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Pros

-Revitalizing economy
-Nearby recreation
-Close to Cleveland

Cons

-Entertainment
-Cloudy, wet climate
-Industrial landscape


What Bert Has To Say About Akron Metro Area


Akron is known as an industrial center and center of the U.S. rubber industry. The area once produced over half the tires made in the United States, in addition to manufacturing other rubber, plastic, and chemical products. Although the majority of the production has shifted south and overseas, Akron remains a corporate center for tire companies, including Goodyear, Uniroyal-Goodrich, and GenCorp. The city has a strong pro-business climate and a strategic location to many US markets, and is slowly increasing its service-economy base.

Highlights


Mid-sized industrial city - Northeastern Ohio, 40 miles south of Cleveland See Local Real Estate
Country: United States
State: Ohio
County: Summit County
Metro Area: Akron Metro Area
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Schools: See Local Schools
City: Akron
Zip Codes: 44312, 44313, ... 14 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1027 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Akron


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Akron is 5.70 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Akron jobs have Increased by 1.25 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Akron's cost of living is 21.00% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Akron's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Akron's population is 197,542 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -11.42 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Akron is $62,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -24.77%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Akron public schools spend $17,115 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Akron. Learn more...

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  11/9/2017
what Akron was

I lived here 66-81. My home was in West Akron, and I went to Firestone High class of 74. I went back in 2015 Aug. and I was shocked to see how the town has gone down.... (Read More)

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  1/4/2016
crime in akron

The city is a turd hole living in Akron for forty... (Read More)

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  5/6/2015
A city going downhill...

I lived in Akron and other surrounding cities for 30 years and unfortunately I witnessed this city go downhill rapidly throughout this time. I only regret that I didn't... (Read More)

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