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Kent, OH Real Estate

Kent is a city in the state of Ohio and the largest city in Portage County. It is located along the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio on the western edge of the county. The population was 28,904 in the 2010 Census and 28,935 in the 2011 estimate. The city is counted as part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area and the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area.

Part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Kent was settled in 1805 and was known for many years as Franklin Mills. Settlers were attracted to the area due to its location along the Cuyahoga River as a place for water-powered mills. Later development came in the 1830s and 1840s as a result of the village's position along the route of the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal. Leading up to the American Civil War, Franklin Mills was noted for its activity in the Underground Railroad. With the decline of the canal and the emergence of the railroad, the village became the home of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad maintenance shops through the influence of Marvin Kent. In 1864 the village was renamed Kent in honor of and in gratitude for Marvin Kent's efforts. Today Kent is a college town best known as the home of the main campus of Kent State University, founded in 1910, and as the site of the 1970 Kent State shootings.

Historically a manufacturing center, education is the city's largest economic sector with Kent State University the city's, and one of the region's, largest employers. The Kent City School District and the Kent Free Library provide additional education opportunities and resources. Many of Kent's demographic elements are influenced by the presence of the university, particularly the median age, median income, and those living below the poverty level. The city is governed by a council-manager system with a city manager, a nine-member city council, and a mayor. Kent has nearly 20 parks and preserves and hosts a number of annual festivals including ones related to Earth Day, folk music, and the U.S. Independence Day. In addition to the Kent State athletic teams, the city also hosts a number of amateur and local sporting events at various times during the year. Kent is part of the Cleveland-Akron media market and is the city of license for three local radio stations and three television stations and includes the regional affiliates for National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Although most residents commute to work in private vehicles, alternate transportation includes a public bus service and hike-and-bike trails. As the home of the Davey Tree Expert Company, Kent is known as "The Tree City" while residents are referred to as "Kentites". The city has produced a number of notable individuals, particularly in politics, athletics, and the entertainment industry.

Most Recent Homes for Sale in Kent, Oh

4740 Gate Post Ln
$284,900 
4740 Gate Post Ln
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,111 sqft
Courtesy of Pamela S Friend, RE/MAX Crossroads Properties
4819 Cricket Lane
$279,900 
4819 Cricket Lane
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
Courtesy of Ruth E Stephens, Stouffer Realty, Inc.
995 Wrens Hollow Cir
$269,900 
995 Wrens Hollow Cir
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 3/1 Baths
Courtesy of Kristin Berthiaume, Howard Hanna
792 Admore Dr
$239,900 
792 Admore Dr
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,036 sqft
Courtesy of Kristin Berthiaume, Howard Hanna
7566 Birkner Dr
$209,900  (Contingent)
7566 Birkner Dr
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,020 sqft
Courtesy of Brian Veppert, RE/MAX Traditions
3739 Martha Rd
$199,900 
3739 Martha Rd
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Paul Simon, Berkshire HmServ. SimonSalhany
4851 Sunnybrook Rd
$199,900 
4851 Sunnybrook Rd
Kent, OH

6 Beds, -- Baths
3,000 sqft
Courtesy of Ronald L. Lewis Jr, Assure Realty
3997 Mctaggart Blvd
$169,900  (Contingent)
3997 Mctaggart Blvd
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
1,560 sqft
Courtesy of David P. Bissler, Stouffer Realty, Inc.
632 W Grant St
$149,900 
632 W Grant St
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,527 sqft
Courtesy of Cassandra Rumora, Keller Williams Chervenic Rlty
5209 Cline RdA
$145,000 
5209 Cline RdA
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,144 sqft
Courtesy of Cathy Victor, Stouffer Realty, Inc.
1024 Leonard Blvd
$136,900  (Contingent)
1024 Leonard Blvd
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Kathryn D. Brahler, RE/MAX Real Estate Group
249 Lake St
$120,000 
249 Lake St
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Leland E Schie, Keller Williams Chervenic Rlty
43 Westminster Ln
$113,000 
43 Westminster Ln
Kent, OH

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
Courtesy of Maria Murdocco, Russell Real Estate Services
3767 Olmsby Dr
$110,000 
3767 Olmsby Dr
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,264 sqft
Courtesy of James Wilmoth, Northwood Realty Services
6379 Cherry Ln
$89,900 
6379 Cherry Ln
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Kathryn L. Murphy, Howard Hanna
1207 Morrow Rd
$79,500 
1207 Morrow Rd
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,888 sqft
Courtesy of Steve E. Burgess, Cutler Real Estate
1337 Franklin Ave
$70,000 
1337 Franklin Ave
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,152 sqft
Courtesy of Carol A. Sole, Sole Realty Co.
121 W School St
$69,900 Price reduced from $78,900 (-$9,000)
121 W School St
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,471 sqft
Courtesy of Amanda Hall, Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty
4780 Loraine Dr
Courtesy of Lesa Lillibridge, Keller Williams Chervenic Rlty
2205 Coffeen St
$27,000 
2205 Coffeen St
Kent, OH

2 Beds, 1/0 Bath
714 sqft
Courtesy of John Markley, Markley Realty, Inc.

Kent, Oh Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JUL-SEP 2016 93 $151,789 $125,000

Kent, Oh School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
FIELD LOCAL K-12 44260 3
KENT CITY K-12 44240 3

Kent, Oh School Rankings (FAQ)

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

KENT 3 out of 5
OHIO 2 out of 5

Kent, 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.

KENT
OHIO
Ratings provided by SchoolDigger.com

Kent, Oh Population

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

Population: 29,057
Households: 10,345
Median Age: 24

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