Akron Area

sportchampps Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 12:52 AM

My wife and I might be relocating for her job. We live in Columbus currently but would be moving to the Akron area. My wife is from Hudson but I know very little about the area. What areas would you recommend we Would be looking to buy a house. Our budget would be about 500k max. 

We’re a married couple in our mid 30s with no children. We enjoy eating at local restaurants and visiting breweries. 



Al Bundy Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 1:22 AM
posted by sportchampps

My wife and I might be relocating for her job. We live in Columbus currently but would be moving to the Akron area. My wife is from Hudson but I know very little about the area. What areas would you recommend we Would be looking to buy a house. Our budget would be about 500k max. 

We’re a married couple in our mid 30s with no children. We enjoy eating at local restaurants and visiting breweries. 


For 500k, you can live like a king in Akron.

SportsAndLady Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 7:42 AM

Get a realtor dude

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 7:53 AM

It depends on where you'll both be working, but Hudson would obviously be a good choice. Personally, I'd avoid any area that would require you to take Route 8 during your morning or evening commute. It's regularly a nightmare. 

Lots of good restaurants and breweries around. Thirsty Dog, Hoppin Frog, R Shea, HiHO, Akronym, Lock 15. 

I love living here. To me, one of the best parts is being a 40 minute drive to Cleveland in addition to all there is locally. 

kizer permanente Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 10:05 AM

I live in Green just south of Akron and work in Akron. The commute in from the south is much better than from the north. 

sportchampps Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 10:11 AM
posted by Fab4Runner

It depends on where you'll both be working, but Hudson would obviously be a good choice. Personally, I'd avoid any area that would require you to take Route 8 during your morning or evening commute. It's regularly a nightmare. 

Lots of good restaurants and breweries around. Thirsty Dog, Hoppin Frog, R Shea, HiHO, Akronym, Lock 15. 

I love living here. To me, one of the best parts is being a 40 minute drive to Cleveland in addition to all there is locally. 

I think her office would be in the fairlawn area.


jmog Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 10:16 AM
posted by sportchampps

I think her office would be in the fairlawn area.


As nice as Hudson is, I would avoid Hudson if I had to drive to fairlawn everyday for work. Like Fab said above, Rt 8 is a nightmare.


Best spot from there would be Bath Township, its actually where Lebron's house is/was when he played for the Cavs.


If you don't mind a 20-30 min commute to fairlaw then the Green and Jackson (North Canton) areas are nice.


I would look at Bath first if you can find a nice house in that price range first.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 10:24 AM

I'd agree with Bath Township, or one of the communities off S Hametown or 18, like Miller's Farm. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 11:01 AM

Possibly Kent/Stow area as well.

BRF Senior Member
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Thu, Aug 20, 2020 12:40 PM

We love going to the Fairlawn area for shopping and dining. It’s only a 30 minute drive from our place. 

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