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953 apartments for rent near Akron, OH

White Pond Villa
Akron, OH 44320
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1 - 2 Beds
55+, Income Restricted
Furnished Studio - Copley
Akron, OH 44321
From $1,155
1 Bed
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From $1,050
1 Bed
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Apartments in Akron, OH

White Pond Villa
Akron, OH 44320
Call for rates
1 - 2 Beds
55+, Income Restricted
From $1,050
1 Bed
Short-Term
Furnished Studio - Copley
Akron, OH 44321
From $1,155
1 Bed
Short-Term
Waterside Townhomes
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
From $650
2 Beds
Streetsboro Village Square/Green
Streetsboro, OH 44241
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2 - 3 Beds
Pleasant Valley Apartments
Cleveland, OH 44134
$534 - $800
1 - 3 Beds
From $1,155
1 Bed
Short-Term
From $1,386
1 Bed
Short-Term
Furnished Studio - Beachwood
Beachwood, OH 44122
From $1,386
1 Bed
Short-Term
From $1,365
1 Bed
Short-Term
Aristocrat Apartments
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
$715 - $935
1 - 2 Beds
West Terrace Apartments
Cleveland, OH 44111
$499 - $609
1 - 2 Beds
Concierge Living at The 9
Cleveland, OH 44115
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1 - 2 Beds
Crittenden Court Apartments
Cleveland, OH 44113
$505 - $1,210
Studio - 3 Beds
From $1,155
1 Bed
Short-Term
The Bingham Apartments
Cleveland, OH 44113
$1,000 - $2,500
1 - 3 Beds
Park Towers Apartments
Cleveland, OH 44126
$530 - $1,000
1 - 3 Beds
55+, Short-Term
The Archer Apartments
Cleveland, OH 44116
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1 - 2 Beds
Beautiful Downtown Cleveland Living!
Gates Mills Apartments
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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1 - 2 Beds
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Forest Hill Terrace
East Cleveland, OH 44112
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1 - 2 Beds
55+, Income Restricted
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Guide to Akron

Akron Apartments For Rent

Through its long history that dates back to 1825, Akron has gone through many transitions and has been the site of many historic events. In 1851, Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist and women’s rights activist, delivered her famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman,” in Akron. The first long-distance electric railway began service in Akron in the late 1800s.

During the 1930s until about 1970, Akron was the booming center of the rubber industry. Goodrich Corporation, Firestone, General Tire, and Goodyear were all located in Akron, giving the city the nickname “Rubber Capital of the World.” Goodyear Heights and Firestone Park were neighborhoods designed specifically for the employees of their respective companies. These historic neighborhoods are just two of Akron’s distinct and unique communities.

Today, it’s polymers that are setting Akron apart. There are nearly 100 companies in Akron related to polymers, and about 300 more in the surrounding area. The University of Akron includes the Goodyear Polymer Center and the first College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering.

In addition to a solid economic base and a rich history, your new apartment in Akron will put you in the heart of the Great Lakes region – a region famous for outdoor activities and plenty of natural beauty. Here’s what you can expect when you move to Akron!

Things to Do in Akron:

Less than 40 miles from Lake Erie, Akron is an attractive city that wraps around the Ohio and Erie Canal, home to an extensive system of parks.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park covers 33,000 acres, stretching 22 miles along the Cuyahoga River. The park includes rides on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, biking, hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, canoeing, and kayaking. During winter, park visitors can go snow tubing, snowshoeing, sledding, downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, and ice fishing.

Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront Square District is a great place to enjoy shopping, restaurants, concerts, and even boat rides. The Akron Art Museum includes paintings by such important artists as Frank Stella and Andy Warhol.

The popular Akron Zoo is home to over 700 animals and includes popular attractions such as the Coral Reef exhibit, Komodo Kingdom, and Lemur Island. The Akron Zoo was founded in 1953 and is a world conservation zoo. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Mike & Mary Stark Grizzly Ridge exhibit – a huge exhibit that includes grizzly bears, an aviary, red wolves, and bald eagles. In addition to the variety of animals from around the world, the zoo hosts special programs and events.

The Akron Fossils and Science Center includes hands-on activities and a dinosaur-themed playground. Located in nearby Copley, the Akron Fossils and Science Center opened in 2005. Touch a woolly mammoth jawbone, dinosaur teeth, eggs, and a mastodon skeleton. Kids enjoy the “Truassic Park,” a playground with a dinosaur theme.

The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the nation’s largest homes. The founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, F.A. Seiberling, built this massive estate in 1912. In addition to the 65-room, Tudor-style mansion, the grounds feature several gardens, a conservatory, a greenhouse, tennis courts, and horse trails. The house and gardens are open to the public, and the Hall hosts several annual events, including the Ohio Shakespeare Festival.

College basketball fans can head to the JAR! James Rhodes Arena is located on the University of Akron campus and is home to the Akron Zips basketball team. The Zips play in NCAA Division I as members of the Mid-American Conference. The name “Zips” comes from the rubber overshoes made by BF Goodrich that were popular during the 1920s-1930s. College football fans can cheer on the Zips at the InfoCision Stadium, a fairly new stadium that was completed in 2009. It replaced the Rubber Bowl, which served as the Zips’ home from 1940 until 2008. The Rubber Bowl is still in use, serving as an entertainment venue for concerts and other large events.

What to Consider When Moving to Akron:

Akron is home to the University of Akron, which was established in 1870. The university has several well-recognized programs, including the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. In addition to the University of Akron, the city is located just west of Kent, home to Kent State University.

As part of the Great Lakes region, Akron is just 39 miles south of Lake Erie. The Little Cuyahoga River winds through the city. Akron is the fifth-largest city in Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County.

Akron contains roughly 21 neighborhoods and several suburban communities. University Park is the area around the University of Akron. If you enjoy being surrounded by historic sites rather than college students, look toward Oakdale Historic District when searching for apartments in Akron. Maple Valley, West Hill, and Downtown are also great neighborhoods to consider.

Akron was named an All-America City and a Tree City USA! Even though this is a large metro area, Akron still provides plenty of outdoor beauty and recreation. Rent your Akron apartment to discover all of this city’s hidden charms.

Why Akron Apartments Are Hot:

Akron has it all – great natural beauty, a fantastic university, historic sites, terrific arts and culture, and fine cuisine! Quaker Oats started in Akron, and the waffle cone, caramel corn, and the hamburger were all rumored to have started in Akron. The Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Company, which won an award at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival and is considered one of the best brewers in the world, is located in Akron.

Several big names have come from Akron, including basketball star LeBron James, music groups the Black Keys and Devo, and Clark Gable even called Akron home for a time. If you’re ready to make this dynamic city your home, find your apartment in Akron now!

Why Akron?

  • Fine arts venues in Akron include the Akron Symphony, Porthouse Theatre, and the Ballet Theatre of Ohio.
  • The stunning Cuyahoga Valley National Park features Brandywine Falls, the Cuyahoga River, and the Ice Box Cave.
  • The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers a beautiful, scenic ride on one of the oldest scenic railways in the country.
  • The NCAA Division I FBS University of Akron Zips play home football games at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field.
  • Famous for polymers and home to Goodyear, Akron’s diverse economy includes several high-tech corporations.
  • The impressive Goodyear Polymer Center contains two modern, glass towers connected by enclosed walkways.