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Since the end of the 20th century, Akron has largely reinvented itself and retained its status as one of the prime cities of the Midwest. Known for years as the rubber capital of the world, Akron’s economy has shifted in recent years with the rise of a high-tech polymer industry in town and a massive healthcare sector.

Many excellent public schools around town give the local parents numerous great options for their children. The University of Akron heavily influences the city’s culture, between the Zips sporting events and arts community on campus and the nearly 30,000 students who call the city home.

Akron residents enjoy direct access to the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which borders the north end of the city— head out on foot with your backpack and tent, or hop on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for a sightseeing tour of the park.

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Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Akron, OH is $641 for a studio, $609 for one bedroom, $750 for two bedrooms, and $820 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Akron has increased by 1.1% in the past year.

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Studio
441
$641
1 BR
641
$609
2 BR
956
$750
3 BR
1,307
$820
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Ratings

48 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
0 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
0 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

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Restaurants

If you are hoping to rent an apartment in Akron, Ohio there's no doubt you'll want to find a few good places to enjoy a meal. The good news is that the city has plenty to offer in that area. In fact, the city is known for a few specific people who have, as they say, helped to define American cuisine. One of those people is Ferdinand Schumacher, who was the first maker of American oatmeal and, as a result, the pioneer of cereal. His company would later become the Quaker Oats Company.

As far as places the city is known for in terms of dining, there are a few must-visit destinations. Of those include Duffy's, The Diamond Grille, Luigi's Pizzeria, and Crave. Swenson's and Skyway, both of which are popular hamburger locations, have had an ongoing competition for years.

There's no doubt that Akron is a diverse city, home to numerous religions, ethnic groups, and various ages. As a city that offers virtually everything a resident would live, finding an apartment to live in Akron may be easier to do than you realize. With a lower cost of living and ease of access to available apartments, this could be the ideal location to call home.

Transportation

Akron is easy to get to and easy to get around in. This is due to the numerous large highways and freeway systems that connect most of the town to the surrounding areas. Several main thoroughfares run through the city, including I-77, which connects the city to Cleveland to the north, as well as to Marietta. I-76 runs through the city and connects Akron to I-71, and the Youngstown area. The Akron Innerbelt is the ideal way to get into and around the downtown portion of the city. It is short, at only a few miles long, but serves as a connection point to numerous other freeways. I-277 runs east to west in the city as well.

In terms of airports, the Akron-Canton Regional Airport is the main local option, though Cleveland Hopkins Airport, an international airport that is significantly larger, is about 30 minutes to the north of the city as well.

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22 Exchange
22 E Exchange St, Akron, OH 44308
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$594 - 764 2-4 Bed Available Now
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Fir Hill Towers
55 Fir Hill Dr, Akron, OH 44304
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$750 - 1,360 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
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Roo Commons
406 Sumner St, Akron, OH 44304
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80 E Exchange St, Akron, OH 44308
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590 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44304
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430 Sumner St, Akron, OH 44304
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