Want more time and money for family and fun? Here’s a life hack: Live in Greater Akron.
You can get an elegant downtown loft or a century farmhouse for the cost of a matchbox someplace else. And the majority of Akron area residents have a commute of less than 20 minutes, according to the U.S. Census. Besides being affordable and convenient, Greater Akron has the amenities of a much larger region: a vibrant, funky arts scene; research and teaching hospitals; major universities; and nearby pro sports teams. We have more than 71,000 acres of green-space (including Ohio’s only national park), a winding river that flows north, and an 85-mile Towpath Trail, accessible even from downtown. Lake Erie’s shores are just 35 miles north. And while you’re there, check out the Cleveland pro sports teams. Our people are passionate about living here and treasure its local quirks such as sauerkraut balls, soapbox derby cars, the Goodyear blimp and the Signal Tree. For insider info on these and more, check out the list of 99 Reasons We Love Greater Akron.