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Akron, OH Real Estate

Akron /ˈækrən/ is the fifth largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County. It is located in the Great Lakes region approximately 39 miles (63 km) south of Lake Erie along the Little Cuyahoga River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 199,110. The Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area covers Summit and Portage counties, and in 2010 had a population of 703,200. Akron is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2010 had a population of 2,780,440.

Akron was co-founded in 1825 when suggested by Paul Williams to Simon Perkins. In 1833, "South" was temporarily added to the name when Eliakim Crosby settled a bordering North Akron. After Summit County formed from portions of Portage, Medina, and Stark counties in 1840, Akron succeeded Cuyahoga Falls as county seat a year later. The Akron School Law of 1847 created the K-12 system. In 1851, Sojourner Truth attended a convention and extemporaneously delivered the original "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. During the Civil War, Ferdinand Schumacher supplied the Union Army with oats produced by his mill along the Ohio Canal. Between the 1870s and World War I, numerous churches across the nation were built using the Akron Plan.

With a population increase of 201.8% during the 1910s, it became the nation's fastest growing city due to industries such as the stoneware, sanitary sewer, fishing tackle, farming equipment, match, toy, and rubber. The companies General Tire, Goodrich, Firestone, and Goodyear built headquarters, but only the latter remains. Airships, blimps, dirigibles, and zeppelins have been manufactured at the Goodyear Airdock since World War II. The Goodyear Polymer and National Polymer Innovation Centers are on the University of Akron campus which anchors the Polymer Valley and is home to the Archives of the History of American Psychology. Akron also headquartered the National Marble Tournament, Professional Bowlers Association, and Women's Professional Mud Wrestling. Home to employers such as Summa, GOJO Industries, FirstMerit Bank, and FirstEnergy, it is listed by Newsweek as one of ten Information Age high tech havens. Awarded by the National Civic League and National Arbor Day Foundation, it was named one of the world's most livable cities. The All-American Soapbox Derby, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, National Hamburger Festival, Founders Day (Alcoholics Anonymous), and Road Runner Akron Marathon are annually hosted by the city which is a venue for some events of the 2014 Gay Games. Tourist attractions include Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Lock 3 Park where the American Marble & Toy Manufacturing Company once stood.

Residents of Akron are referred to as "Akronites". Nicknames include "Rubber City", "City of Invention", and the more historical "Rubber Capital of the World".

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Akron, Oh

2762 Paddock Dr
$597,500 
2762 Paddock Dr
Akron, OH

5 Beds, 4/2 Baths
5,040 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1800 Merriman Rd
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
299 Mineola Ave
$165,000 
299 Mineola Ave
Akron, OH

4 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,498 sqft
Courtesy of Pam Worthington, Cutler Real Estate
1161 Longstone Ave
$132,000 
1161 Longstone Ave
Akron, OH

4 Beds, -- Baths
2,338 sqft
Courtesy of Steven D Mosholder, Mosholder Realty Inc.
1243 Garman Rd
$124,500 
1243 Garman Rd
Akron, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,212 sqft
Courtesy of Helen Gisewhite, Howard Hanna
428 Gibbs Rd
$110,000 
428 Gibbs Rd
Akron, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,040 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1521 Hampton Rd
$85,000 
1521 Hampton Rd
Akron, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,501 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1559 Massillon Rd
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1559 Massillon Rd
$75,000 
1559 Massillon Rd
Akron, OH

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
880 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
606 Lindell St
$75,000 Price reduced from $79,500 (-$4,500)
606 Lindell St
Akron, OH

Presented By James Wilmoth
2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,296 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1270 Onondago Ave
$75,000 Price reduced from $79,000 (-$4,000)
1270 Onondago Ave
Akron, OH

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
964 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
46 W Lowell Ave
$74,900 
46 W Lowell Ave
Akron, OH

5 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,518 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1874 Cameroon Ct
$69,500 
1874 Cameroon Ct
Akron, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,613 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1729 Brown St
$64,900 
1729 Brown St
Akron, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,044 sqft
Courtesy of Ryan M Carter, Hayes Realty
1559 Tonawanda Ave
$60,000 
1559 Tonawanda Ave
Akron, OH

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
720 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1773 Marks Ave
$59,900 
1773 Marks Ave
Akron, OH

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,472 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
1638 Greenlawn Ave
$51,000 
1638 Greenlawn Ave
Akron, OH

4 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,633 sqft
Courtesy of Debbie Jacobs, Charles Real Estate
930 Snowfall Spur B
$50,000 
930 Snowfall Spur B
Akron, OH

2 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,634 sqft
Courtesy of Cathy Stephens, Stouffer Realty, Inc.
970 Brittain Rd
$40,000 
970 Brittain Rd
Akron, OH

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
856 sqft
Courtesy of Betty R Wise, RE/MAX Edge Realty
1388 Roslyn Ave
$17,000 
1388 Roslyn Ave
Akron, OH

2 Beds, 1/1 Baths
896 sqft
Courtesy of Flower Jessica Medley, BHHS Kovack REALTORS

Akron, Oh Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
OCT-DEC 2016 123 $105,187 $86,722

Akron, Oh School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
AKRON CITY K-12 44308 2
AKRON DIGITAL ACADEMY (DISTRICT) 7-12, 9-12 44303 No Rating
AKRON PREPARATORY SCHOOL (DISTRICT) K-6, K-8 44305 1
AKROS MIDDLE SCHOOL (DISTRICT) -- 44304 1
COLONIAL PREP ACADEMY (DISTRICT) K-6, K-8 44314 No Rating
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Akron, Oh School Rankings (FAQ)

SchoolDigger Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 0-5.

AKRON 1 out of 5
OHIO 2 out of 5

Akron, Oh School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

Niche Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

AKRON
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Akron, Oh Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 197,306
Households: 83,011
Median Age: 36

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