Benefits of Building a Custom Home in Wooster Ohio

You’ve decided that the benefits of a custom home fit your family’s needs. Great! Now it’s time to consider which neighborhood fits your lifestyle.

The Weaver Custom Homes origin story began in Wooster, Ohio, more than 40 years ago — and though we’ve since expanded into the Greater Columbus area, we’re still very proud Wooster Generals at heart. In fact, we consider ourselves the proudest home builders Wooster, Ohio, has ever had promoting it as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

To help you choose the best location for your family’s future, we’ve put together some insights on the Wooster community. We’ve highlighted many of the reasons we love living in Wooster, Ohio, including its highly rated school system, welcoming Main Street area and thriving business sector.

Read on to see why the city of Wooster should be on your radar as the possible site for your Weaver custom home.

Benefits of Building In Wooster

At Weaver Custom Homes, we’re rather particular about where we build. We want our homeowners to fall in love with the community they’ll be a part of, not just the piece of land they’re buying. And one of the many wonderful aspects of building in and around the Wooster community is that it offers a variety of new construction neighborhoods where many different types of custom homes will fit in, both geographically and aesthetically. From a traditional colonial two-story on a leafy suburban street to a refined urban townhouse in a bustling downtown to a sprawling ranch surrounded by woods, your dream home awaits.

Here are some of the great benefits you’ll enjoy living in Wooster, Ohio, no matter which type of custom home you prefer:

Growing Area

Since its incorporation as a town in 1817, Wooster has hardly stopped growing. The list of current and upcoming construction projects in the city speaks to its forward-thinking values with storm sewer and roadway improvements, a forthcoming fiber optics network and lots of new businesses putting down local roots. 2023 saw the opening of Meijer and will soon see Menard’s  be built in the city’s popular North End retail area, along with several new restaurants expanding the local palate. Established manufacturers that make Wooster a major home base include Frito-Lay, Wooster Brush Company, Schaeffler, Pepsi, GOJO, Unilock, Seman Corporation, Daisy Brand Corporation, and more. As the seat of Wayne County and Ohio’s dairy capital, Wooster is in the perfect position for enjoying urban amenities that are mere minutes from rural beauty.

Ohio’s Top Micropolitan City

Need further proof that the Wooster community is vital, vibrant and growing? It rose to No. 7 in the nation — and No. 1 in Ohio — on Policom Corporation’s 2023 Annual Economic Strength Ranking of Micropolitan Areas report from its previous place at No. 14. This independent firm examines jobs and wages across industries over a two-decade period to help communities understand and assess their potential for economic development and overall growth. Thanks to Wooster’s highly diversified manufacturing base, supportive business environment, productive public-private partnerships and high quality of life that helps attract and retain businesses, it beat out more than 530 other U.S. micropolitan areas. Micropolitan areas are defined as a single principal city of 10,000 to 50,000 people with an economy that operates independently of a larger metropolitan area. Wooster generates over half of all paid wages in Wayne County.

Top 10% School District

Have little ones that you’re already planning to send off to college one day? Want to make sure you’re building a custom home where they’ll receive a world-class public education that gets them ready to crush those university dreams? Well, stock up on Generals gear because living in Wooster, Ohio, means your kids will attend a high school that’s ranked in the Top 10% of nearly 18,000 schools nationwide and some 700 in Ohio. The U.S. News & World Report Best High School award is a prestigious yearly recognition based on data from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, state assessments and the U.S. Department of Education Common Core. Wooster’s rank as No. 1 among district cohorts in Ohio and in the top 10% nationally reflects a deep commitment to education of the highest quality in Wooster, Ohio.

Tax Incentives

Wooster businesses aren’t the only ones who receive tax incentives to set up shop in the city. As of 2004, Wooster’s Residential CRA program has offered tax abatements to property owners who are improving an existing home or building new within a specified area, which includes Downtown Wooster and other neighborhoods. That means you could save hundreds of dollars on real estate taxes every year for 10 years — just for building and living in Wooster.

Meet the Wooster Community

Not only is Wooster, Ohio, the home of our award-winning Design Center, it’s also home to more than 27,000 residents, two colleges, a world-class community-owned hospital and over 300 businesses. Plus, the city of Wooster offers some 600 acres of park land and 12 miles of dedicated bike trails that make traversing the city’s 15 square miles a breeze. Easily accessible major highways put Wooster within just a few minutes’ drive of breathtaking views of Amish farmlands, lush woods and myriad lakes, rivers and reservoirs dotting Ohio’s heartland.

This city has a sweet history — literally! Historians agree that Wooster, Ohio, was the site of the U.S. debut of the candy cane in 1847. And thanks to the continuing efforts of the non-profit  Main Street Wooster organization, much of the city’s historical character has been preserved and revitalized in a walkable downtown area that feels freshly modern yet grounded in a cherished past.

Wooster Community Hospital not only ensures residents of Wooster and Wayne County have access to award-winning healthcare, but it also collaborates with The College of Wooster on interdisciplinary programs that encourage hands-on learning for students and healthy lifestyle programming for patients. Wooster Community Hospital has also been rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation.

Higher education is available locally at The College of Wooster, as well as The Ohio State University Agricultural and Technical Institute, and the Wayne County Schools Career Center’s adult continuing education programs.

And when you and your family want to venture outside this picturesque hometown, you’ll have less than a two-hour drive to the state capital of Columbus and its diverse array of arts and culture — and a mere one-hour drive to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport where you can jet off to just about anywhere in the world.

Building Locally With Weaver Custom Homes

Getting excited about the prospect of living in Wooster, Ohio? As one of the most respected home builders in Wayne County, Ohio, Weaver Custom Homes is ready to make your move to the heart of it all a tailored dream come true. Quality, integrity and luxury lay the foundation for every home we build — and we can’t wait to see what makes yours unique! Weaver Custom Homes also offers building sites in a variety of communities in the Wooster area to make sure you get the home you want, where you want. Contact us today to start your journey to the perfect Wooster, Ohio home for your family.

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