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The History of Akron, Ohio

Akron, Ohio called "The City at the Summit” was founded in 1825 by Simon Perkins.  Named for the Greek word "akros" meaning "high point" this city grew out of the Western Reserve territory - an area of little access on the frontier. There was enormous expectation for the area as the first canal was about to open Akron to the outside world. The Ohio Canal provided the means to take citizens and goods in and out of the area and the water powered mills that were in close proximity.

During the century, courageous men with innovative ideas have descended on Akron. They brought the entrepreneurial strength that has been the trademark of this progressive city since its founding.  The most famous person to relocate his business to Akron was Dr. Benjamin F. Goodrich. Dr. Goodrich's business was the first rubber company located west of the Allegheny Mountains. His bold move was a prelude to what was about to occur to the industrialized Akron. Akron became the rubber capitol of the world.

Akron is still known as the heart of the rubber industry, and is now the home of many of America's most important manufactures. The economic mixture that the area now has provides economic security that was not as evident in the past. Just one example is the nearly 400 Akron companies with more than 35,000 employees who are involved in the polymer industry. Akron is recognized as the world's leader in polymer research through the University of Akron Institute of Polymer Science. Akron, Ohio is an exciting and diversified city positioned for growth in today's technological arena.


Akron Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 292 homes for sale in Akron, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
79% Single Family, 9% Condo, 8% Land/lot, 3% Multi Family and 1% Other.

79% Single Family
9% Condo
4% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 292
Average Home Size 1,498 ft² / 139 m²
Price Range ($1,395 - $2,400,000)

Weather in Akron

The average high temperatures in Akron range from 35 in January to 83 in July

Average home income in Akron

The average household income of a Akron resident is $59,563 with an average home value of $135,593

Population of Akron

Akron has 271,062 residents.

Home ownership in Akron

The average level of home ownership in Akron is 59%.

Education breakdown of Akron

Education levels of residents of Akron include: highschool 34%, associate 8%, bachelor 16%, graduate 9%.

Households in Akron

Akron has 112,667 homes, built on average 60 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 292 homes for sale in Akron. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Condo, Land/lot, Multi Family and Other. The average list price of these property results is 166,731. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Akron please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 292 homes for sale in Akron, OH are represented by 4 member brokerages serving the Akron area. Member brokerages representing the 292 homes include Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (PA-NY-WV-MD), Cutler Real Estate - Canton/Akron/NE Ohio, Russell Real Estate Services and Northwood Realty Services.