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44240, 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 44240, Oh

1901 Deer Path
$339,000 
1901 Deer Path
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
3,586 sqft
Courtesy of Richard J. Lubinski, Howard Hanna
801 Admore Dr
$245,000 
801 Admore Dr
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2,288 sqft
Courtesy of Kristin Berthiaume, Howard Hanna
4414 Ridge View Dr
$199,900  (Contingent)
4414 Ridge View Dr
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/2 Baths
2,993 sqft
Courtesy of Nicole M Ward, EXP Realty, LLC.
7311 Westview Rd
$187,000 
7311 Westview Rd
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1,960 sqft
Courtesy of Shane A. Shannon, Keller Williams Chervenic Rlty
424 Irma St
$179,900 
424 Irma St
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2,174 sqft
Courtesy of Lucia M. Mack, Howard Hanna
1825 Walnut Rd
$174,900 
1825 Walnut Rd
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
2,320 sqft
Courtesy of John Fitzpatrick, Epic Real Estate Inc.
532 Rellim Dr
$174,800 
532 Rellim Dr
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 2/0 Baths
Courtesy of Albert G. Hepp, BuySelf, Inc.
996 Gardenview St
$157,900  (Contingent)
996 Gardenview St
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,526 sqft
Courtesy of Shelly Blower, Howard Hanna
241 Bowman Dr
$140,000 
241 Bowman Dr
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,008 sqft
Courtesy of Debra L. Holmstrom, BHHS Kovack REALTORS
432 Rellim Dr
$135,000  (Contingent)
432 Rellim Dr
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,500 sqft
Courtesy of Sandy Allen, Century 21 Wilbur Realty, Inc.
1096 Erin Dr
$130,000 
1096 Erin Dr
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,368 sqft
Courtesy of Brad Finch, Stouffer Realty, Inc.
1735 Merrill Rd
$125,000 
1735 Merrill Rd
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1,326 sqft
Courtesy of Denny Fox, Stouffer Realty, Inc.
606 Yacavona St
$119,900 
606 Yacavona St
Kent, OH

4 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,176 sqft
Courtesy of Paul J. Petrella Jr, Ohio Realty Group
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
707 S Depeyster St
$105,000 
707 S Depeyster St
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 1/0 Bath
1,956 sqft
Courtesy of Jeremy M. Roosa, Ohio Realty Group
1321 Sandelwood Oval
$68,900  (Contingent)
1321 Sandelwood Oval
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
Courtesy of Cindy Le-Mon, RE/MAX Crossroads Properties
 S Water St
Courtesy of Jack F Kohl II, Jack Kohl Realty
324 Whetstone Dr
$49,900 
324 Whetstone Dr
Kent, OH

3 Beds, 1/1 Baths
1,988 sqft
Courtesy of Aaron M. Brailer, Owners.com
 2nd Ave
Courtesy of Carol A. Lutz, Cutler Real Estate
107 Gill Dr
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107 Gill Dr
Kent, OH

3 Beds, -- Baths
Courtesy of Douglas L. Milano, Kiko

44240, Oh Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
OCT-DEC 2016 7 $147,771 $165,500

44240, Oh School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
FIELD LOCAL K-12 44260 3
KENT CITY K-12 44240 4

44240, Oh School Rankings (FAQ)

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

44240 3 out of 5
OHIO 2 out of 5

44240, 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.

44240
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44240, Oh Population

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

Population: 38,739
Households: 16,648
Median Age: 30

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