
Twinsburg Historical Museum
Originally built by hand in 1863, the two-story stone structure acted as Twinsburg Institute, a school operated by the Rev. Samuel Bissell. These days it serves as a museum, which includes a handwritten letter by abolitionist John Brown, and a centerpiece of the society’s five properties. “If you’re into history, they put on events and have artifacts from Twinsburg’s past,” he says. 8996 Darrow Road, 330-487-5565, twinsburghistoricalsociety.org
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