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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: