An Initiative of the City of Akron

High Quality of Life


Welcoming Environment

A technological mecca nestled among 40,000 acres of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Akron offers an enticing blend of both the urban and rural. It's where you'll find a welcoming environment of friendly people - a multicultural mix of young professionals, college students, families and empty nesters - who prize a high quality of life. A life built around an affordable array of housing, world-class healthcare and an active cultural scene.

Akron residents also recognize the importance of a quality education. We recently approved an $800 million investment to rebuild all of our public schools - a demonstration of our community's continuing commitment to education. The Akron Public School system is complemented by a variety of private elementary and secondary institutions - schools that offer stimulating educational opportunities and a sound springboard to post-secondary training and education.

To help you take advantage of time outside of work, Akron provides an extensive and beautiful system of metroparks within walking distance of the Akron BioMedical Corridor. Ideal for those who relish recreation, fitness and green space, the 6,600 acres of natural landscape include a 25-mile bike and hike trail full of breathtaking sights and sounds.

If you're looking for all the conveniences of a major metro area, but without the big-city headaches, you'll find it in the revitalized downtown Akron area. We enjoy easy commutes to work and school, as well as free and metered on-street, municipal and on-campus parking.

Add to all this astrong arts scene, exciting attractions and award-winning restaurants(and you can easily understand how Akron is a vibrant city offering something for everyone:

Supporters of the Arts

  • World-renowned Akron Art Museum
  • Historic Akron Civic Theater
  • Broadway productions at the EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall
  • Local art exhibitions at Summit Artspace
  • Don Drumm Studio & GalleryAkron Symphony Orchestra


Sports Fanatics

  • AA Minor League Baseball Team: Akron RubberDucks
  • Women's Pro Fast-Pitch Softball Team: Akron Racers
  • The University of Akron Zips
  • All-American Soap Box Derby
  • Bridgestone Invitational


Outdoor Enthusiasts

  • Akron Zoo
  • Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort
  • Water Works Family Aquatic Center
  • Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad


History Buffs

  • Hower House
  • Hale Farm and Village
  • Perkins Stone Mansion
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Kent State University Fashion Museum
  • The American Toy Marble Museum
  • Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway