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The people who live in ONE Village care about their neighborhoods. They aren't afraid to say "hello" or to lend a helping hand when necessary. It's hard to find neighbors like these, and the people really make the difference.

ONE Village is the perfect place to live with attractive homes in good condition. In addition, ONE Village has some of the lowest property taxes in the City of Toledo. With an abundance of neighborhood parks and community centers, ONE Village has recreational activities for everyone - including the Chester Zablocki Community Center, the Caldwell Community Center, the Friendly Center, the Summit YMCA, and public parks in every corner of the neighborhood. There are good private and public schools, most within walking distance of neighborhood homes. ONE Village is home to nearly 400 businesses, with streetscape improvements on Lagrange Street and on Summit Street. And living in ONE Village means you're only five minutes from downtown with easy access to I-75, I-280 and the Greenbelt Parkway.

ONE Village is also home to several unique historic and cultural districts including:

The Lagrange neighborhood is a vibrant international"village" that builds upon and reflects its Polish heritage while celebrating its diversity. Its residents and business owners care about their neighborhood and are active in community affairs. The central commercial corridor, Lagrange Street, has a historic pedestrian appeal, while at the same time accommodating a 30,000+ vehicle traffic flow. Over $500,000 in streetscape improvements was invested in the "Village District" on Lagrange Street, and every July the neighborhood welcomes thousands of visitors to its Lagrange Street Polish Festival.

Toledo's "first neighborhood" predates the City of Toledo by four years, and it still stands today as the oldest neighborhood in Toledo. The 19th century residents of Vistula were the builders of Toledo. It was here in the Victorian parlors and firesides that the city's future was charted and great fortunes were made. Today, the Vistula Historic Foundation is working to create more market-rate housing, shops, restaurants and other businesses that support the historic neighborhood.


Tucked away off Cherry Street just north of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center are Birckhead Place and Bronson Place. Although small in area, both of these historic neighborhoods are former gated communities that were once home to the civic leaders of the City of Toledo.




United North held a series of community visioning sessions in 2007 to provide neighborhood residents and businesses the opportunity to assist in planning programs that lead to an improved quality of life for ONE Village residents. By undertaking a structured community planning process involving local residents, businesses and community leaders, the UN is creating a “place based” strategy to improve the community’s quality of life. This comprehensive community development strategy is designed to strengthen the ONE Village community from within – through planning, organizing, and human development – allowing our neighborhood to take better advantage of larger market forces to:

•  Attract retail and housing development to ONE Village

•  Achieve economic balance in ONE Village neighborhoods

•  Create stronger connections to city-wide business, employment and educational opportunities.

The United North visioning sessions resulted in the formation of subcommittees to address issues related to affordable housing, jobs and economic development, education and schools, community facilities, and community safety.

Click here to view ONE Village's Quality of Life Plan.

Click here to view the Databook on the Quality of Life Plan.


Should you have any questions please feel free to call or email us. Documents such as the Annual Report are available upon request. 

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